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Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
Previous World Cups have led to increased use of local pubs and a rise in ASB and alcohol related offences. We, like the residents of Harborough, are supporting England during the World Cup, we hope this is carried out in a happy, safe environment.
Issued: July 2018
What we are doing:We hoped and for a short time started to believe It Was Coming Home, but sadly it's a few more years of hurt. In Harborough although we did see an increase in attendance at local pubs we are pleased to say there was no increase of ASB reports as in past years. Working closely with local pubs and good communications helped us to use Police resources robustly later in the tournament. Issued: July 2018
Theft From Stores-We have recently had a marked increase in reports of thefts from shops in the Harborough area, this not only affects businesses and the economic local community but retail staff can feel intimidated and travelling criminals target the area and carry out other offences. The main targets for shop theft are Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Homebase but all retail premises and vulnerable to this.
Issued: July 2018
What we are doing:Since we have identified this as a priority we have used a number of different approaches to solve this: We have worked closely with the stores, offering advice, this has led to the speed up of incident reporting and evidence collection. We have targeted repeat offenders and taken positive enforcement action at the first opportunity. We have used the Neighbourhood Proactive Team and local officers to increase the number of both uniformed and plain clothed patrols in the highest hit locations at the most appropriate times. This has both prevented offences and reassured staff that have had to deal with aggressive and anti-social offenders. This is an ongoing issue and we will continue to look at ways to reduce the number of offences and the impact on the community Issued: July 2018