As Thanet Council gets tough on Anti-Social behaviour, perhaps they can do something to address the regular complaints that appear on this website that calls to the Police are ignored.
One of our regular contributors, “Mr Friday”, writes:
“I remember reading a few weeks ago of the "crackdown" on mini-motos and the like in Thanet.
I was watching the Thanet Marathon today on Cliftonville Seafront and one of the local ‘toerags’ was tearing up and down the promenade making people get out of his way in case they were hit. It was also causing inconvenience to the runners who were on the last legs (literally in some cases) of a tough 26 mile run. The last obstacle they were probably expecting was this sort of anti-social behaviour - not a good advert for Thanet when so many runners were from outside the area.
Anyway, I phoned the police and, after being diverted from the Margate Police Station to the HQ who had no concept of where or what Cliftonville Promenade was they assured me that a patrol car would be along "immediately" to sort it out. Anyway, I waited, and waited and waited. As I was watching the Marathon I was there for a further 3 hours after I made the phone call and not one police car turned up. Eventually the rider just rode his ‘moto’ down the path one more time and vanished.
Tough on mini-motos ? I'd say.”