PLANS are being prepared to deal with the potential of anti-social behaviour at Compton Lock.

In 2020, the beauty sport was vandalised, causing police to issue a dispersal order.

At a meeting of Winchester City Council, Cllr Jan Warwick asked if patrols would be in place.

Cllr Paula Ferguson said: “A patrol at Compton Lock is due take place the week commencing July 18 as part of anti-social behaviour awareness week. A meeting has also been scheduled to meet with the parish councils, ward members and PCSO’s to better understand and discuss local concerns.

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“Our neighbourhood services and community safety team is currently finalising the annual anti-social behaviour engagement plan, developed in conjunction with the Police and other key partners. This plan focusses our combined efforts on identified anti-social behaviour hot spot locations across the Winchester district.

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“The anti-social behaviour campaign aims to undertake partner patrols, street and block briefs, beat surgeries and walkabouts. It will provide a visible presence/reassurance particularly in areas that are either known to be antisocial behaviour hotspots or areas that have the potential to be, and to encourage individuals and community representatives to report their concerns via the appropriate reporting methods.

“The partnership also takes the opportunity to educate those they meet and engage with on all forms of anti-social behaviour such as littering, being considerate neighbours, reporting incidents and staying safe.”

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