1 - Anti-Social Behaviour,
Heathcote Lane, Boscombe West
Over the past 12 months, we have received increased reports of
Anti-Social Behaviour in the area, including drug dealing, street
drinking and rough sleepers. This quite rightly, was a growing
concern with residents and local business's in the area. It was
fair to say, that the area as a whole was being neglected.
PC Ryan took the
lead on this issue, supported by PCSO Hack, and has
worked closely with our partners. Several meetings with residents
and local business have taken place, which encouraged local
businesses to take more reasonability for litter etc at the rear of
their properties. The council carried out an enviro clean, where
all members of the community assisted.
We have worked closely with Street Services, to tackle issues
with the homeless her were sleeping in the area. Extra police
patrols and a zero tolerance to street drinking in the area has
also gone a long way to tackle issues of ASB in the area.
With the assistance of local business, improved lighting has
been put up and work is in place for CCTV to be placed in the
area. The combined work of residents, local businesses and our
partners, has gone a long way to eradicating the issues which
were affecting the Lane. Work is still ongoing and we will
continue to monitor the situation.
2 - Anti-Social Behaviour rear of Halford and
Earlier in 2012 we started getting increased complaints
from residents and local Businesses, in relation to increased
drinkers and drug dealing at the rear of Halfords and Staples.
PC Donnelly took the
lead on this and worked closely with his team of PCSOs and partner
agencies to deal with the problems identified.
A female was identified as being one of the most prolific
trouble makers and she was soon issued with an Acceptable Behaviour
Contract (ABC). This was, as expected, breached on many occasions,
however this will all add weight to the issuing of an
A week of positive action was carried out in Springbourne, with
focus on the above areas, including the execution of Drug Warrants
and the eviction of a problem individual.
With the assistance of local authority, bushes were cut back in
the area and fencing placed up, which all helped in deterring drug
taking and dealing. Reports of drug taking and street drinking have
declined considerably, we will however continue to listen to the
local community and monitor the area.
3 - Boscombe Precinct -
As with all Shopping precincts, Boscombe Precinct suffers from
its fair share of shoplifting's, and with the current state of
austerity, we were made aware at public meetings that this was a
growing concern amongst retailers.
PC Bradley has taken
the lead on this, supported by PCSO Gilmore. Working
closely with the Sovereign Centre and the Shop Watch Scheme,
regular meetings have taken place and continue to take place to
raise and deal with issues.
An information sharing agreement is now back in place, and a top
5 offender profile pack is given to all members, which includes
photographs and up to date intelligence. As a result, these
offenders when caught are dealt with robustly.
Patrol officers are regularly briefed on these individuals, and
a recent covert plain clothes operation took place. We will look to
target these individuals in the new year, and all police powers
including ASBOs, if applicable, will
be used to combat them. As a result, ASB and shopliftings are down
from the previous year.
4 - ASB, Boscombe Town
ASB in the
Boscombe has long been a concern amongst residents. Therefore in
the summer, a Section 30 Order was put in place, which allowed
police to move problem groups out of the specified area. This along
with the active use of existing police powers, Section 27 notices
within the framework of our on-going operation, OP Town.
We have continued to carry out our "Early morning Sweeps" of
high profile ASB
areas, to ensure that any potential problem makers are identified
and moved from the area early on. All of the above
along with our continued presence outside MacDonald's on
Market Days, has helped considerably to reduce ASB in the area. This is a long
term problem and we at Bournemouth East will continue to treat
this as a priority area.
5 - ASB and drug dealing - Hamilton Road
Concerns had been raised by local residents at 25 Hamilton Road
and nearby neighbours, concerning drug related disorder that
was taken place in a flat at this location. PC Martindale took the lead on this,
supported by his team, PCSO Wilson and
Working closely with Local Authority and the Housing
association, evidence was obtained and taken to Court, were a Crack
House Closure was achieved. Everyone's hard work was rewarded with
the knowledge that the residents of 25 would enjoy a peaceful
6 - ASB in an area of St Clements
Growing complaints and concerns re: ASB from St Clements Road
residents, local prostitutes and drug users. PCSO Wilson and
Bailey, took the lead in this area.
The area was run down and overgrown and had become a convenient
place for such groups to carry out their unlawful
Working closely with Local councillors and Neighbourhood
Wardens, a number of issues were raised and solutions discussed. A
Home Watch group was set up, which now has over 20 residents signed
up, fencing has been replaced, fly tipping dealt with and foliage
cut back, which has allowed new lighting to be installed,
increasing public confidence.
A local school has now adopted the area and use the area
which has a play Zone. ASB reports have all but
ceased in that particular area. Again there is still work to be
done in this area and a long term plan is in place.