Welcome to the Avenues Neighbourhood Policing Team

We begin 2021 with a sense of renewed optimism looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunities it may present.  We remain very aware of the impact that the current Covid-19 public health emergency is placing on individuals, families and our communities as a whole across the Avenue Ward.  With the ever changing situation, we remain resolute in our commitment, effort and energy, continuing to plan and work with community groups and our partners across the Public Sector, to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on our local communities and to keep you all safe.

In Avenue ward the vast majority of you have been doing what’s right for a long time, following the government guidelines to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and keeping one another safe. We continue to use the 4E’s approach to policing Covid-19; engage, explain, encourage and finally enforce the regulations where applicable. You may have seen on our social media channels and in the local media that in recent weeks we have seen an increase in house parties and larger gatherings. Where there have been clear breaches of the regulations we have taken proportionate and necessary action, issuing appropriate fines to individuals. As vaccination roll out continues across health care settings in (area/s) you will see your local officers in attendance, providing reassurance around key vaccination sites.

Regardless of Covid 19, our policing focus remains to protect the most vulnerable, keep people safe and to respond to serious crime. Our neighbourhood policing activity will continue to be focused on maintaining our core operational duties and delivering our Neighbourhood Policing Strategy. The provision of highly visible and locally connected neighbourhood policing teams remain the foundation of our force operating model.


Meet Your Team

Insp Craig Mattinson
Insp Craig Mattinson
Sgt 0798 Joanne Harvey
Sgt 0798 Joanne Harvey
Sgt 2403 Jo Mellors
Sgt 2403 Jo Mellors
PC 1387 Raphan Batty
PC 1387 Raphan Batty
PC 1700 Phil Williamson
PC 1700 Phil Williamson
PCSO 7556 Louise Mann
PCSO 7556 Louise Mann
PCSO 7586 Victoria Burnham
PCSO 7586 Victoria Burnham
PCSO 7628 Victoria Petersen
PCSO 7628 Victoria Petersen
PCSO 7783 Neil Brewer
PCSO 7783 Neil Brewer

Community Alerts

Police surgery off Windsor Road, today 14th now 3pm (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 15:03
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Burglary Park Avenue (Humberside Police)

Monday, 11 Oct 2021 08:53
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Bogus leaflet drop (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 18:17
Humberside Police
Residential: Scam alert

STOLEN DOG: Appeal to locate stolen distinctive spaniel (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 13:35
Humberside Police
Local news


Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 10:46
Humberside Police
Crime Updates

Drop In (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 12:48
Humberside Police
Local news

What's Happening In Your Area?


Drug Dealing

We recently met with residents from the Avenues and had a very constructive conversation about anti-social behaviour on the Avenues.  Whilst many people were really grateful to us for the proactive work we've been doing there, there is still a lot of worry and concern from local residents about the behaviour of a few people who are intimidating residents with their behaviour.

From our perspective, we do want people to keep reporting the behaviour and telling us what's going on.  Meetings such as this one, as well as the reports of criminal or anti-social behaviour we receive from the public, are what help us to build up a bigger picture of key areas our activity needs to be focussed on. The more information we receive from the community, the better we can resource the areas of concern.

The Avenues ward has a local team who are dedicated to listening to what our community wants and needs, and making the area a better place to live. They are all experienced officers who know the ward inside and out, including many of the people living within it.

Areas such as Pearson Park, Princes Avenue and Westbourne Avenue, are part of our high-visibility patrol plans covering the entirety of each day. What that means is that we have used previous report information and local knowledge of the area to try and put officers in the areas of need at the times they are needed.

These patrols are there to act as a deterrent to those trying to operate their criminal organisations within the area and shows them we are not going to sit back and let them commit crimes against our communities.

It also means we have officers out and about that can act upon any incoming reports quickly, or can challenge anti-social behaviour as they see it.

We were pleased that at the recent community meeting, residents recognised and were pleased with the active police presence across the ward. On the back of that meeting, from information supplied by residents, we were also able to add Duesbery Street track and Dover Street to our daily patrol plans.

We know that the area has been of particular concern to residents with regards to drug dealing activity. Drug dealing, as well as being a criminal offence, also leads to anti-social behaviour, which can effect and damage our communities on a longer term basis. I am pleased to say we are already seeing some positive results on the back of this increased presence.

Within our work to tackle drug dealing and the related anti-social behaviour that comes with it, we have also been taking proactive enforcement action against those causing the most harm to our communities.  A recent example of this was a misuse of drugs act warrant executed on Hinderwell Street, which led to the successful recovery and seizure of approximately £50,000 worth of cannabis and a number of weapons which are now no longer on our streets.

Whilst we are actively patrolling and taking enforcement action in the area, we also appreciate the need for longer term solutions to the problems faced and that it cannot be solely police action that provides these solutions.  Residents themselves raised this issue and appreciate that a longer term solution is required.

When looking at any long term problem solving, we work very closely with partner agencies such as the local authority, housing associations, local ASB teams and social workers.   This way of working allows us to come together with a wider picture of the problems our communities are facing.

We frequently have meetings between all agencies and undertake multi-agency operations, plus whenever we take any form of police enforcement action, we ensure partners are involved to provide the wrap around service communities require.

I can’t stress enough how important the support and flow of information from communities is to us. We do have initiatives such as Humber Talking that aim to proactively gather information about local issues, but it’s still crucial that people call up, report online or speak with their local officers when they are suffering at the hands of criminal or anti-social behaviour.

We take all reports seriously and whilst you may not immediately see action, rest assured that we are working on long term solutions using every piece of information we receive.   To report a problem in your area, call our non-emergency number 101, use our online reporting tool, message our @HumberBeat Facebook and Twitter pages or speak to one of your neighbourhood officers.

Alternatively, for those who don’t feel comfortable talking to the police, Crimestoppers is an independent charity that you can report to completely anonymously. That can be done by calling 0800 555 111.

Begging and street drinking

Joint patrols with partner agencies are continuing on Princes Avenue and Chanterlands Avenue to challenge and deal with any street drinkers or beggars in the area.

We are patrol the area regularly to challenge and deal with any offenders as well as gathering evidence against repeat offenders. Due to partnership working we have worked closely with Hull City Council who have removed the bench from the entrance of Pearson Park on Princess Avenue.

Anti Social Behaviour on Pearson Park

The area is patrolled and we are working with the Park Rangers to deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour and Criminal damage. 

Last Updated 29 Sep 2021

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Thursday 21 Oct, 11:00am – 12:00pmclose to the Park Ranger's Office, Pearson Park, Hull, HU5 2GTPCSO in the Park - Pearson Park
Saturday 23 Oct, 2:00pm – 3:00pmoutside of Sainsbury's Local, 81-85 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QUStreet Surgery - Sainsbury's Local
Sunday 24 Oct, 1:00pm – 2:00pmclose to Penna's Icecream, Pearson Park, Hull, HU5 2GTPCSOs in the park - Pearson Park
Sunday 24 Oct, 3:00pm – 4:00pmoutside of Asda, Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1TYStreet Surgery - Asda
Tuesday 26 Oct, 11:00am – 12:00pmclose to the Park Ranger's Office, Pearson Park, Hull, HU5 2GTPCSO in the Park - Pearson Park
Thursday 28 Oct, 11:00am – 12:00pmoutside of Chanterlands Avenue Post Office, 197 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 3TPStreet Surgery - Post Office

Get In Touch

You can contact us by email: PickeringPark@humberside.pnn.police.uk
Visit our Report It area for information about the different ways to report a non-emergency crime e.g. using 101 or via our online reporting pages.
Remember if there is an emergency always ring 999.