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Community Engagement Event aims to tackle quad bike nuisance

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An informative event was held in Whitletts Field to raise community awareness about the nuisance of quad bikes and other off-road vehicles in the Ayr North area. 

South Ayrshire Council's Thriving Communities, Neighbourhood Services, and Environmental Health teams collaborated with Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue to facilitate the event, which was held on Thursday 18 May.  

Areas in Whitletts and James Brown Avenue have seen the highest number of complaints about illegal use of off-road vehicles. This has prompted the partnership agencies to carry out an audit of the area as part of the initiative, as well creating a targeted information campaign aimed towards local residents. 

Information was provided about the laws surrounding the use of quad bikes and off-road vehicles, what's being done to tackle the problem, and how they can report incidents. 

Councillor Martin Kilbride, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment said: "This campaign has been a big step forward for the community in Ayr North, after many incidences of quad bike nuisance. Well done to the Council services involved, as well as their partners, for putting on a successful and informative event." 

Please note - If you don't have permission to drive off-road vehicles on South Ayrshire Council or Private land, you could be prosecuted under the Road Traffic Act 1988, and your motor vehicle could be seized. 

If you are concerned about illegal quad bike use and need to report an incident in your area, please do so by calling Police 101 or 0300 123 0900.