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During November 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 concern was 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 November, officers have been out across the Morpeth sector on 18 different occasions.
On those occasions 1315 vehicle checks were conducted.
Of those checks, there were 0 warnings issued.
The checks were conducted in Pegswood, A165 Stobhill Green Lane, Widdrington, Hebron, Longhorsley and West Thirston.
Also in November, Morpeth neighbourhood team worked together with our partners VOSA on Operation Gatsby.
This is where vehicles are stopped and checked for
vehicle related offences and road traffic offences
During the half day operation over a number of sites:
13 vehicles were stopped and checked
3 prohibition notices were issued for various offences
You said - Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
Residents in Morpeth, Stannington, Pegswood, Widdrington, and Hadston have complained about 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
Enforce the law and deal with anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour robustly
Provide reassurance to the public that their concerns are taken seriously
Also, CSOs have worked with partners Community Safety and Trading Standards to tackle underage drinking and proxi sales of alcohol and intend to pilot Alcohol Watch in Morpeth which started in the middle of November.
During November 2013 has been a decrease in reported ASB in comparison to October 2013 by 16 incidents; 62 in comparison to 75; 45 of these were non youth related and 17 were youth related ASB incidents.
Overall, there has been a 45% reduction in ASB in November 2013 compared to Novemebr 2012; this is an 42 % reduction in youth ASB and 47% reduction in non youth ASB.
From 01 April 2013 to the end of November 2013, Morpeth sector has achieved a 23% reduction in ASB; thats 184 less incidents compared to the same period last year. This decrease is due to the targeted patrols of officers to hot spot locations.