Neighbourhood priorities

We asked, You Said, We did

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

1. To tackle evening and overnight burglaries in Howden and Willington Quay.
"What you told us”
There has been an increase in the number of reports of overnight burglaries and thefts in recent months.

“What are we doing about it ?”
Additional uniformed police patrols have been allocated to the area at the appropriate times of day to both prevent crime by their presence and also to provide reassurance to residents and the public in general. Suspects have been visited by officers regularly and warned against future offending
There may be officers deployed in plain clothes to carry out both foot and bicycle patrols to catch offenders. We need the assistance of the public in identifying the offenders and will act, in confidence, upon any information provided to us.

“Keeping you informed”
A number of suspected offenders have been arrested and charged with crimes within the sector and are going through the court process. Sentencing outcomes will be published locally in the press and on this website. We are also keen to work with residents to prevent offences taking place.
As a result of the Police activity the amount of burglary crimes reported has fallen significantly but we appeal to anyone with information regarding burglary to contact us via 101 or Crimestoppers

2. To tackle youth related anti-social behaviour in the Richardson Dees Park and surrounding area
"What you told us"
There has been an increase in youth related anti-social behaviour in Richardson Dees Park predominantly when the park has closed for the night.

"What are we doing about it ?"
Officers have been carrying out high visibility and plain clothes patrols in targeted areas. Patrolling officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are pro-actively stopping youths to prevent and deter behaviour. We are working with partners to provide and advertise diversionary activities for youngsters. Young people found in possession of alcohol will be taken home to their parents. We are seeking information from the community about who is involved and will act positively on anything that we are told.

"Keeping you informed"
Officers from the neighbourhood team have targeted the area extensively which has led to a reduction in the amount of reports of anti- social behaviour that have been received by the Police. Officers will continue to patrol the location at key times to prevent any re-occurrence.

3. To tackle alcohol related violence.
"What you told us"
There has been an increase in reported incidents of alcohol related violence in the Wallsend area.

"What are we doing about it ?"
Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are carrying out high profile patrols in identified areas of Wallsend, at key identified times. Early intervention action will be taken against potential offenders at every opportunity. Regular visits are conducted to licensed premises at the weekend and officers liaise closely with licensees.
We welcome the use of body worn camera use by doorstaff at licenced premises as this will put trouble makers off causing issues and provide evidence of their behaviour for use in prosecution.

“Keeping you informed “
Offenders are frequently being arrested and charged and appearing in court. We will continue to keep residents updated via this web page.