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Illegal Motorbike Use to be Focus of Community Meeting

Concerns about illegal motorbike use will be discussed at a community meeting next week.

Residents who live in the Hebburn area of South Tyneside have the opportunity to hear about what is happening in their local community at the next meeting of the Community Area Forum (CAF).

Members will hear about the Council's plans to prevent motorbikes from illegally off-roading onto public bridleways after issues became apparent in Monkton Village and the wider Hebburn CAF area. The measures include increasing the number of 'no motorbikes' signs in the area as well as looking into the installation of barriers.

Councillors will also receive an update on 'county lines', an emerging type of criminal exploitation linked with drug dealing and the transportation of drugs, weapons and money that affects vulnerable people of all ages, predominantly children.

The meeting will take place on Monday 25 November at 10am at Lincoln Court Housing Plus, Hebburn. Members of both the public and the press are welcome to attend.

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