Fri, 06 July 2012
A specialised team involving Police, LBH and Hounslow Homes has been set up to tackle anti-social behaviour, improve life on estates across the borough and support the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
The pilot scheme has been in place since January in Central Hounslow with all partners working closely on estates in Hounslow Central, Hounslow Heath and Hounslow West wards with officers patrolling areas identified as having problems. Three months into this scheme all initial issues raised had been addressed with positive action taken. On one estate, reports of a flat being used to distribute drugs and with a large amount of unwelcome visitors, was targeted using local intelligence and CCTV. Following an arrest and charge of a person for ‘possession of drugs with intent to supply’, the reports have stopped.
Further issues on estates have been identified and are being addressed including better lighting and challenging residents who allow strangers through the security doors without being identified. If this scheme continues to be successful it may be adopted borough wide.