Our neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Policing is essential in building trust with our communities. It is important that we understand the needs of our people so that we can collaborate with partners and problem solve.

Northumberland

Alnwick

  • Rural crime – Poaching and cars driving onto private land causing damage and intimidation
  • Anti-social behaviour/Drugs  – Residents were concerned that youths were getting involved in drug taking and anti-social behaviour around the Town Centre and several schools

Ashington

  • Anti-social behaviour - Ashington Town Centre has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour particularly in the areas of the new Leisure Centre, McDonalds, ASDA, and Wansbeck Square and Wilkos Car Park. Youths congregate in groups in these locations resulting in an increase in anti-social behaviour
  • Operation Dignity - Hirst Park has saw an increase in assaults and general ASB in the area of the park
  • Theft from Motor Vehicles - Reported increase of thefts from unattended motor vehicles in the Hirst area of Ashington

Bedlington

  • Youth anti-social behaviour was on the increase in the Bedlington Station and Gallagher Park area
  • Speeding vehicles in the Bedlington Town area - Speeding motor vehicles is a Neighbourhood Priority as a result of correspondence from residents, Police and community engagement events in Bedlington and throughout the sectors villages

Berwick

  • County Line incidents – Targeting exploitation of young vulnerable people
  • Rural crime – Poaching and cars driving onto private land causing damage and intimidation

Blyth

  • Anti-social behaviour within the Cowpen Quay area of Blyth - Following a survey of residents within the Cowpen Quay area a number of issues have been identified. These range from rubbish accumulations, noise and rowdy behaviour, issues with private landlords and road safety
  • Speeding in the South Beach area - Residents have informed the Police regarding speeding motorists in a number of key locations within the sector including the Mermaid Car Park

Cramlington

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour in the Cramlington and Seaton Valley area - Residents and local businesses have informed us about an increase in anti-social behaviour in and around the Town Centre
  • Speeding in the Cramlington and Seaton Valley area - Residents have informed Police regarding speeding motorists in a number of key locations within the sector

East Tynedale

  • Youth Disorder - Members of the public have reported problems with groups of young people engaging in anti-social behaviour and causing damage to the premises in the area of Front Street Prudhoe

Morpeth

  • Anti-social behaviour and alcohol related disorder – Youth related anti-social behaviour in the town centre and Carlisle park including alcohol related disorder as a result of the night-time economy
  •  Retail Crime – increase retail crime issues within the Morpeth and Stobhill areas
  • Rural crime and disorder – Poaching issues, cars driving onto private land causing damage and continued Motorcycle disorder in rural areas

West Tynedale

  • Youth Disorder - Members of the public have reported problems with groups of young people drinking alcohol, engaging in anti-social behaviour and causing damage to the premises at community locations in Hexham

North Tyneside

Killingworth

  • Anti-social Behaviour in the Vicinity of the Forest Hall Shops - Reports of youths gathering and causing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the shopping area, surrounding streets and parks
  • Anti-social behaviour in Burradon, Camperdown and Dudley -  There have been reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage to bus stops in this area
  • Anti-social behaviour in the area of Boulevard Shops, Oxford Centre and Charnwood Avenue, Longbenton - There have been reports of anti-social behaviour, off road bikes and possible drug use in the area

 

North Shields

  • Anti-social behaviour in the Meadow Well estate - we have seen a rise in youth related anti-social behaviour and are working with the local authorities to tackle the issue

Wallsend

  • Anti-social behaviour in and around Richardson Dees Park Wallsend - there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in and around Richardson Dees Park
  •  Anti-social behaviour around Wallsend town centre - reports of anti-social behaviour around Wallsend town centre
  • Issues with motorcycle disorder riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways 

Whitley Bay

  • Anti-social behaviour Chruchill Playing Fields and West Monkseaton – we historically see an increase in reporting of large groups of youths gathering in those area’s during the finer weather. This causes concern to residents who experience acts of criminal damage and intimidation
  • Drug use within Whitley Bay Town centre. We will target the supply of drugs and the impact this has on the communities

Newcastle

City

  • Night Time Economy – A key priority is to prevent and deter sexual offending within the Night Time Economy of Newcastle City Centre. 
  • Anti-social behaviour and youth disorder - A number of businesses and members of the public have expressed their concerns about anti-social behaviour in the City Centre particularly around the area of Northumberland Street and Old Eldon Square. 
  • Begging and associated anti-social behaviour - A number of businesses and members of the public have expressed their concerns in relation to the level of begging that we see in the main throughfares in the city centre. 
  • Within the city centre we are fortunate to have several parks for community use.  Our priority is to ensure that these are a safe and enjoyable place to be, without fear of violence when doing so.

