MANOR Farm has been included in a new police dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Ruislip.
Police have targeted the historic site, which includes popular theatre venue Winston Churchill Hall, because the zone as a whole has been a hotspot for graffiti, alcohol-fuelled nuisance and drug dealing.
The zone, where police have extra powers to move people on, also includes the length of Ruislip High Street and parts of Kingsend, Ickenham Road, King Edwards Road, Eastcote Road, Midcroft, Brickwall Lane and all of The Oaks, Church Avenue, South Drive and North Drive.
The dispersal order obtained by West Ruislip Safer Neighbourhoods Team under the Anti Social Behaviour Act came into force on Saturday and continues until January 7, 2012.
Inspector Mike Grady said: “Over the next couple of months we traditionally see increases in anti-social behaviour and certain crimes such as burglary.
“Our experience tells us the selective use of dispersal orders is an effective way of reducing these behaviours.”
Particular problems identified were graffiti, alcohol-related nuisance, unruly groups drug dealing and street crime.
Young people found in the area after 9pm and not accompanied by a responsible adult may be taken home by a uniformed police officer if they are at risk from anti-social behaviour.
Individuals who refuse to comply with requests to leave could be jailed for three months or fined up to £2,500.
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