We have issued a 24-hour dispersal order for Riseholme Road in Gainsborough, starting at 4pm today (29 September).
It comes following plans publicised on social media for a gathering which would have included music played over loud speakers, an MC, and blocking of the road. The gathering was planned to pay tribute to a man who sadly died in that road last week.
We completely understand the right – and the need – for people to come together to pay their respects, and we want to help that happen in a way that remains safe and lawful, without impacting on residents in the area. We have given officers guidance to help facilitate that.
The order gives officers powers to move on anyone in that area who may be causing, or be likely to cause, a disturbance, and we ask people to consider how they can pay their respects in a way that is mindful of the community. People are also reminded that the dispersal order also gives officers the power to seize equipment which might be used in a way which causes a disturbance.
There will be an additional policing presence in the area during the dispersal order period.