Begging and street drinking on Newland Avenue and Beverley Road.
The Neighbourhood team have been working closely with partner agencies and homeless Charities to give support and help for the homeless in the area. As a result since January 2019 I am delighted to tell you that we have found accommodation for four homeless people who are having continued support. Our priority is to always support and engage with beggars and make a difference if we can.
Each person is dealt with individually and holistically, unfortunately one male who will not engage with the police or any other services offered to him has been committing offenses and he interviewed and charged with two public order offenses a breach of section 35 order and begging. This male has been summonsed to court where an application will be submitted requesting a Criminal Behaviour Order to be put in place.
The team are conducting regular patrols between the hours of 07:00 - 23:00 hours.