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Crackdown on noisy neighbours a success

Pc Ian Richardson, Community Support Officer Dave Wilson, Housing Officer Chris Whewell, Safer Neighbourhoods team leader Laurie Edmundson, Safer Neighbourhoods Officer Garry Scurfield, and Isos resident Norman Robinson in Finchdale Close.

Pc Ian Richardson, Community Support Officer Dave Wilson, Housing Officer Chris Whewell, Safer Neighbourhoods team leader Laurie Edmundson, Safer Neighbourhoods Officer Garry Scurfield, and Isos resident Norman Robinson in Finchdale Close.

Noisy neighbours on a quiet North Shields street have been targeted in a joint partnership operation.

Residents in Finchdale Close who were responsible for parties and late night noise and vandalism have been targeted by housing management company Isos.

Safer Neighbourhoods team leader Laurie Edmundson and her officers worked with the Isos housing team and Northumbria Police to tackle anti-social behaviour reported to them, with four households causing the majority of the problems.

They then took action against those causing the problems through warnings, notices and Anti-Social Behaviour Agreements (ABAs).

The number of incidents of anti-social behaviour reported to the police has dropped from a high of 23 in July to just one so far this year.

Laurie said: “This shows that when we are faced with a challenging collection of anti-social behaviour issues, making a combined effort with the police really is effective.

“We took the necessary action against individuals, and when our plans were implemented, ASB reports to the police fell rapidly.”

She added: “Now residents and victims have reported back through satisfaction surveys that they are pleased it has been tackles and issues resolved.”

Pc Ian Richardson, neighbourhood beat manager in North Shields, said: “The Neighbourhood Policing team is committed to working closely with our partners to address such issues and this is a fantastic demonstration of how a joint approach can have a positive impact on an area.

“The clear message is that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in North Shields.”

 

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