Anti Social Behaviour
Over the last 3 month I have been doing a lot of work in the Garden Farm area regarding Anti-Social Behaviour, There were numerous incidents reported regarding stones, eggs, milk and in the bad weather snowballs been thrown at various properties and in various streets, youths causing a general nuisance in the area. I completed various letter drops to make people aware in Garden Farm that this type of behaviour was becoming more recurrent and if possible to try and help identify any offenders by taking descriptions. I have worked in Partnership alongside Durham County Council Street Wardens, The Durham County Council Anti-Social Behaviour Officer, housing associations and along with help from the public have been able to issue a number of Anti-Social Behaviour warning letters. There has since been a reduction of Anti-Social Behaviour reported in the area. Description is always a key point in trying to identify any Offenders at the time the incident is reported, we do ask Public when reporting any incidents on 101 if possible to try and get a good as description as possible e.g. what clothing they are wearing, age, hair colour etc. We will continue to work in Partnerships with Various agencies to make sure Anti-Social Behaviour is tackled positively in the Chester –Le-Street and surrounding areas.
There have been 15 Joint visits, with The Durham County Council Anti Social Behaviour Officer and housing Anti Social Behaviour Teams carried out in the last 3 months to youths along with their parents present, identified as causing a nuisance in the Garden Farm Area. These youths also received warning letters about how they conduct their behaviour in the area.
Carry out high visibility patrols throughout the area particularly on evenings and weekends.
Take details of those person(s) caught in the area when ASB is reported.
Carry out re visits and call backs to victims of ASB
Visit schools and carry out home visits in front of parents for those youths involved.
Work in Partnership with Durham County Council so that we also have Street Wardens on patrol in the area as well as the local Policing Team.
After reports of parking problems in the area, We have been liaising with Schools in the area to tackle on going issues with parking. Letters were distributed to parents of Pupils asking them to be more considerate and vigilant in the way they are parking when dropping off and picking up Children from School. Patrols have also been conducted throughout the problem times given and anyone who is parked in an inappropriate manner has been moved on. These times have also been passed to the NSL in order for them to also conduct patrols and issue tickets to inappropriately parked vehicles.