Helping to tackle anti social behaviour at Orams Arbour

Winchester’s parks and open spaces attract large numbers of visitors during the summer months, which can increase the occurrence and perception of anti social behaviour in some areas.

As such, Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) is again supporting Hampshire Constabulary’s anti social behaviour Summer Campaign which is running from 28th May to 31st August 2010.  Members of the WCSP are using the campaign as an opportunity to promote the positive use of Winchester’s recreational areas, and reduce any negative impact that the increased usage can have on local people.


In response to concerns being raised by local residents about Orams Arbour, WCSP organised a ‘street brief’ on Tuesday 20th July to find out more about people’s perceptions of crime and anti social behaviour in the area. There were a variety of Members from the WCSP in attendance, including: Winchester City Council, Hampshire Constabulary, and Hampshire County Council.


Those who went along were given the opportunity to share their views and raise concerns about general crime and the problems they were experiencing locally. They were also asked what they thought the Partnership could do to assist in rectifying the issues.


Cllr LucilleThompson, Portfolio Holder for Active Communities, said: “In order for WCSP to tackle anti social behaviour effectively, it is important that we work with local communities to gain a greater understanding of the problems being experienced at a local level; and events like this enable us to do just that”.


Since the event, the Partnership has already taken action as a response to some of the concerns and suggestions made. This includes the removal of graffiti in the children’s play area, a new sign being ordered to advise that the facility is for under 12’s, and maintenance is planned for the trees within and surrounding the Arbour.

If you have any concerns about crime or anti social behaviour in your area, contact the Community Safety Team at or tel 01962 848 423, or visit the Community Safety Partnership website at: