Partners at a special meeting today (Wednesday 19 April) looking at problems in Berwick Hills and Pallister Park agreed to present the Police and Crime Commissioner with their action plan by the end of the week.
A number of agencies in the area have already been working to stop incidents in the area. They include local residents, Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Middlesbrough Council, Youth Offending Teams, housing providers and local schools
A range of actions that have already been taken by partners. They have included the following:
- The identification of a core group of young people, aged nine to 15 who they believe have been responsible for recent incidents.
- Extra police deployed to the area during afternoons and evenings.
- Bi-weekly meetings between all partners to make sure they are doing everything they can to stamp out antisocial behaviour.
- Crime prevention advice provided to landlords and shop keepers.
- Improved CCTV coverage.
- Short-term suspensions and alternative education classes for young people.
- Extra diversionary activities and interventions to tackle youth crime.
The plan currently being developed will explore proposals for a multi-agency base in the area, to provide local partners with a place to work together on tackling the problems.
The action plan will also include the maximum use of anti-social behaviour tools and powers to address the unruly behaviour that is blighting the quality of life of local residents.
Over the coming weeks, the PCC will review partnership progress against agreed actions.