A few weeks ago, residents in Clayton Walk contacted me concerned about the anti-social behaviour of a group of youths in the area and worried because they had found needles and other evidence of drug-taking.
I immediately contacted the anti-social behaviour officer at the Council and the local police teams to see what could be done.
Letters have now been sent out to all residents of Clayton Walk with diary sheets and pre-paid envelopes enclosed so that they can be completed and returned to the Council should there be further incidents of anti-social behaviour.
It is really important to gather information from residents regarding anti-social behaviour in this area particularly the times and days that the young people are meeting. If we are able to establish the identity of the young people involved then we can ensure that action is taken against them.
Residents have been advised that they can attend the Housing and Anti-Social Behaviour Surgery, which is held at the Hexham Community Centre every Monday morning between 10.00am and 12.00pm, to report any issues.
The Whitley North Neighbourhood Police Team have also been asked to visit Clayton Walk to check on things whenever they are on duty in the area.
Residents in Clayton walk have also been informed that if the young people leave any rubbish in the alleyway then they should contact the number below and we will arrange for the alleyway to be cleared by the Council.
Janine Ferguson – Housing Anti-Social Behaviour Officer
Phone 0118 9372147
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