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Former Fishwick Golf Club course becoming a hotspot for motorbike nuisance

Posted on - 11th April, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Politics, Preston News
Fishwick Hall Golf Club Pic: Russbomb
Fishwick Hall Golf Club in happier times Pic: Russbomb

Fishwick Golf Club stands empty following its closure in November last year.

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With no sign of the site off Glenluce Drive being redeveloped or brought back as a golf club it has been left.

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One Fishwick resident says it has become a hotspot for youths on motorbikes and large groups of young people congregating.

Asking not to be named, for fear of repriesals, he told Blog Preston: “It’s become a no-go area for us and for dog walkers too.

“This is due to the motorbikes using the land and it is also encouraging large groups of youths to congregate.

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“As summer time is coming up I can only see the problem getting worse.

“I feel it is only a matter of time before somebody gets hurt.

“It is also a public right of way.”

The concerned resident said the issues with motorbikes and noise had been reported to Preston Police a number of times.

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An email response, from PCSO Dean Thompson, assured the resident they were tackling the issues.

He writes: “Please be assured that the Neighbourhood Policing team are aware of the incident concerning yourself and also similar incidents that happened on the same golf course, and we will be monitoring the situation going forward.”

He also advised the resident to contact the council and log the issues as noise complaints.

The concerned resident continued: “This has been an ongoing problem since January and it is only getting worse.

“I feel if this was happening in a more affluent area such as Fulwood, Broughton or Penwortham the problem would be dealt with immediately.”

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Blog Preston contacted Preston City Council who said they had not received any complaints about anti-social behaviour in the area but had received a noise complaint.

A spokeswoman said: “We are taking standard procedure in establishing a record and liaising with the police where appropriate.”

A spokeswoman for the city council also confirmed the council owned some of the land on the Fishwick Golf Club course but none of the buildings.

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Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group were appointed as administrators.

Blog Preston contacted the administrators about the future of the club but received no response by the time of publication.

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