The police and wardens are aware of the situation,
and are 'treating it as a priority'. I'm sure they would appreciate any up to date information, or please send to me to collate & forward.
I've also seen the kid who seems to be the main offender, unfortunately the only time he got close to me (riding down the pavement to stop outside the yellow supermarket at the corner of St James) I didn't realise it was him so didn't get the number.
Then he sped off and - you have to hand it to him on the talent given he has an L plate - pulled a wheelie from outside the lawyers' office to just the other side of Iceland, as I watched from a distance thinking "Oh go on, fall off and give everyone a laugh".
Since then it's just been vuvuzela-style noise at night, but I'll look out for a registration number if I can!
While we've got Councillors here... supposing hypothetically that I had a shop downstairs that was using its back yard as a rubbish tip, leaving a dog out all day to bark and crap and chase the managed feral cat colony under the railway arches, had implausibly noisy extractor fans, and saw a remarkable number of cars arriving late at night with tinted windows, who would I call; noise pollution? animal control? environmental health? police?
I fear if I call the lot, or one a night for four nights, it may constitute harrassment!
I must come across as such a whinger on this forum. I'm sorry, I'm not always like this.
Sorry to say the main offender was making his presence known for a good few hours yesterday. Finally managed to see him properly and noticed he has no registration! Black scooter, black helmet, and the police called again.
Thanks for letting me continue to vent/report here.
The local police have been in touch, thanking you for the info about the bikes & riders. Some section 59 notices have been issued, (essentially riders promise not to commit nuisance with motor vehicles). Please keep in touch via pm or email next time you hear the noise.