Neighbourhood priorities

We asked, You Said, We did

Road Reassurance / Speeding

"We asked"

What are your concerns in your community?

"You Said"

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

"We Did"

During the summer months Alnwick Neighbourhood Team implemented Operation Asphalt and worked together with HMR Custom and Excise officers and VOSA across the sector to conduct checks on vehicles which would reveal any:

-       Road traffic infringements

-       Gather intelligence

-       Prevent or detect crime or disorder

During the operation a number of vehicles were checked for offences ranging from a trailer being scrapped, another trailer was over laden and un-road worthy,  illegal number plate, and prohibition notices issued by VOSA.

No vehicles tested positive for red diesel.     

During July and August Community Support Officers have been out and about on 6 different occasions to conduct checks on vehicles in the areas of Powburn, Boulmer, Longhaughton and Christen Bank to prevent and deter speeding.

Operation Ridesafe was implemented every weekend to target speeding motor cyclists, reduce speed and prevent accidents on the country rural roads.

 

Rural Crime

"We asked"

What are your concerns in your community?

"You Said"

Residents across the Alnwick sector have raised their concern directly to the police, via Farm Watch, through their Parish Councils, and at recent engagements days in relation to rural theft and poaching.

 "We Did"

Reassurance and crime prevention visits have been, and are still on going, to speak to farmers and rural businesses.

Specific points of contact have received additional training regarding powers under poaching and wildlife legislation.

Officers have been directed to ensure high visibility patrols in the target areas.

Positive action has been taken against offenders. Joint operations with key stakeholders are planned.

Information has been sent out via Farm Watch to raise awareness in relation to suspicious incidents reported.

Anti Social Behaviour

"We asked"

What are your concerns in your community?

"You Said"

Residents in the Alnwick sector have complained about drug and alcohol related anti-social behaviour and damage in and around Alnwick Town Centre.

"We Did"

A number of different measures have been implemented which has assisted to reduce the disorder.

-       Partnership meetings with Homes for Northumberland and Community Safety to review the concerns raised and the individual’s involved.

-       As a result of intelligence a warrant was executed at an address in Windsor Gardens where drugs were recovered and a male prosecuted for supply.

-       Operation Appease ensures regular patrols in the identified areas to target disorder and offenders.

-       Intelligence is continually being gathered to serve individuals with Community Protection Notices to reduce their behaviour.