You said, we did...
What concerns do you have about your neighbourhood?
You said... Speeding
During May, speeding motor vehicles still remained a neighbourhood priority as a result of correspondence from residents and engagement days in the Morpeth sector towns and villages, where concerns were raised in relation to speeding motor vehicles travelling through the same towns and villages across the sector.
Morpeth neighbourhood officers have provided a visible presence in and around the villages and locations that have been identified by the residents at the times specified.
In May, officers have been out across the Morpeth sector on 19 different occasions. A total of 1893 vehicle checks were conducted. Of those checks, there were eight warnings issued.
The checks were conducted in Pegswood, Longhirst, Hebron A192, A165 Stobhill Green Lane, Hepscott, Glororum, Acklington, Scots Gap, Cambo, Mitford and Longhorsley.
Residents in Morpeth, Pegswood, Widdrington, and Hadston have complained about anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour causing a nuisance / disturbance and underage drinking in public places.
In response to community concerns, Morpeth Neighbourhood officers have been tasked to provide high profile patrols at specific times in specific locations to:
- prevent anti-social behaviour
- gather information
- enforce the law and deal with anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour robustly
- provide reassurance to the public that their concerns are taken seriously
During May 2013, there has been a reduction in ASB by 35% in comparison to April 2013 and a 34% reduction in ASB from April to June this year in comparison to the same period 2012.