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​Concern of growing drugs problem in Mansfield

30th September 2016
Mansfield

Concerns over growing drugs problem in Mansfield

Companies on Mansfield’s Acorn Business Park are concerned over the growing number of Anti-Social Behavioural incidents on the site.

Business’ claim its caused by homeless people and the Managing Director of Stopford Associates Brian Stopford – he say’s they’ve had to deal with a number of issues.

“We’ve had them tenting out, with had them using drugs on the site the sites been strewn with needles. Recently we’ve had a guy changing in our car park, he slept in our door way. We’ve come in in the morning and found he’s urinated in the doorway and we’ve had blood in the doorway – it’s been a pretty awful set of circumstances”

Mansfield District Councils Portfolio Holder for public protection Mick Barton, says he’s already addressing the issue

“it’s not just about prevention, we’re going to deal with the actual issue first. I’ve reported it to our community safety team and the police and we’re going to be having a meeting immediately about it.” 

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