Town council urges residents to report anti-social behaviour following field fire in Milton Keynes

    Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council

    Following a fire in Wolverton Mill, Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council is urging its residents to report motorcycle/moped related anti social behaviour.

    At around 6:46 PM on Thursday 28 July, 2022, fire crews from Aylesbury, West Ashland, Buckingham and Bedfordshire were called to a field fire in Wolverton.

    Five fire engines were at the scene along with Thames Valley Police.

    When crews arrived, the field fire was around 100m x 50m in size.

    A spokesperson for Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue say three hose reel jets, beaters, water backpacks and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire firefighters.

    At around 10:27 PM, crews went back to the area for a re-inspection where they managed to detect hotspots.

    Firefighters then used one hose reel jet and thermal imaging camera to dampen down and make the area safe.

    A further re-inspection then took place around 01:59 where the area was cool and no further inspection required.

    It has now been confirmed that the blaze spread following a motorcycle fire.

    Now, Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council is urging people to report anti social behaviour.

    A spokesperson for Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council said: "Last Thursday pm you may have seen the huge plume of smoke across the parish skies, this was as a result of a fire that was started from a motorcycle on Parks Trust Land, near the balancing lakes in Wolverton Mill, thankfully the fire brigades in attendance managed to put the fire out quickly before it reached neighbouring buildings and the perimeter fencing, this could have been so much more serious.

    "If you see motorbikes/peds that are not licensed and are causing issues within your community report them online to TVP or call 101."

    MP for Milton Keynes North, Ben Everitt, took to social media to express his concerns saying: "Following the fire at the Balancing Lakes in Wolverton Mill last week I have spoken to Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council about the ongoing issue of antisocial behaviour involving motorbikes in the area.

    "The fire was caused by a motorbike being set alight and I have raised the issue with the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner and local police.

    "I also suggested looking at potentially increasing CCTV and lighting in the area.

    "Thank you to the firefighters for their impressive work dealing with the fire and preventing any further damage to the environment and threats to life."

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