The anti-social use of motorbikes, quad bikes, and dirt bikes, has become a recurring and deeply entrenched problem across both the urban and rural areas of the Dover District. This has adversely affected the local community who have been repeatedly blighted by the behaviour of these motorists, and who were yet to see any significant proactive and long-term solutions to this problem.
In order to improve communication and engagement, a bespoke guidance poster was produced to encourage residents to report the anti-social use of motor vehicles, and to ensure they were educated on what information to provide when doing so. Initially this was shared across our social media channels, but through further partnership working with Dover District Council and the Community Safety Partnership, this poster was produced as a metal sign and displayed in 20 hotspot areas across the Dover District. The response plan also included frequent social media engagement, days of action involving specialist policing teams, regular patrols of hotspot areas, speed enforcement patrols, and exploring long- term solutions by utilising a multi-agency problem-solving approach alongside Dover District Council.