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

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour and alcohol related disorder. We are aware that there is youth-related anti-social behaviour in the Town Centre and Hirst areas and also alcohol related disorder as a result of the night-time economy, we are working with the local authority and partners to tackle the issues.
  • Target speeding vehicles and reduce motorcycle disorder across the whole sector – residents have informed police regarding speeding motorists and motorbike disorder within Ashington, Newbiggin, Lynemouth and Ellington.
  • Drug use within the Ashington and Newbiggin areas – we will target the supply of drugs and the impact this has on the communities.

Bedlington

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour in the Bedlington Station and Gallagher Park areas. Residents and local businesses have concerns regarding youth related anti-social behaviour, we are working with the local authority and partners to tackle the issue.
  • Target speeding vehicles and reduce motorcycle disorder across the whole sector – residents have informed police regarding their concerns in relation to speeding vehicles and motorcycle disorder in Bedlington, Choppington and Guidepost.

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 - following a survey of the community you told us that anti-social behaviour is a concern which includes anti-social behaviour caused by young people and also adults. The anti-social behaviour ranges from drunkenness and rowdy behaviour to large groups of young people gathering at locations within the town centre, Crofton fields and the Isabella.

  • Drug dealing and use - residents within Blyth have told us that drug dealing and drug use in Blyth is a concern with some residents having witnessed drug dealing or seen people under the influence of drugs.

  • Motorcycle disorder - through consultation with the community we know that motorcycle disorder is a problem especially on the Isabella. The disorder is caused by off road motorcycles being used on public spaces causing noise nuisance and danger to the community.

Cramlington

  • Anti-social behaviour - following a survey, the community has told us that anti-social behaviour caused by groups of young people concerns them and it is felt this often leads to criminality. Residents have told us about particular problems associated with the shopping centres and open spaces in both Cramlington and Seaton Valley.

  • Motorcycle Disorder - residents have told us that motorcycle disorder has an impact on the community. Areas such as Holywell Dene, Beacon Lane and the interconnecting cycle tracks and open spaces have been identified as problematic.

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

  • We are committed to prioritising anti-social behaviour around Killingworth Shopping Centre, following reports of young people gathering, causing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. 
  • We are working with partners to tackle issues with motorcycle disorder across the area, riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways putting the public in danger. 

 

North Shields

  • Tackling anti-social behaviour in Meadow Well remains a key priority, alongside tackling vehicle-related crime. 

Wallsend

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour and alcohol related disorder. We are aware that there is youth-related anti-social behaviour in Wallsend Town Centre and Richardson Dees Park and also alcohol related disorder as a result of the night-time economy, we are working with the local authority and partners to tackle the issues.
  • Target speeding vehicles and reduce motorcycle disorder across the whole sector – residents have informed police regarding speeding motorists and motorbike disorder riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways. We are working with partners to address disorder linked to vehicles.

Whitley Bay

  • Tackling anti-social behaviour on and around the transport hubs and beachfront areas  in Whitley Bay remains a priority for our neighbourhood team. 
  • We're also heavily focusing on reducing vehicle-related crime. 

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 and Blakelaw. 
  • 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.
  • Motorcycle crime and anti-social behaviour including issues with motorcycles riding on public land including footpaths and bridleways - specifically in the Kenton Dene area. 

Westerhope and Newburn

  • Motor Cycle Disorder - Residents continue to raise concerns regarding motor cycle disorder on Kingfisher Boulevard, Newburn, Lemington particular at weekends.
  • Anti-social Behaviour - Residents have raised concerns regarding an increase in Anti Social behaviour in particular in West Denton, Newbiggin Hall and Throckley. Anti-social behaviour consists of youths throwing fireworks at properties and residents on the estate. 

  • Theft from motor vehicles: Residents have raised concerns regarding a number of  thefts from motor vehicles in West Denton occurring in the early hours of the morning.

Gateshead

Central Gateshead

  • Anti-social behaviour Gateshead Town Centre remains a key priority for the Gateshead team. We have noted that incidents are occurring throughout the day involving street drinkers, which can sometimes escalate to more serious offences. 
  • Saltwell Park has sadly attracted incidents of damage, drinking and anti-social behaviour. We are committed to dealing effectively with these issues so it remains a fantastic community space. 

Felling and Leam Lane

  • Motorcycle disorder – We're clamping down across the whole of the Gateshead East area on illegal off road motorcycles and those motorcycles used in wider criminal activities.
  • Anti-social behaviour – We're tackling incidents of rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour, disputes with neighbours and youth disorder within both the Felling and Leam Lane areas.
  • Drug dealing – both drug dealing and drug taking are on the increase and it is a priority for your neighbourhood team to work with partners to disrupt these activities.

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.

     

Winlaton, Dunston and Chopwell

  • Youth related anti-social behaviour – Winlaton: Concerns raised by members of the public and Bus Company relating to ASB in the vicinity of the Bus Station. Partnership work on-going to address the issues with support from a commissioned youth diversionary group.

  • Anti-social behaviour  - Concerns raised by members of the public regarding behaviour of certain residents residing in Meadow Lane. Partnership work on-going to address the issues.
  • Motorcycle related Anti-social behaviour – Concerns raised by members of the public regarding nuisance off road motorcycles riding across public parks and bridle paths. Efforts on-going to identify perpetrators.

Low Fell, Bensham and Birtley

 

  • 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.

South Tyneside

East Shields, Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn

  • Anti-social behaviour around The Nook, Prince Edward Road -  Local residents and businesses have raised concerns about anti-social behaviour.
  • Anti-social behaviour around Horsley Hill Square – Local residents and businesses are concerned about anti-social behaviour.
  • Anti-social behaviour in and around Boldon Retail Park – Local residents and businesses have told Police Officers that they are concerned about anti-social behaviour.

Jarrow and Hebburn

  • Anti-social behaviour in Hebburn Town Centre -  Concerns have been raised regarding youth anti-social behaviour in this area by local residents and businesses.
  • Anti-social behaviour in the Fellgate estate, Jarrow – Residents have told us they are concerned about youth anti-social behaviour in this area.

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

  • Burglary and lead theft – there has been an increase in burglaries to sheds and vacant dwellings and theft of lead from properties in the Easington Lane and Hetton areas.
  • Anti-social behaviour – predominantly caused by the illegal use of motorcycles across the Fencehouses, Houghton, Hetton and Easington Lane areas.

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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