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University Academy Long Sutton students are reportedly smoking cannabis outside Cinder Ash Pre-School

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Inconsiderate youngsters are reportedly using drugs in the vicinity of a town nursery.

Parish councillors have received complaints from Cinder Ash Pre-School regarding kids who are smoking cannabis at Long Sutton’s youth shelter.

Council clerk Karen Treacher said the issue has been reported to police - and she has urged residents who spot the incidents taking place to do the same, rather than posting about them on Facebook.

Long Sutton Parish Council discussed the reported drug use last week
Long Sutton Parish Council discussed the reported drug use last week

She added that consistent bad language has also been heard from the school children, who are reportedly from University Academy Long Sutton.

Some have been spotted riding motorbikes and mopeds as well. Miss Treacher believes gaps in school hours due to it being exam season have contributed to the problem.

Coun Faith Pearson said: “The school won’t do anything about it as it is outside of school time.”

  • At last Thursday’s parish council meeting, parish councillors also discussed the possibility of hosting a free fireworks event in the town.

A business owner in Long Sutton attended the meeting to ask councillors for an update on his application to host the event.

He said he has received positive feedback from members of the public regarding his idea.

Councillors said the resident should fill out forms provided and bring them back to their next meeting with further details, but voiced early support of the plans.

  • Coun Frank Heinrich-Tiller confirmed that plans to link Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge’s Speed Watch are progressing well.

He said he is trying to find more people to do it as volunteers need to go out in groups of three - and he has also secured the help of a local PCSO officer.

He said: “That should be good if they are in uniform, which could deter speeders.”

  • Councillors clashed with Jack Tyrrell, who represents Long Sutton on South Holland District Council, over a lack of communication between the two bodies.

Coun Heinrich-Tiller has submitted suggestions for ways the town could make use of £2.7 million in levelling up cash, which has been made available through the UK Shared

Prosperity Fund.

However, clerk Karen Treacher voiced frustrations that the parish council had not been made aware of the funding by the district council directly.

Coun Theresa Watts, who chaired the meeting in chairman John Clarey’s absence, said: “If we are not being told about it then there is a bit of a problem.

“Should it not be the duty of the district council to tell interested parties?”

Coun Tyrrell suggested councillors look at the district website - something he said he is told to do to keep up to date with parish council agendas.

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