Your Neighbourhood Team Priorities
Epsom & Ewell West
Team priorities April 2013
We base our priorities on what the community want us to deal with.
You've been talking to us at bus surgeries, panel meetings and whilst out on patrol with the following issues for us to tackle this quarter.
1) Drug use and drug dealing on the Longmead Estate focussing on the bridlepath
2) Anti - social behaviour caused by youths on the Longmead Estate/Park Views Estate
3) Targetting problem families impacting on resident's quality of life in conjunction with Rosebery Housing Association
1) We are aware of drug activity in the bridlepath which runs between the Longmead and Park Views estate.
Officers have been concentrating overt and covert patrols in this area, and thanks to vigilant members of the public have identified dealers coming in to the area who have been dealt with by police.
Please report any further suspicious activity on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Information needed for officers includes:
physical and clothing description of suspect
nature of their actions
direction of travel if known
All information will be treated with strictest confidence
2) We have seen a decrease in anti - social behaviour by local youths on the Longmead estate over the last 3 months. Youths known to local officers have been issued ABC letters sent to their parents which highlights their unacceptable behaviour and advises the next stage will be a criminal record.
At the beginning of April a member of the public reported youths writing graffiti on the Longmead Day Centre. Two youths were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and they are currently on police bail for the offence. The crude graffiti was removed the next day by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. A good example of agencies and members of public working together to tackle anti - social behaviour and show offenders it will not be tolerated.
3) Your local officers have been working closely with Rosebery and London & Quadrant Housing Associations to assist with problem families. Police will intervene when particular families are committing criminal offences and having a negative impact on other residents around them. Currently three families on the Longmead Estate are conversing with their relevant housing associations about how their behaviour may affect their tenancies. This is done in a bid to show said families the severity of their actions and give them the opportunity to change their ways. If this is not accievable police and housing associations will be considering the eviction process.
PrioritiesThe Longmead safer neighbourhood team continue their bus surgeries on the E5 bur route. This route goes through the Longmead estate and out onto Parkviews, therefore encompassing the area covered by the local team. The priorities set by the residents and commuters on this route are as follows;1) Anti-Social Behaviour by youths on the estate. 2) Drug use and drug dealing on the Estate3) Anti Social use of mopeds and motor vehicles through the estate and surrounding areas
1) This continues to be a priority for your local team. Any anti social behaviour will not be tolerated and the local team will continue to deal with robustly and appropriately. Please contact your local team if you experience any anti-social behaviour. 2) Local officers are working hard to identify and remove drug users and those in possession from the streets. Regular patrols are taking place in areas that have been identified by local people and we continue to rely on good intelligence from residents as to places and people involved. 3) This problem was highlighted by several people who have complained about the nature of drivers on mopeds. This includes high speeds, erratic driving and noise of the mopeds themselves. Please continue to notify Police of vehicles, number plates and any incidents will be dealt with by Police.