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Problems in Dorchester

Hi readers, it’s Emily and William here about to have a moan about some people in Dorchester. There is so much to grumble about that it’s actually going to take two columns, so here is the first with our initial thoughts!

Our first gripe is people revving their engines and playing ‘boy racers’ around town, especially in the evenings. Their cars are usually bog standard with a supped up engine, and they show off to each other like, ‘look at me, I am faster and louder than you’. We’ve seen them in the market car park and in the skate park, right opposite the police station, with their music also blaring out. We don’t know if the police do anything about it, but it’s definitely got worse over the last year.

Also late at night or in the early hours of the morning, we know people who have seen them race up Weymouth Avenue at very high speeds, which is really scary. Don’t they see, or care they scare people, that they are polluting their local community with their engines?

We worry it’s just a matter of time before someone gets hurt. The way they ‘race off’ is crazy, the engine making so much noise. Who wants that in their town? Or the really noisy motorbikes, also revving through the streets. We don’t mind the noise from ambulances and police cars, because we are in the county town where there is a hospital, but it would be much nicer a place to live without so much revving engines. Dorchester is becoming a race track!

Next week we talk about skateboarders on pavements, and people dropping litter all over the place. We have some ideas about what the police or community can do to help. Tune in and find out our thoughts.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by People First Dorset - a charity led and run by people with learning disabilities with support from staff.

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