New PACT priority - TFMV:
Over the past few weeks we have seen an increase in theft from motor vehicle's in the area. Offenders appear to be targeting transit vans however we are urging all drivers to ensure vehicles are locked securely and security measures are checked (parking the vehicle in a well lit location for example - on a drive with security lights).
Please do not leave valuables on show for others to see and potentially attempt to steal. Police are putting measures in place to catch those responsible.
The same message goes for properties with the winter evenings - please leave lights on timers while out of the address and lock up securely to stop opportunist thieves!
Anti-social behaviour in and around The Avenue's, Chester le Street.
1. Youths responsible for repeat acts of ASB in the area have now been put onto Acceptable Behaviour Contracts by police and Cestria housing. These contracts involve a curfews and outline unacceptable behaviour which will not be tolerated.
2. Foot patrols and mobile patrols have been carried out within The Avenue's by PCSO's and Street Wardens to identify offenders and provide reassurance to the community.
3. Details have been taken of youths involved in anti-social activity and passed to ASB Officers in order to carry out positive action.
4. Going forward we will continue the above actions and keep residents up to date at local PACT meetings.