Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

The following Neighbourhood priorities relate to your area:

1. Rural Crime

January 2017

During December 2016, Rothbury, Alnwick, Amble and Rural Morpeth Neighbourhood officers have been out across the sector visiting the rural villages and Alnwick town centre.

Officers have been speaking to members of the public to establish "What are Your Neighbourhood Concerns in Your Area?"

So, as a result of our monthly consultation, Rural Crime, and Road Reassurance will be the main Alnwick/Amble /Rothbury/ Rural Morpeth  Neighbourhood Team Priority for January / February 2017 .

 

Alnwick Neighbourhood Team have planned further engagements days across the Alnwick sector to visit the rural towns and villages; these dates are published on our website.

 

Rural Crime

 "What you told us"

Poaching and theft from farms is a Neighbourhood Priority as a result of correspondence from rural residents, and engagement events with in the rural village communities. 

"What we are doing about it"

Officers from the Neighbourhood Teams will work together with local land owners, game keepers and land users to prevent and detect crime.

Information about vehicles and people trespassing on land should be reported so officers can build up an intelligence picture so that Rural Crime Operations can target those offenders.

 

"Keeping you informed"

Residents will be informed of successes via the sector website, local media, officers attending community meetings, Farmwatch notices and patrolling officers.

 

2. Road Reassurance/Speeding

January 2017

 

"What you told us"

Speeding motor vehicles still remains a Neighbourhood Priority as a result of correspondence from residents, Parish councils across the sector and villages raising concern in relation to speeding motor vehicles travelling on our roads through the same towns and villages across the sector.

"What we are doing about it"

The Neighbourhood teams will continue to work in conjunction with the Safer Communities Partnership, Customs and Excise and VOSA to make the roads a safer place to ride and drive.

Community Speed Watch Volunteers and police vehicles will continue to patrol the areas to monitor the speed of traffic across the Alnwick sector in locations identified by residents in the community, at peak times to:

- target the motorists in those locations highlighted

- provide a high profile presence for local residents and a deterrent and enforcement to motorists

- advise or warn drivers and riders where appropriate

Operation Ridesafe is implemented at weekends to assist reduce speeding motor cyclists on the country roads and prevent accidents.   

 

"Keeping you informed"

Our work is regularly backed up with media releases to remind road users to reduce their speed,  be mindful of other motorists, pedestrians and residents.

Residents will be informed of successes via the Northumbria Police sector website, local media, officers attending community meetings, and patrolling officers.