The Community Safety Partnership is working closely with
the Police and other key partners including Trading Standards to
help reduce motorcycle nuisance problems in the borough.
The Community Safety Partnership has allocated funding for a
number of measures including the installation of section
59 signage, the production of leaflets warning of the consequence
of riding motorcycles illegally and the erection of a physical
barrier to reduce this nuisance behaviour. Lancashire County
Council’s Trading Standards team will also conduct joint visits
with Lancashire Constabulary to local petrol stations to promote
responsible trading practises throughout Skelmersdale.
Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 allows the police
to confiscate motorcycles from anyone who rides their bike
illegally and in an inconsiderate or careless manner. The Section
59 signs are being erected in targeted areas around Skelmersdale
and will support the police in dealing with motorcycle nuisance.
Anyone who is stopped by a police officer in those areas for
breaching the notice risk having their bike seized.
Persistent offenders could also face court action, including an
anti-social behaviour order.
The work has been undertaken by the Community Safety Partnership
to support Lancashire Police’s Operation Click, which works to
tackle the problems of motorcycle nuisance across the
As part of this action, motorcycle riders, or people who sufferer
motorcycle nuisance, can now get an advice leaflet which aims to
address and educate people on the problems created through nuisance
or illegal off-road motorcycles, Quad bikes or Go-peds.
The leaflet contains:
- advice for those who suffer from this type of problem and how
they can report incidents
- information to inform riders about groups they can get in touch
with to ensure they are riding legally
- the action that Police can take if people are caught using
their bikes in an anti-social manner
- advice for parents
- types of offences and the penalties that motorcyclists can
incur as a result if they are not a safe/legal rider
- and vehicle security information
How to get a leaflet