Policing priorities for Hertsmere set for next three months
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Thanks to input from the public, the latest policing priorities for Hertsmere have been set.
Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) in Hertsmere will now focus on addressing these priorities over the next three months.
The SNT is responsible for fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour and they work with local partners, including the council, to ensure that the borough is a safe place to live and work.
As part of their work they engage with the public to listen to issues that matter to them, as well as ask people to submit their suggestions for their priorities through the community voice platform ‘echo’*.
The following priorities have been set and a dedicated team of PCs and PCSOs will be working to address them:
Borehamwood and Elstree
Graffiti in the in the Leeming Road/Aycliffe Road areas of Borehamwood.
Various graffiti has been seen in these areas and officers are working to identify those responsible. Officers will also be working to find alternative creative outlets in areas where graffiti is permitted.
Engaging with young people to improve their feelings of safety
Officers will seek to understand how safe young people feel in the area and engage with them to understand issues they may be facing, understand what crimes they may feel at risk of and provide reassurance.
Bushey and Radlett
To canvas, and where required, improve feelings of safety in Bushey
Officers will work with people living and working in Bushey to canvass their feelings of safety and where required, seek to work with partners to address any issues raised. The team will hold engagement events in the town to allow people to report issues or comments, as well as through the community voice platform ‘echo’ or social media platforms.
5t vehicles using restricted roads in Radlett
The Safer Neighbourhood Team and Hertsmere Borough Council have received numerous complaints about vehicles over 7.5t travelling through restricted zones in Radlett. The team will conduct regular operations in these areas to actively target deal with drivers of these vehicles to educate, deter and where necessary, issue penalty notices.
Potters Bar and Shenley
Selling alcohol to underage children and street drinking in Potters Bar
The team has received numerous reports of convenience stores in the town selling alcohol to underage youths, as well as Nitrous Oxide cannisters and balloons. The reports also state that this is causing anti-social behaviour around these shops. The team will look to tackle this as well as drug use and possible dealing on Darkes Lane near to the train station.
Nuisance off-road bikes in South Mimms
The team has received several reports of off-road bikes speeding up and down Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms and across the surrounding fields damaging the farmland.
Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “The Safer Neighbourhood Team is committed to addressing these issues that matter to the community.
“I’d thank people for taking the time to let us know what issues they would like us to focus on. If we know about it, we can work to tackle it.
“Whilst these are reviewed every three months, you can let us know at any time if there’s an emerging issue in your area.
“It’s important to note that some comments we receive are about things that aren’t police matters, such as parking and litter, however we do pass these comments to our partner agencies, such as Hertsmere Borough Council so that they are aware and can look to tackle them.”
*You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit one of the following links and tell us your thoughts: