Neighbourhood priorities

We asked, You Said, We did

How we have addressed the local issues you raised with us.

"We asked

What concerns you have about your neighbourhood?

"You said"

Local residents have informed us at community meetings that there is an increase in people gathering in the Newsham area causing disorder and damage.

We did...

Worked with partners at Homes For Northumberland to survey the community, identify issues affecting the area and prepare a partnership response to those issues.

Outcome:

One youth arrested and jailed for a number of high profile offences in the area. Homes For Northumberland secured the tenancy of his family home.

Significant decrease in reports of disorder/crimes in the area he lived.

We continue to work with partners to safeguard vulnerable people in the area.

Priority #2

"We asked"

What concerns you have about your neighbourhood?

"You said"

Local residents have informed us of an increase in disorder involving groups congregating in the Cowpen Quay and Town Centre areas.

"We did"

Issued dispersal orders to a number of youths prohibiting them from entering the area for a specified period of time.

Reported a number of youths for offences include public order offences, assaults and shoplifting.

Outcome:

Continuing to work with partners to safeguard vulnerable people in the area.

House to house visits to ensure reporting of concerns and offer reassurance in area.