Police Update - Soho Group Dispersal Zone

The new Soho Group Dispersal Zone (GDZ), effective form 16th January 2011, has now been agreed to deal primarily with the concerns of the police in respect of on street drug trading.

This replaces the former joint Dispersal Zone with the London Borough of Camden, who have slightly different issues and has been put in place following lobbying undertaken by me, to the police to ensure that the unique problems of Soho are recognised and that the additional powers given to the police are available to them to address the concerns of local residents.

The power also allows dispersal for other reasons such as pick pocketing or other crime organised by groups and is a valuable weapon in the police armoury to ensure that residents and businesses in Soho are suitably protected

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