The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are working hard on new priorities to keep the borough a safe and pleasant place.
The Safer Neighbourhood Team are tasked with fixing short- and long-term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour. The officers work closely with local partners including the council and schools to achieve this.
The team regularly sets out priorities to focus on and these are reviewed throughout the year.
A new set of priorities have recently been decided, based partly on the information residents have been submitting on echo, the constabulary’s community voice platform.
The latest priorities are:
Welwyn Hatfield North (Welwyn West, Welwyn East, Haldens, Sherrards, Handside, Peartree and Panshanger)
School parking issues – Applecroft, Stanborough, St. Mary’s, Peartree, and Swallow Dell
Anti-social behaviour in Welwyn Garden City town centre and Peartree ward
Drug dealing in Peartee ward, particularly in Peartree Lane
Welwyn Hatfield West (Hatfield Villages, Hatfield Central, Hatfield South West and the University of Hertfordshire)
Vehicle interference – theft from vehicles in Birchwood and reports of ‘donuts’ in The Common car park
Shoplifting – in the Galleria and Hatfield town centre
Drug usage/dealing – Alban Way, Middlefield, Oak Tree Close, Chennells, High Dells, Fiddlebridge
Speeding – through the three villages of Welham Green, Brookmans Park, and Cuffley
Residential burglaries – mainly Cuffley and Northaw
Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Amy Sheldon said: “We’ve listened to the public’s views and so I hope residents feel reassured by the priorities we’ve chosen.
“Of course, this does not mean we are not tackling other issues, but we are certainly paying particular attention to these ones.
“Thank you to all those who continue submitting their thoughts and feedback on echo. It really is invaluable and I encourage you to keep on engaging with us, telling us your views.”
To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (opens in a new window) or download the ‘OWL crime alerts’ app from your app store.
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 the following and tell us your thoughts.