Local policing priorities for Whitley / Church

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

Priority

With the summer months we have had an increase in reports of Anti-Sociable behaviour (ASB), which includes gangs of young person’s causing an issue on Alleys ways in the Whitley area. With allegations of drugs being used, public order offences and scaring the residents of this area.

Issued 1 July, 2018

Action taken

Through these reports we have increased our patrols in these area’s to help deter this sort of behaviour which is unacceptable, and are working with Affinity Housing and Reading Borough Council (RBC) to see if these alleyways can be improved, such as potentially getting lights put up and improving the access to these for the residents.

Actioned 30 July, 2018

Priority

Working with Affinity Housing we have identified an address in the Staverton road area that is causing a major concern to being involved in Cuckooing. Where by the tenant is losing control of her address to a number of drug users and is causing the quality of life to the neighbours to suffer due to the behaviour of these people.

Issued 1 July, 2018

Action taken

We are currently working on getting a Closure order on this address which will then allow us to help work with the tenant and put the necessary care plan in to support her

Actioned 30 July, 2018

Priority

At this time we are having increasing issues with a number of young males appearing to be involved in Child Drug Exploitation (CDE), whereby they are believed to be used by local drug dealers to ‘run’ for them. As in deal class ‘a’ and ‘b’ drugs for them.

Issued 1 July, 2018

Action taken

The neighbourhood team are working closely with our partner agencies including Social Services to help manage this situation and building up intelligence pictures not only around these young males but also the suppliers and the effect it is having on the wider community

Actioned 30 July, 2018

Priority

Large amounts of intelligence gathered from community and partner agencies indicated a number of properties where drug dealing was taking place.

Issued 1 April, 2018

Action taken

Misuse of Drugs warrants were executed which resulted in a large cannabis factory being located and a number of know drug dealers being convicted at court or still currently under investigation.

Actioned 8 May, 2018

Priority

Working with Reading Borough Council (RBC) and various Housing Associations, various issues within a specific location were identified ranging from ASB to Cuckooing (dealer taking over the property of a vulnerable person)

Issued 1 April, 2018

Action taken

The team carried various walks around the area with partner agencies in a joined up approach and spoke to a number of residents in the effected area along with surgeries carried out away from the area. Through these a number of offenders have been identified and the team are working with RBC to take legal action against these people to prevent them entering the area.

Actioned 8 May, 2018

Priority

Reports of young people riding off road bikes on the roads with no crash helmets, insurance or MOT.

Issued 1 April, 2018

Action taken

The team are currently in the process of educating the community on the importance of reporting these incidents and raising the awareness of the powers held by the police under the Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002

Actioned 8 May, 2018

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