Community Schemes

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Following an increase in reports of antisocial behaviour, the Stanley neighbourhood policing team has teamed up with Durham County Council’s street wardens and the bus service ‘Go North-East’ in a bid to curb the problem on specific bus routes in the town.

The campaign, which aims to increase visibility and provide reassurance to those using the transport, is aptly named ‘Bobby on a Bus’.

Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are using bus services around the town to provide a more accessible point of contact to members of the public while addressing key issues such as rowdy behaviour and littering.

Posters are displayed at the town bus station as well as at bus stops and on designated buses.

PCSO Steven Atherton, who is leading the initiative, said: “This scheme aims to provide reassurance to those travelling on buses in the Stanley area. It gives members of the public an opportunity to speak to local officers where they may not get the opportunity to otherwise.”

The campaign will run in conjunction with a banning system which will see those found causing anti-social behaviour receive warning letters and eventually banning notices if their behaviour does not improve.

The Stanley policing team is also working in partnership with the Stanley Civic Pride officer to introduce artwork in the area of the bus station, in a bid to make it more appealing for people and further reduce nuisance.

Our message is clear: the bus station is for commuters to and from Stanley town centre and not a congregation point for anyone wanting to intimidate bus users or to commit anti-social behaviour.