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Over 1,000 FPNs issued since beginning of third national lockdown

Last modified: 24 February 2021 at 04:16pm

As Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham asks the public to keep sticking to the rules to protect our chances of moving out of lockdown, the force confirms it will keep up its 'four e's' approach to protect 'green shoots' of Covid recovery.

LOCKDOWN 3 NOTICES ISSUED since 16 FEB Gender Breach
Local Authority Area where Notice Issued Notices Issued Local Residents Visitors Male Female Being Outside Place of Living Outdoor Gathering Indoor Gathering Obstruct / Contravene / Fail to Close Business
Craven 8 8 6 2 7 1
Hambleton 21 7 14 19 2 13 8
Harrogate 32 18 14 24 8 13 12 7
Richmond 14 2 12 12 2 12 2
Ryedale 18 15 3 12 6 6 12
Scarborough 60 22 38 37 23 46 1 13
Selby 4 0 4 4 0 4
York 34 27 7 25 9 12 18 4
TOTALS 191 91 100 139 52 113 66 11
  • 52% of FPNs issued over the week to visitors to North Yorkshire and City of York
  • 63% of all tickets issued in Scarborough to visitors
  • 100% of tickets issued in Craven to visitors
  • 59% for being outside of place or living without a reasonable excuse

Commenting on the figures Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham, deputy lead for the force’s COVID-19 response said:

“As we expected, half term proved to be the busiest week we have experienced so far in enforcement terms, with 191 FPNs being issued across the seven days. Over half of the tickets issued were to visitors to the county and the majority for being outdoors without a reasonable excuse.

“Earlier this week we heard from the Prime Minister on the Government’s road map for leaving lockdown. I know we’re all eagerly awaiting life to return to normal and being reunited with our loved ones, but the Prime Minister did make one thing clear, the path out of lockdown was going to be led by data and not dates. The four steps he outlined to 21 June would only be taken if certain criteria were met – one of which was around the NHS being able to cope with the level of demand placed up on it and another the risk associated with new emerging variants of the virus.

“So, it’s really important that we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves and through irresponsible actions, jeopardise the progress we have made and need to keep making, to enable us all to move forward.

“Until the Government indicates that it is safe to move to the next stage of the road map on the 29 March, the current lockdown rules and regulations will stay in place and North Yorkshire Police will continue to police them. We will take the necessary enforcement action required to protect the green shoots of recovery we are starting to see and to protect all our chances of getting out of lockdown.

“So I would ask the public to keep going. We are on the right path and we are doing the right things, but we must remain vigilant to the threat of the virus. Covid-19 has not gone away, please carry on sticking to the rules, so we can continue to move towards better times ahead.”

 

LOCKDOWN 3 NOTICE – TOTAL NUMBER ISSUED SINCE 6 JANUARY 2021 Gender Breach
Local Authority Area where Notice Issued Notices Issued Local Residents Visitors Male Female Being Outside Place of Living Outdoor Gathering Indoor Gathering Obstruct / Contravene / Fail to Close Business
Craven 95 3 92 81 14 93 1 1 0
Hambleton 76 23 53 66 10 54 5 17 0
Harrogate 87 34 53 69 18 50 1 29 7
Richmond 28 7 21 26 2 19 7 2 0
Ryedale 34 21 13 25 9 22 0 12 0
Scarborough 393 257 136 231 162 156 33 197 7
Selby 64 28 36 51 13 36 3 21 4
York 240 194 46 140 100 60 3 173 4
TOTALS 1017 567 450 689 328 490 53 452 22
  • 2,910 FPNs issued in total since beginning of pandemic in 2020

Please note – these are the figures which have been approved for submission to ACRO and may be subject to further change.

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