Eastgate Flats - Drug Related Issues - NEW COMMUNITY PRIORITY
Following the recent HumberTalking survey undertaken in Eastgate Flats, we are working closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to tackle the issues you told us about. I am pleased to be able to inform you that we have commenced legal action against multiple tenancies. This is only part of the work we have planned, if you have any information that that will support this community priority please call Humberside Police on 101 or East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 393939 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
COMMUNITY PRIORITY UPDATE - Cole O'Brien and Dwayne Pedder of Eastgate Flats in Goole have been arrested and charged with multiple offences that relate to violent crime in the Goole and the surrounding area. Both of the males have been remanded in custody, they are both due to attend Crown Court, the date is still to be fixed.
A drugs warrant was executed on the 10 December 2019 by the local community officers and officers from Operation Galaxy at a flat on Eastgate. If you know of any drug dealing in your area, please let us know. Drugs will not be tolerated in our community.
There are several great projects we have arranged for Eastgate in the near future:
On the 22 January 2020, ERYC and the Police held a recycling and waste event - "NEW YEAR, NEW WASTE". This was a great success with many items disposed of. ERYC will be rolling out new recycling bins and educating residents about how to dispose waste correctly. After this date there will be a no tolerance policy to fly tipping and we will be taking formal action. A Multi Agency Event to be held in Eastgate on Wednesday 11 March, 11am - 1pm. There will be several agencies in attendance including - Police, ERYC Housing Team, ERYC Tennant Participation, NHS Health Trainers, ERYC Waste and Recycling and Safer Communities. This will give residents a chance to speak to different agencies face to face about any issues or concerns they may have.
ERYC have lots of preplanned maintanence work in 2020. This will include removing all the benches in Eastgate, painting of the internal communal areas and the outside of the blocks, replacement of all windows and removal of stones in Eastgate to be replaced with another material.
All residents are aware that there is an issue with the back gate which you gain access to Eastgate from Government Street. The spring has broken, there is a new one on order so as soon as this is fixed the gate will spring back shut when residents leave it open. This gate should only be used by residents as it can only be opened by the use of residents fobs.
We are very passionate about improving the residents quality of life in Eastgate and one of the best ways we can do this is by listening to residents concerns. Can I please remind residents that we hold regular surgeries/residents meetings, both in and out of Eastgate. Please look out for these dates (available on "where we are" on this website) and attend to speak to the Police or the Council. Please don't presume that we are aware of issues, as we may not be!
As part of this multi agency working we are offering help and support for tenants with mental health and physical health issues, as well as tenants struggling with drug and alcohol problems. ERYC will be offering family and tenancy support to encourage sustainable tenancies.
UPDATE: 19 December 2019
On 23 December 2019, ERYC removed items left in the communal areas of all the blocks in Eastgate. Part of the tenancy agreement is you cannot leave items in the communal area due to it being a fire and safety hazard. All residents have been made aware of this and have been told to remove all items by Monday, if they are not, the council will be removing them and residents will need to attend the council offices to ask for property back. This is ongoing and monitored by the council.
UPDATE: 5 February 2020
On 31 January 2020, Community officers and Operation Galaxy executed a warrant at an address in Eastgate. This was very successful, three persons were arrested, numerous items which we believe to be Class A drugs were seized and also a vehicle. All persons have been released under investigation whilst we carry out our enquiries. We are now working closely with Community Link workers who can support people to improve self care in the following areas: One or more physical long term conditions, smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, weight management, physical activity, social isolation, emotional wellbeing (low level stress and anxiety), carer support, welfare support, sexual health and relationships. If you would like to speak to a Community Link Worker, they will be at our next drop in surgery at flat 38 Eastgate - Monday 2 March, 10am - 1pm. Please note the Community Link worker will only be at the surgery 11.30am to 12.30pm so please pop during this hour if you would like to specifically see them.