The Ambler

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On yer bike

At a meeting of the Northumberland Police and Community Forum attended by Chief Superintendent Dennet and Inspector Sue Peart, a number of issues were raised. Funding is being sought for outreach workers and youth play teams to work in the area for 14 weeks to help combat the incidences of antisocial behaviour among young people.

There had been some discussion about what merited the label ‘antisocial behaviour’ and it was decided it was a matter of tolerance levels. Police do their best to target hot spots when calls are received.

Speeding on Acklington Road and Percy Drive was a worry, but traffic calming measures need the support of a substantial number of residents. Community speed watch is one option that could be considered here.

The police were commended for their work in the area and the reduction in crime. Community support officer Darren Fawcett was praised for his work with schools and local children. He has been given a bicycle and has now started cycle patrols.

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4 Comments

  1. Was the Northumberland Police and Community Forum advertised on the Ambler?

  2. Hi Carly
    I think this is the forum meeting referred to: http://www.theambler.co.uk/2011/04/07/police-report/
    I don’t think the police have had a forum in Amble since April, although they have had two reports in subsequent Amblers (June 10 and the one above)

    • Hi Ambler,

      Thank you for the reply.

      I notice it reads “If you are concerned about crime, **but think nobody listens**, come and talk to Chief Supt Mark Dennet on Tues 12 April at 6.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church”

      As no police replied to my last message on the Ambler (28th June) I will attend the next meeting.

  3. Police update.
    Amble police are continuing to focus on two reports over the weekend where pedal cycles were stolen from the Amble Holiday Links Caravan Park. The cycles were described as follows:
    One (1) x silver/purple MAGNA womens mountain bike
    One (1) x BMX brown childrens bike
    One (1) x BMX pink / black childrens bike with ;Challenge Side’ down the frame.

    Any information, please contact police.
    Amble Police request bikeowners to secure their cycles to prevent such thefts.

    Thanks
    Graham Vickers
    A/Insp Alnwick Police Sector

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