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More reports of urinating in people’s gardens ... name this fan
A meeting is to be set up between Scarborough Council, North Yorkshire Police and Scarborough Athletic to try an address the issues being caused by fans on the way to football games in the town.
It comes as an image came to light of a man on his way to match at the Flamingo Land Stadium urinating in a resident’s garden.
Ramshill ward councillor Steve Siddons again raised the issue at Scarborough Council’s full council meeting when he said residents lives were being made a “nightmare” and said people had even been urinating behind the Mencap building in Valley Road.
Cllr Andrew Jenkinson said there had been “just one” recorded incident of disorder, something Cllr Siddons disputed, and said that anything happening outside the ground did not fall under the football club’s control.
Cllr Siddons said that as the council owned the ground it had a duty to address residents’ concerns.
Council leader Cllr Derek Bastiman said Cllr Jenkinson would set up a meeting with the police and football club to discuss ways forward. Any action outside of the stadium would need to be taken by North Yorkshire Police.
This week, a resident living near the ground sent a picture of a fan relieving himself in a garden before a match.
The man, who did not wish to be named, said: “He was urinating and he and his mate went on to the match.
“There has been loads of these urinating incidents since the football ground opened.
“There is a certain stream of supporters who drink and gather at a local pub and find our gardens and the rear of Mencap the ideal places to relieve themselves.”
A warning was put out to fans following Scarborough’s first game back home in July, with fans being told they would be banned from the ground if they were caught acting in an anti-social manner.
The situation reached its nadir following the friendly against Leeds United’s Under 23s in July.
In a statement put out of the club’s website chairman Trevor Bull said: “We have previously had to mention a problem with fans urinating in people’s gardens and we are saddened to report that this has occurred again prior to our match with Leeds United. We would strongly reiterate that anyone we find to have done this at any time will be banned from our matches.”
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