Jesmond, Heaton, Sandyford and Ouseburn

Anti-social behaviour - Jesmond, Heaton, Sandyford and Ouseburn can suffer from noise and anti-social behaviour caused by student house parties. A rise in students during the academic year can cause anti-social behaviour mainly in residential areas. Operation Oak is a dedicated operation which is funded by our partners and is aimed at tackling student related anti-social behaviour along with addressing any vulnerabilities/safeguarding concerns and offering crime prevention advice.  

Anti-social behaviour - We are aware of concerns in local parks and residential areas around youth anti-social behaviour. With our partners, we will continue to ensure a response to the issues that cause concern to the communities and sign post to youth provision.

Begging - we can experience repeated begging in locations of Chillingham Road in Heaton and Acorn Road in Jesmond. We take positive action towards offenders at every opportunity, with dispersal notices and referrals to HAC being utilised to both deter offenders and support those in genuine need of safeguarding.

Burglary dwellings of insecure properties and theft from vehicles in the Jesmond, Heaton and Ouseburn areas.  These incidents occur at various times of the day

Byker and Walker

  • Anti-social behaviour, street drinking on Shields Road, Byker - We are aware of local concerns regarding street drinking and associated anti-social behaviour in and around Shields Road

  • Anti-social behaviour/Motorbikes - In Byker and Walker there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour in the area of recent weeks involving off road motorbikes. Work is ongoing with partners to prevent this 

  • Byker/Walker has seen a rise in serious violence. An operation order has been created outlining the main targets. There are two ‘Problem oriented policing’ plans (POP) in place which include extra patrols in the area

Benwell and Elswick

  • Violent crime – concerns around violent crime and the impact this can have on the community. We will work with partners to promote intervention, prevention and diversion.

  • Anti-social behaviour – We are aware of concerns in local parks and residential areas around youth anti-social behaviour. With our partners, we will continue to ensure a response to the issues that cause concern to the communities and sign post to youth provision.

  • Drugs – We will target the supply of drugs and the impact this has on the communities.

Blakelaw and Fawdon

  • To reduce and prevent youth anti-social behaviour by tackling the root causes through effective problem solving in conjunction with our partners. Currently this is targeted in the area of Kenton Park and the Marley Court/Thornton Court areas
  • To protect the public from harm and ensure an effective response to those who are most vulnerable in our communities working in partnership with other stakeholders
  • To respond and investigate crimes that impact on our communities at this moment in time focussing on car crime occurring overnight
  • Motorcycle crime and anti-social behaviour including issues with motorcycles riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways - There has been an increase in motorcycle disorder over the past few months

Westerhope and Newburn

  •  Issues with motorcycle disorder riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways - There has been an increase in motorcycle disorder over the past few months.  
  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB) around Throckley - There has been an increased reports in anti-social behaviour in and around the Lyric, Orchard Terrace, Throckley

Gateshead

Central Gateshead

  • Anti-social behaviour Gateshead Town Centre - Incidents occur through the day particularly on an afternoon involving street drinkers. Anti-social behaviour escalates to violent offences including assault and robbery
  • St Cuthbert's Park - Incidents occur through the day particularly on an afternoon and early evening involving street drinkers and people taking drugs. Anti-social behaviour escalates to violent offences including assault and robbery.

Felling and Leam Lane

  • Youth Disorder, Sunderland Road Villas - Complaints include damage to windows, fences and sheds.  Youths have been seen drinking alcohol in the subway and behaving in an anti-social manner causing annoyance to residents who live nearby

  • Anti-social behaviour, Tennyson Court - 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

Whickham and Sunniside

  • Anti-social behaviour, Whickham and Chase Park - There has been an increase in Youth anti-social behaviour in and around the Whickham and Chase Park areas.
  • Motorcycle Disorder in and around Marley Hill/Sunniside - Issues regarding inconsiderate driving and none licenced use of motorcycles on public and private land.

Metrocentre

  • Shoplifiting - Offences of shop theft have occurred at larger stores in the shopping mall.
  • Anti-social behaviour -  There have been a number of reports of minor anti-social behaviour within the Yellow Mall and Passenger Transport Interchange. These incidents have involved small groups of youths behaving in a manner that causes annoyance to members of the public and customers within the centre. It mainly consists of littering and loud or rowdy behaviour but has on occasion escalated to instances of criminal damage.

