Anti-social behaviour declining in Winchester suburb

Hampshire Chronicle: Anti-social behaviour declining in Winchester suburb Anti-social behaviour declining in Winchester suburb

ANTI-social behaviour in Harestock is declining, according to police.

Officers said groups of children had been causing problems outside shops in Priors Dean Road but that they had successfully tackled the issue.

Speaking at a Partnership and Communities Together (PACT) meeting in Harestock, PC Robin Tebb said: “Children were making noise, running around roofs of garages and revving cars and mopeds and because of the nature of the area the neighbourhood suffered.

“We just kept saturating the area with officers. We confiscated tobacco and poured alcohol away. We would go down and get details of children and take them to their parents and inform them of their behaviour.

“We encouraged the parents to take charge of their children and it has worked very effectively. They got the message and we have had very little trouble recently.”

He added if problems were to resurface the police could take out a dispersal order for the area, preventing groups massing in public.

A similar order comes into force in Stanmore on Saturday (Dec 1).

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11:42am Thu 29 Nov 12

Breazy Bantam says...

He added if problems were to resurface the police could take out a dispersal order for the area, preventing groups massing in public.

I am astonished to read this.

It suggests to me that policing has failed altogether. That parents are taking no responsibility for the discipline of their offspring.

What effect can the public expect to see from the appointment of an IPCC apart from increased council taxes and more meetings with Councillors being paid allowances for attending them,

The more council and other meetings the less effect there will be on the ground.

I suggest scrap the conference tables and rooms to use the money thereby saved to put policemen where they should be on their feet making their presence felt simply by being seen.

Who sees or cares what Councillors are doing in their conference rooms? Its contact with the people who they should be serving that matters.

How is it possible for people already paid for by tax payers to be paid more for spreading themselves as widely and thinly as they can? Is that not the reason why there is unemployment?

Greedy so called civil servants claiming payment for merely attending as many meetings as they can while others are carrying the load by actually doing the work they are talking about but having no effect on? They have put themselves into the position whereby they can tax the general public at will to pay for their ever increasing benefits and allowances including generous pensions leaving front line workers carrying the load.

It is time for the public to protest about widespread abuse of powers in council offices everywhere and greater efficiency from less conferring and more action.
He added if problems were to resurface the police could take out a dispersal order for the area, preventing groups massing in public. I am astonished to read this. It suggests to me that policing has failed altogether. That parents are taking no responsibility for the discipline of their offspring. What effect can the public expect to see from the appointment of an IPCC apart from increased council taxes and more meetings with Councillors being paid allowances for attending them, The more council and other meetings the less effect there will be on the ground. I suggest scrap the conference tables and rooms to use the money thereby saved to put policemen where they should be on their feet making their presence felt simply by being seen. Who sees or cares what Councillors are doing in their conference rooms? Its contact with the people who they should be serving that matters. How is it possible for people already paid for by tax payers to be paid more for spreading themselves as widely and thinly as they can? Is that not the reason why there is unemployment? Greedy so called civil servants claiming payment for merely attending as many meetings as they can while others are carrying the load by actually doing the work they are talking about but having no effect on? They have put themselves into the position whereby they can tax the general public at will to pay for their ever increasing benefits and allowances including generous pensions leaving front line workers carrying the load. It is time for the public to protest about widespread abuse of powers in council offices everywhere and greater efficiency from less conferring and more action. Breazy Bantam
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