Local policing priorities for Hereford City Southside and Rural Southside

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

Priority

 BackgroundThere has been a rise in the reports of ASB in the Kingstone area in particular areas surrounding and including Coldstone Cross and Lowfield Meadow.

These reports also include tresspassing at Kingstone High School site and the nearby Langland Homes building site. 

Numerous people around the village have been targetted with general ASB including, egg throwing, name calling and general nuisance

Issued 1 November, 2018

Priority

Reports have been received of vehicles driving in an antisocial manner, gathering and causing a nuisance. This includes excessive noise from vehicle exhausts and radios, wheel spins, excessive revving of vehicles and litter. Vehicles are also driving dangerously and at speed along Belmont Road. Generally the complaints are in the evenings from 1900-2300.

Areas concerned are as follows:

 

  1. Tesco, Abbotsmead Rd, Belmont, Hereford HR2 7XS
  2. Northolme Community Centre, Northolme Rd, Belmont, Hereford HR2 7SV
  3. Asda Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7JE.
  4. Belmont Road, Hereford
  5. Mcdonalds Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7HB

Issued 25 September, 2018

Action taken

The Safer Neighbour team, along with help from our response colleagues have been busy patrolling the areas that the vehicles are known to go to and have been engaging with the drivers.

We have issued several section 59 warning notices on these vehicles and some have also been seized.

A section 59 warning is part of the Police Reform Act 2002. It warns the offending driver that if they drive or ride a vehicle in the same manner within 12 months of one being issued then the vehicle may be seized - whoever it belongs to.

 

We will continue to patrol the area and disrupt any drivers causing Anti Social Behaviour.

Actioned 25 October, 2018

Priority

There has been an increase in the use of off road bikes in the area during the afternoons and evenings. 

Issued 22 May, 2018

Action taken

Patrols to gather evidence to support prosecutions and deal with ASB associated with the riding of off road bikes. 

There has been an on site meeting to discuss and identify areas of concern and possible actions that can be competed to help alleviate this issue.

To date there has been 5 S59 warning notices issued to local youths. One person is being taken to court for driving offences.

UPDATE:

Following our appeal earlier this year regarding the issue of anti-social motorcycle riding in the Putson / Rotherwas area of the city. We are able to report that a male was charged with 3 motoring offences.

At court he received 6 penalty points on his licence and fines totaling £569. ...

This positive result at court was obtained thanks to help from the community.

Thanks to members of the community who were willing to make statements and able to capture video evidence of the offences, we were able to secure this conviction at court.

We would like to thank members of the community for their continued support. We are currently working with our partner agencies to try and reduce the occurrences of such anti-social and dangerous riding of motorcycles and other similar vehicles in the area.

We hope the sentence is a deterrent to others who may wish to use motorcycles in an equally irresponsible way.

We are also liaising with relevant parties to educate and promote safe use of motorcycles in safe and appropriate areas. Areas where they do have permission to ride and away from public highways, footpaths or common land.

 

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