Scarborough Police - Neighbourhood Priorities:
Rowdy behaviour linked to drug dealing and alcohol.
Operation Mandrill which covers the town centre for retail theft, anti social behaviour and street drinkers has now been rewritten and is called Operation Engage. This is partnership operation and will be regularly reviewed by all agencies working within the area. Days of action have been and will continue to take place, utilising members of the Safer neighbourhood team along with specialist units from throughout the force area to target known offenders within the town centre.
Safer Neighbourhood Team staff have been doing work on known suspects who cause anti social behaviour within the town centre and have submitted ASBO applications which are being processed.
Vehicle nuisance and speeding including cycling on pavements and vehicles using 'rat runs' when Scalby Road is busy.
Following community feedback & receiving ward priority leaflets from the residents of the northern part of Scarborough, it was established that speeding vehicles were of particular concern especially in the Northstead ward.
As a result of this Pc Lord was tasked to formulate a problem solving plan for the area in an attempt to reduce the speed of vehicles. He undertook training, delivered by specialist road policing colleagues and qualified in the use of the UNIPAR laser speed detection device.
Publicity has been used to raise the profile of this continued problem, highlighting a proactive response to the identified roads.
Officers then targeted these locations over a continued period of time, stopping motorists and giving advice regarding the manner of their driving.
Some of those drivers stopped were given a referral to the Speed Awareness Campaign that highlights the dangers of speeding.
Two motorists were given tickets for speeding out of the 30+ motorists stopped.
Pc Lord Said "Our drive is not only to reduce the speed of vehicles on the north area of Scarborough Town, but to prevent motorists being killed or seriously injured on our roads, as speeding is often a factor."
This campaign continues.
Anti-social behaviour relating to dog fouling and noisy neighbours.
South Cliff - Update re current ward Priority - anti social behaviour. Over recent months the South Safer Neighbourhood Team have linked in with other agencies and local residents in addressing anti social behaviour issues on the Weaponness and Ramshill Wards. Below is an overview of what the South Safer Neighbourhood Team have been doing to tackle the issues. The actions of the officers has resulted in a reduction of complaints relating to anti social behaviour received by the Police and the Council.
Officers have increased their patrols and targeted areas where reports of drunken youths causing anti social behaviour has previously been reported. Research indicated that some complaints related to young people living in the area and walking home after a night out in the town centre. Officers have spoke to local students, visited residential properties and liaised with private landlords and explained the consequence of rowdy unsociable behaviour. In doing so the number of complaints in this area has decreased.
Officers have also attended reports on Weaponess Valley coach park and dealt with youths riding mini motors. On speaking to the people involved it became apparent that they were unaware they were causing anti social behaviour and committing traffic offences. Advice was given to all those present and the police have also requested that CCTV continue to monitor the location. Again the number of reports to the police have reduced.
Dog Fouling continues to be a problem on the South side of Scarborough. PCSO Fewster has linked in with the Council Dog Wardens and has conducted joint patrols around the ward and also visited local residents who are reporting this problem. PCSO Fewster has also spoken to local dog walkers and advised them on reporting irresponsible dog owners to the Dog Warden. As already mentioned this area of anti social behaviour continues to be an issue and we request members of the public to report any incidents of this nature to the Council.
The Safer Neighbouring Team officers for Falsgrave Ward have been working proactively to combat anti social behaviour. In particular groups of youths gathering in the Quarry Mount area and in Falsgrave Park. They have conducted high visibility patrols in these areas and engaged with those youths present. They have spent time explaining what they believe to be innocent behaviour can have a negative impact on the surrounding community. They have also made sure that all the houses in the local area have had leaflets delivered, ensuring the public know who their local officers are and how to contact them.
If you would like to influence the priorities in the area you live then contact one of the Safer Neighbourhood Team. The priorities will be reviewed again in January 2013.