Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

The following Neighbourhood priorities relate to your area:

1. June 2017 : Police launch operation to prevent the onset of Anti-Social behaviour in the area of Churchill Playing Fields/Souter Park areas

"What you told us"

Hidtorically police receive an increased number of calls regarding anti-social behaviour during the summer months to the area surrounding Churchill Playing Fields.

"What we are doing about it"

To prevent this behaviour causing problems to local residents and others wishing to enjoy the fine weather and the facilities provided, police will be providing targeted patrols to the area with a view to combating any issues of anti-social behaviour before they arise.

Officers will be engaging with the public and employing intervention tactics wherever necessary in order to combat these issues arising.

Positive action will be taken to anyone displaying anti-social behaviour or drinking alcohol in this designated area.

 "Keeping you informed"

A press release outlining this operation has been issued to advise the local community of this concern and how it is addressed.

2. June 2017 : To tackle youth related anti-social and associated criminal behaviour in and around the Metro System within the Whitley Bay Sector.

"What you told us"

There have been a number of reports of violent crimes on the metro system as well as concern about anti- social behaviour in stations and on trams.

"What we are doing about it"

All Neighbourhood Police Officers, 24/7 Police Officers and Metro Unit Police Officers have been made aware of the current problems and have been tasked to conduct high visibility patrols to the metro system within the Whitley Bay Sector.  The policing team are working closely with Nexus, the Metro Policing Unit and North Tyneside Council Community Safety with the effective use of Local Authority and Nexus cameras to prevent offences and identify offenders.

Positive action is being taken with effective use of powers such as the issuing of Directions to Leave under the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 which can exclude those engaged in alcohol related anti-social behaviour from the Metro System and surrounding areas for up to 48 hours.

"Keeping you informed"

Updates will be provided at local policing surgeries and via press releases to the local community.

3. June 2017 : The prevention of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) within Marden Quarry Nature Reserve.

"What you told us"

The community has concerns about anti-social use of the park and would like to see increased patrols in the area to deter anti-social behaviour

"What we are doing about it"

A meeting was held jointly with North Tyneside Council wardens to listen to concerns and address issues raised.  The area of the quarry has been identified as a Sector Priority with additional patrols being directed on foot and bicycle within this area.  Officers are also promoting 'paws to report' a Neighbourhood Watch based initiative for dog walkers in the area, encouraging them to report ASB and suspicious activity to the police.

 "Keeping you informed"

Regular updates will be provided through Virtual Neighbourhood Watch and there are plans to hold further public meetings.