Woman is first to be given Community Protection Notice

Colin Boxshall, manager of North Tyneside Council's Safer Estates Team.
Colin Boxshall, manager of North Tyneside Council's Safer Estates Team.

A Whitley Bay resident has become the first in North Tyneside to be served with a ‘Community Protection Notice’.

North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police served the notice after frequent complaints were made about the behaviour of the 37-year-old.

The notice served to the woman requires her to improve her behaviour by not drinking an excessive amount of alcohol and not to act in a disorderly manner outside her home, as well as not acting in an abusive or intimating manner towards other people living in her street or nearby.

Colin Boxshall, manager of the council’s Safer Estates team, said: “North Tyneside Council has a reputation for taking appropriate, prompt and robust action when dealing with cases of anti-social behaviour.

“Such negative actions can have a huge impact on others and we make full use of the powers available to us to manage any issues. Breaching this type of notice is a criminal offence, meaning offenders could be prosecuted.

“By serving the Community Protection Notice, we hope residents living near this woman can once again enjoy peace and quiet in their own homes and neighbourhood.”

“Our management of anti-social behaviour cases demonstrates a clear focus on protecting people from harm and on supporting victims and witnesses.”

Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Inspector Jim Gray added: “We’re committed to making our communities even safer and protecting victims and we know anti-social behaviour can have a huge impact on those affected by it.

“It is often the behaviour of an individual or small minority that causes the most disruption, intimidation and distress to residents.

“Those who cause the most disruption in our communities can expect to have action taken against them to prevent their behaviour having a negative impact in the area.

“As in this case, Northumbria Police will work closely with North Tyneside Council’s Safer Estates Team to protect the community.”