Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

April 2017 - Youth disorder Blaydon area.

"What you told us"

Members of the public have expressed concern about youths gathering around Ferndene park and the area around the bowling green using bad language and causing damage.

"What are we doing about it?"

Local officers are patrolling the affected areas on foot patrol to reassure the public and to identify offenders and prevent further offences. Key agencies and youth services have also been informed and have been out engaging with youths at key times.

"Keeping you informed"

Officers will give updates at local meetings as well as to the local community on the progress being made. We will take robust action against offenders.

April 2017 – Burglary dwellings in Winlaton

"What you told us"

General enquiries/concerns about activity around burglaries and theft in the area of Winlaton.

"What are we doing about it?"

We have extra resources policing affected areas at key times to reassure the public, deter offenders and to locate and arrest offenders and prosecute them for all offences.

"Keeping you informed"

Updates of patrols and investigations will be provided at local meetings and via community messaging. Updates will also be given online and at any community meeting.

Spring: 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.