     

Winlation and Chopwell

  • Drug dealing around Winlaton & Chopwell - Members of the public have expressed concern about an increase in drug dealing activity around Winlaton and Chopwell.
  • Anti-social behaviour around the Meadows, Winlaton Mill - Members of the public have expressed concern about an increase in youth disorder around The Meadows and River Derwent Winlaton Mill on a Friday and Saturday evening

Low Fell, Bensham and Birtley

  • Anti-social behaviour around Beacon Lough East - There has been a continuance of youth anti-social behaviour reports to local officers and other agencies.
  • Birtley has a high number of anti-social behaviour incidents which occur in several sites throughout the locality for example Cheshire Avenue, Allerdene and Birtley Villas, this anti-social behaviour leads onto damage and disruption of people’s everyday lives and property, and also impacts businesses within the area.

  • Youth Disorder and Damage in Chow Dene - Complaints have been received regarding youth disorder in a number of streets in the Earlswood and Chow Dene Housing Estates.  Complaints include damage to windows, fences and sheds 
  • Incidents of drug use and anti-social behaviour occur within the Bensham area and specifically the Avenues. This drug use and anti-social behaviour can escalate to cause violence and disorder in the local area.
  • Saltwell Park – This beautiful park attracts incidents of damage, drinking and anti-social behaviour throughout the year but predominantly during the months from Spring to Autumn, this has an impact on the perception of the park and can have a detrimental effect on people’s usage of its facilities.

South Tyneside

East Shields, Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn

  • Vehicle Crime - We have recently received a number of reports of theft from and damages to motor vehicle within the South Shields area.  A number of residents have expressed their concern over the issue and have sought advice and assistance from the neighbourhood team
  • Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) around Boldon - You have told local Police Officers that you are concerned about Anti-Social Behaviour
    in Burnside, East Boldon

Jarrow and Hebburn

  • Speeding and parking issues - speeding in the areas of Fellgate and Hedworth and in particular Durham Drive. Concerns have also been raised in relation to parking issues in and around the metro station.
  • ASB Primrose Estate and Jarrow Town Centre - there has been an increase in Anti-social behaviour (ASB) from youths in the Primrose area and Jarrow town centre

  • Speeding in Monkton and Victoria Rd East - speeding in the area of Monkton and Victoria Road East

West Shields and Riverside

  • Anti-social behaviour in South Shields town centre - local business owners and users of the town centre have told us about local youths gathering in large numbers in the town centre, causing disorder and crime.  The reports are received on most evenings but are most prevalent on a weekend

  •  Anti-social behaviour in and around Chichester Metro - We have received a number of reports about anti-social behaviour and crime caused by youths in and around Chichester Metro station. The area has become a gathering point for the youths and is causing issues for local residents and commuters using the metro system

Sunderland

Houghton and Hetton

  •  Anti-social behaviour: Houghton, Hetton and Easington Lane caused by Off-Road Bikes - We continue to get reports of people riding off road bikes on grassed areas and footpaths
  • Anti-social behaviour; Youths gathering and drinking in Hillside area of Houghton - We have received recent reports of large gatherings of youths in the Hillside area of Houghton. Youths are drinking and causing general nuisance

Sunderland Central

  • Anti-social behaviour - City Centre and Mowbray Park - A number of businesses and members of the public have expressed their concerns about anti-social behaviour in the City Centre and Mowbray Park. This is reflected in complaints from service users and at partnership meetings
  • Youth anti-social behaviour – A number of businesses and members of the public have expressed concerns about youth related anti-social behaviour in the City Centre.  This is reflected in complaints from service users and victims.  This has been identified as a priority.

Ryhope and Doxford Park

  • Motorcycle disorder in Ryhope and Doxford Park - Complaints are being received about off road motor cycles being used in an inconsiderate and anti-social manner in Ryhope and Doxford Park

Fulwell and Southwick

  • Anti-social behaviour Tesco - Sunderland Retail Park - A number of residents have expressed their concern about anti-social behaviour – Roker retail park
  • Anti-social behaviour around Hylton Castle - A number of residents have expressed their concern about anti-social behaviour in the Hylton Castle Area

Farringdon

  • Motorcycle disorder throughout Sunderland west - Complaints are being received about off road motor cycles being used in an inconsiderate and anti-social manner in estates and on public land.
  • Youth anti-social behaviour around McDonalds in Farringdon - There have been concerns raised by the community that there has been an increase in youth related anti-social behaviour in near the premises and surrounding area.

 

 

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