St Peters Avenue/Holme Hall Avenue/Bramley Crescent
Police have been made aware of large gatherings of youths causing anti-social behaviour in the area. Neighbourhood Officers are patrolling the area and speaking to the youths. We will make relevant referrals to the ASB Panel, which is a multi agency panel, who can offer intervention and support to prevent repeat offenders. Any offences identified are investigated and referrals made to the Youth Offending Service when applicable. Several referrals have already been made and we will continue to patrol the area.
Police can deal with antisocial behaviour by using powers to disperse groups and restrict their return to the affected area. Officers will need to request a Police Inspector puts this authority in place in order for a Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer in uniform to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (Some restrictions do apply).
Commencing at the end of September, Neighbourhood Officers have increased patrols in the area. This has been supported by Special Constables and colleagues from patrol teams. Numerous home visits to parents, when youths have been identified, have been made. This included a male youth who was found in possession of nitrous oxide. All visits have triggered an ASB Panel referrals. There has also been a site visit by Safer Neighbourhoods looking at issues around litter, improving the layout, posters up in shops about nitrous oxide, work with Fred Gough on nitrous oxide, possible CCTV, and general clean up. We have also requested support from the local community groups, North Lincolnshire Council and Neighbourhood Watch groups with a request to conker pick, to reduce the availability of these to be thrown at properties and vehicles. Dispersal powers will also be considered to reduce gatherings of those intent on causing antisocial behaviour.