Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

 Morpeth neighbourhood officers have been out across the sector visiting the rural villages and Morpeth 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 consultation, Rural Crime, ASB and Road reassurance will be the main Morpeth Neighbourhood Team Priority.

 

October 2017 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 days with the mobile police station in the rural village communities. 

What we are doing about it
Officers from the Morpeth Neighbourhood Team 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 Operation Ghillie 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. October 2017 Anti-Social Behaviour

What you told us
Residents in the Morpeth sector have complained about vehicle related anti-social behaviour and general youth anti-social behaviour around Stobhill Post Office in Morpeth.

What we are doing about it
The Morpeth Neighbourhood Team will continue to provide a high profile visible presence in the areas identified during
the evenings and at weekends, to reassure residents, and prevent ASB.
All reports of ASB will be taken seriously:
Officers will :
- proactivity deal with groups of youths to prevent incidents of disorder and confront anyone acting in an anti-social manner
- positively deal with any person who is drunk and disorderly in a public place
- deal robustly with incidents of public or vehicle related disorder
- confiscate alcohol from those drinking illegally in the street
- consider Dispersal Orders under the new Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to remove or reduce the likelihood of ASB.
- issue S59 notices to drivers of vehicles where anti-social behaviour is being committed, with a view to seizing their vehicle if the driver is a repeat offender.

The local Neighbourhood officer will:
- revisit vulnerable victims and regular callers to establish their real concerns with a view to managing their expectations, provide advice and offer support.
- work in partnership with relevant partners to tackle ASB
- work with local partners to promote activities for the children
- work with Trading Standards to reduce underage drinking in the area.

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

 

3. October 2017 Road Reassurance / Speeding

What you told us
Speeding motor vehicles still remains a Neighbourhood Priority as a result of correspondence from residents, engagement days in Morpeth and across the Morpeth sector towns 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 to make the roads a safer place to ride and drive.

Community Speed watch Volunteers and police vehicles will continue to patrol the areas and officers to monitor the speed of traffic across the Morpeth 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

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.