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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
To reduce the amount of youths gathering in the communal areas of Midland House.
Issued: November 2017
What we are doing:Recently there has been a sharp rise in the amount of calls relating to youths congregating in the communal areas of midland House causing harassment alarm and distress to local residents. The local PCSO 6120 Darius Cobb will be conducting a walk through to discuss different ways in which partner agencies can work together to help resolve the issues. DECEMBER UPDATE The issues of youth gather in the stairs wells does continue, Police have been patrolling the area to try and engage with the youths to get to the reasons behind them gathering in that location. This will remain a priority for the Cultural Quarters team and the local officer will be focusing on working with the landlords to come up with a solution to the problems that Midland House are dealing with. Issued: December 2017
To build public confidence along King Street and reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour along New Walk.
Issued: November 2017
What we are doing:We have received some reports of people feeling intimidated in the area, we will be conducting reassurance patrols and street consultation to help reassure members of the public. UPDATE NOVEMBER: A recent patch walk has taken place which included our partners from the council. During the patch walk it became apparent that there were also issues of ASB along New Walk, so this priority has been combined with the King Street priority. Officers have conducted a house to house to talk to residents of the local area to get more information on the particular problems taking place. once this information has been collated they will be focussing their attention on the issues that the residents and business feel are most problematic. DECEMBER UPDATE . Local officers carried out three days of high visibility patrols to collate information regarding ASB, street life offences, thefts, and cycling along New Walk. The figures obtained have been passed to the local council and residents. Issued: December 2017
To reduce the amount of retail Theft taking place at St George's retail park.
Issued: October 2017
What we are doing:It has been brought to our attention that there has been an increase in the amount of retail theft at St Georges Retail Park. Sgt Nick Davies and his team who are responsible for that are will be working with the retailers to help reduce the amount of incidents taking place. UPDATE NOVEMBER a consultation was held on the 27/10/2017. During a day of action on the 6/10/2017 not one incident of theft was reported. There are more planned days of action in the lead up to Christmas. The Leicestershire Police are proud to say that we have had positive feedback from the local shops. This will remain a priority during the Christmas period. DECEMBER UPDATES Retail crime continues to be a problem in this area. The local team have set up several operations and meetings with management to tackle this problem. An office within the site for the local team to work from is currently being considered, in order to allow officers to remain there for longer periods. Issued: December 2017