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TACKLING anti social behaviour at the Anning Road playing field in Lyme Regis is to be a police priority.

It topped the list of concerns at a recent Police and Communities Together meeting in the town.

The PACT panel, chaired by John Lello, heard that there had been reports of drinking and drug taking in the area, along with damage and arson at the toilets and general bad behaviour.

The meeting agreed to launch a joint crackdown on the culprits, involving police, the town council, the primary school and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

The other two priorities for action in the coming weeks agreed by the meeting were:

* Enforcement of the ‘No Excuses’ campaign to combat the “fatal four” motoring offences - speeding, excess alcohol, driving and using a hand-held mobile phone, and not wearing seat belts.

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* Addressing the on going need for a loading bay in Broad Street.

Other issues brought to the meeting and discussed were:

* Vehicles speeding in Colway Lane.

* Parking around Horn Bridge.

* Anti-social driving in Charmouth.

* Need for a grit bin in Summerhill Road.

* A call for street lighting on the path from Summerhill to Charmouth Road.

* The poor surface in Charmouth Road.

* The problems caused by barbecues on the beach.