Not in My Neighbourhood!

Press Release: 30/10/2009

Crime and anti-social behaviour can be a problem in many neighbourhoods all over the country, but a new initiative is helping residents to take action and say ‘not in my neighbourhood!’.

Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP), which includes Winchester City Council, is highlighting how members of the public can report crime and anti-social behaviour as a part of Not in My Neighbourhood Week 2009 which runs from 2nd to 6th November.

Throughout the week, members of the WCSP will be out and about in the Winchester District talking to members of the public about any concerns they might have in their community.

Residents will also receive advice on how to report incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in a variety of ways.

Cllr John Cooper, Portfolio holder for Communities and Safety, said: "Thanks to support from members of the public throughout the year, the Community Safety Partnership is able to take action against those guilty of anti-social behaviour. This week is not only an opportunity for us to feed back to communities on actions we have taken, but also to remind them that we need their help to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. If residents keep us up-to-date with any issues in their neighbourhood, we can all work together to ensure that persistent offenders are dealt with."

Please see below for a list of public meetings that will be taking place for Not in My Neighbourhood Week. All residents are invited to go along to the meeting in their area. For more information, please contact Rebecca Goulding, Acceptable Behaviour Co-ordinator, on 01962 840 222 or  

Monday 2nd November 11am-1pm
The Atrium, Staple Gardens

Tuesday 3rd November 11am-4pm
Hatchmore Court, Hatchmore Road Denmead

Wednesday 4th November 10am-12pm
Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley

Thursday 5th November 2pm-5pm
Spring Vale, Swanmore

Friday 6th November 2pm-5pm
Cromwell Road, Stanmore