In the latest local Police newsletter we've responded to problems you've told us about:
You said: There was a problem with anti-social behaviour around the Ridge Road area
We did: With the help of local residents, key offenders were identified. Police and partners at The Safer City Partnership are now in a position to issue repeat offenders with anti-social behaviour orders & will be going to court very soon.
You said: There are problems with parking and speeding around local primary schools.
We did: High visibility patrols were undertaken to reduce cases of inconsiderate parking around the schools. Parking Enforcement Officers have visted the area along with partners from the Safer Roads Partnership to enforce speeding restrictions. We will continue to work with the local schools to educate and enforce.
You said: There are problems with anti-social behaviour and concerns for safety around empty properties in the area.
Targeted patrols were undertaken around these buildings to reduce anti-social behaviour. Partners from Stoke-on0Trent City Council Environmental Crime unit have issued a warning letter under Section 215 of the town and country planning act 1990 request the proprietors to contact them to discuss remedial improvements to the buildings. Empty buildings can be extremely dangerous and further education about this is planned for local school children by local officers before the school summer holidays in July and August.
Our neighbourhood officers work tirelessly with our partners from the local authority, housing associations and voluntary groups to maintain the successes we have had in tackling anti-social behaviour.
We continue to encourage local residents to work with us to reduce anti-social behaviour and encourage local schools children to enjoy the summer holidays in a responsible manner
PC 4733 - Glyn Talbot
PCSO 8953 - Michael Frost
PCSO 8986 - Andy Wootton