Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

1. 2018: Youth Disorder, Sunderland Road Villas

"What you told us"

Complaints have been received regarding youth disorder in a number of streets in the area of Sunderland road villas.  Complaints include damage to windows, fences and sheds.  Youths have been seen drinking alcohol in the subway and behaving in an antisocial manner causing annoyance to residents who live nearby.

"What are we doing about it?"
Patrols have been increased in this area to provide reassurance to local residents and identify those responsible while also preventing this type of behaviour from occurring in the first place.  Dispersal Notices have been issued to deter youths attending the area to drink alcohol. Officers have been directing those found in the area to leave for periods of up to 48 hours  or face arrest. Visits are being carried out at local off licences. Where necessary those responsible have been taken home by police and spoken to in the presence of a parent and positive action will be taken against those acting in an appropriate manner.  Tenancy visits are also being conducted with those found to be continuing to cause ASB in the area despite warnings.  Community support Officers are committed to providing a sustainable solution to this problem and are working with the community in a collaborative problem solving imitative.

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

2. 2018: Antisocial Behaviour, Tennyson Court

 "What you told us"

Incidents occur on an evening involving residents of the block of flats and guests. People taking drugs and others sleeping rough in the stairwells. Anti social Behaviour escalates to violent offences including assault and robbery.

"What are we doing about it?"
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 by visiting each property within the block of flats.  A number of warrants targeting drug suppliers in the area have been done resulting in Heroin and cocaine being recovered. Housing Officers are dealing with a number of tenancy breaches. Police Officers on patrol continue to engage with residents to encourage reporting of incidents and gather intelligence to target other problematic residents

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