Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

1. March 17 – Antisocial Behaviour Coatsworth Road

"What you told us"
Incidents occur after 6pm and particularly on a Friday night

"What are we doing about it?"
Additional high visbility patrols and on-going community engagement.  Partners are working with the Police to try and suppress this behaviour and also avoid it escalating - signage put up by local businesses about increased CCTV usage.  Repeat offenders have been (and continue to be) identified and joint visits with housing providers have been carried out.  Furthermore, attempts are being made to address their behaviour through legislation around alcohol, tenancy and where necessary, prosecution.

If young people are found responsible for causing ASB, they are actively being taken home and spoken to in front of parents, as well as warned of the consequences of further offending.  Use of new ASB Dispersal Powers, which prevent people congregating in areas for up to 48 hours or face arrest.

"Keeping you informed"
Updates of patrols and investigations will be provided at local meetings and via community messaging.

 

2. March 2017 Anti-Social Behaviour around Carr Hill Road shops

"What you told us"
There has been a continuance of youth ASB reports to local officers and other agencies.

"What are we doing about it?"
We have implemented Problem Solving Initiatives (PSIs) to assist in suppressing the ASB and target the offenders.
Additional high visibility patrols and on-going community engagement.
Partners are working with the Police to try and suppress this behaviour and also avoid it escalating - signage put up by local businesses about increased CCTV usage.
Repeat offenders have been (and continue to be) identified and joint visits with housing providers have been carried out. Furthermore, attempts are being made to address their behaviour through legislation around alcohol, tenancy and where necessary, prosecution. 
If young people are found responsible for causing ASB, they are actively being taken home and spoken to in front of parents, as well as warned of the consequences of further offending.
Use of new ASB Dispersal Powers, which prevent people congregating in areas for up to 48 hours or face arrest.

"Keeping you informed"
Updates of patrols and investigations will be provided at local meetings and via community messaging.

Vulnerable people

What you told us

Vulnerability caused by drink or drugs or other factors is an issue particularly during the Night Time Economy (NTE).

What we are doing about it

We have conducted training with door supervisors, hoteliers and licensees in Newcastle to make sure they understand what factors can make people vulnerable during a night out and the potential consequences of failure to take positive action in relation to vulnerable people.

We have included in the training how to deal with vulnerable people and what to watch out for in terms of people who may seek to prey on the vulnerable.

We have also given police officers this training and encourage our officers to engage with people to ensure they have a safe night out and have plans for getting home.

We have worked with our partners at Newcastle Council, the North East Ambulance Service and St John’s Ambulance to provide a Safe Haven facility on the busiest nights of the week right in the heart of the vibrant NTE zone.

We have also provided vulnerability training to Street Pastors who give a vital contribution to the safety of those who may be vulnerable during the NTE.

Keeping you informed

The Safe Haven is located in the Bigg Market and is present every Friday and Saturday night. We are using funding from the Night Time Levy to support police operations and activity targeted at reducing vulnerability and dealing with those who are vulnerable.

The neighbourhood policing team will keep the community updated through Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings. We also provide updates at the various 'Watch' meetings and other forums advertised on the internet.