Dispersal order to be imposed as car meet planned in Chelmsford

A dispersal order will be in place from tomorrow March 27 for 48 hours in parts of Chelmsford and Braintree following concerns relating to a planned large car meet.

Police have received information that the event is planned to take place tomorrow with a meeting place advertised in Chelmsford.

Reports from the local community regarding previous meets have included incidents of anti-social behaviour, dangerous driving, and excessive noise levels.

To reduce disruption to residents, a dispersal order has been put in place, covering most of the Chelmsford district and the A131 in Great Notley, Braintree.

The order also includes all key car parks in the areas.

It starts at 6pm on Wednesday March 27 and will remain in place until 6pm on Friday March 27.

Acting Inspector Graham Thomas said: “We use these orders in a considered and proportionate way, to make sure they are targeting anti-social behaviour and allowing people to go about their daily lives.

“We will not tolerate dangerous driving in any part of Chelmsford and Braintree, and our officers will be out in the community over the next couple of days and over the Bank Holiday Weekend to make sure drivers are behaving safely and responsibly.”