Message from Kent County Council Member Peter Harman.
“I have been following up with the relevant agencies the issue of the car racing that is occurring in many areas locally. I have been informed that Kent Police have received very few complaints from members of the public; I think a lot of people talk about it on Facebook, but do not report it to the police (because they think it a waste of time as nothing will be done). Also, Kent Police appear to treat each report as a separate incident, rather than having a system for seeing this as an ongoing problem and dealing with it.
I am willing to deal with this issue by following this up with Kent Police; however to do this I need accurate data that can be relied upon. Therefore I would ask that anyone subjected to car racing email details of what has occurred to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, with a Cc to me at “email@example.com”. If appropriate you could also report it at the time by telephone to Kent Police on “101”. In the email you need to give the following information:
Date and Time (from/to)
Exact location (as best you can)
Nature of problem: noise, speeding, racing, dangerous driving
Any further details (photos, reg nos, etc – if you have any)
Your name, address, and contact phone number (to be kept confidential)
I will then collate all the emails and follow this up with the relevant agencies. My contact phone number is (07956) 347419 for any queries.