Officers from the Borehamwood Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have been working to put a stop to car meets and anti-social driving at Morrisons in the town.
The issue was made an SNT priority in November, following feedback from nearby residents who reported noise caused by vehicles racing around the supermarket car park, usually between 10pm and 2am.
Sergeant Matthew Cann said: “As a result of reports from neighbours we made anti-social driving in the supermarket one of our neighbourhood priorities. As part of this we increased visibility patrols with officers, visiting the area around the problem times highlighted by residents.
“We have also been working with staff at Morrisons, asking them to report incidents and also ensure entrance and exit barriers to the car park are closed whenever the store and petrol station are closed.
“Before the priority was set, we received eight calls from August to October 2021 about the issue, whereas, since setting the priority we have received one call.
“Although there has been a significant drop in calls to us about this issue and we have recently published our next set of priorities for Hertsmere, we are aware that there is more work to be done so will be continuing our patrols of the area and working with supermarket staff.
“I would also ask that residents continue to report to us any anti-social driving taking place in and around the supermarket so that we can respond.”
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