CRIME AND DISORDER TASK AND FINISH GROUP Theme/issue Nature of Problem Good Examples of Solutions recently Potential new solutions Work Carried out in applied the Borough 1. Anti-social Kettering attracts large numbers i) Pubwatch – 8 exclusions New police anti-social a)Licensing policy to be drafted which behaviour in of people into town at night and over 2-3 years behaviour strategy now a seeks to reduce incidence of long town centres at binge and heavy drinking leads to ii) Move towards door staff priority and focus for the hours opening wherever possible night, related to unruly and criminal behaviour. We accreditation scheme, police. b) County wide contingency fund to licensed have one of the worse records for with strong relationships be developed to contest challenges premises violence compared to areas with between door staff, Positive action zone status for by breweries to licensing decisions a similar demography. The police and licensing town centre beat. c) Local Strategic Partnership Task impact of the new licensing officers. Force to consider how collective regime in 2005 will potentially iii) CCTV and radio link – Core Licensing Group re- approaches to the problem can be worsen the situation since it will CCTV generating about established, with KBC EHO in implemented (between now and become more difficult to limit pub 200 detections per chair. January) opening hours and there will more month and 60-80 d) Agreement with licencees to be opportunity for people to drink arrests. Taxi rank improved in sought to help manage night time into the early hours. Horsemarket with additional environment of the town – Core CCTV camera. Licensing Group to be engaged in Staff at Kettering General process. Hospital also experience high In-taxi cameras being e) Planning policies for town centre to levels of violence, partly caused encouraged and supported be developed to improve the quality by alcohol abuse. with police funding. of life for town centre residents, to combat anti-social behaviour and to Enforcement against encourage a night time economy unauthorised or unlicensed that brings positive benefits. taxis taking place – recent f) Introduce byelaw regarding on- prosecution. street drinking ban, consistent with allowing on street café facilities PCSOs deployed at night in outside pubs. the town centre as part of Develop an Alcohol Harm Reduction their duties and dedicated Strategy in conjunction with PCT and PCSO resource at hospital. Healthy Living Centre 2. Anti-social Inappropriate behaviour by Secondary schools now Encourage individual school-parent behaviour in primary school children in some capture and pass on incidents contracts, establishing acceptable schools areas is the consequence of poor of violent and unacceptable levels of behaviour by parents and family structures, inadequate behaviour so as to help build children. parenting, diet, TV and poor a picture for police/local examples from peer and older authorities to pursue groups. The support given to ASBOs/ABCs. families with older children by the Child and Adult family Services KBC staff will advise was less available to families with Truancy sweeps carried out education welfare of any younger children. by police and education families not apparently welfare. ensuring school attendance Absence from school is also a by their children. function of the above. Social education The Borough has a high rate of programme provided by exclusion compared to other Lifelong Learning, aimed at districts in the County. young men experiencing difficulties. Violent and unacceptable behaviour by secondary school students towards each other and towards teachers has increased and appears to be a function of the loss of pastoral support in the transition from primary school, social pressures, poor parenting and low expectations. Some parents’ behaviour towards and in school also made matters worse. 3. Anti-social Unruly behaviour including i) BLAST and Broughton for During June 2004 a CRASBO a) Support the extension/ behaviour in intimidation, misuse of local Youth were excellent for 2 years was obtained numbers of schemes similar residential areas facilities, vandalism and criminal examples of local against a 17 year old youth in to BLAST and Broughton for damage blights some areas of the communities organising Kettering. During the same Youth, throughout the Borough. Older people are events for young people month an ASBO for 5 years Borough frightened to leave their homes in which have had a was obtained against a 31 b) Encourage leisure and sports some cases. However, various significant effect on anti- year old female in activities to divert young agencies stressed that the overall social behaviour. Desborough. During August people from anti-social behaviour by young people in the ii) Anti-social behaviour 2004 CRASBOS for 2 years behaviour. * Borough was no worse and in orders and acceptable were obtained against 3 c) Develop a comprehensive, some cases much better than behaviour contracts, part of youths aged, 17, 14 and 14 website based and regularly neighbouring areas. the work of the anti-social years in Rothwell. updated directory aimed at 0- behaviour unit to gather 18 year olds, showing events, Some young people are unaware and disseminate venues, and opportunities for of or unable to access sports, information and agree sport, leisure and leisure and other provision, and measures to tackle entertainment in the Borough. transport to get young people to individuals causing d) Ensure best use of school venues, events etc was very poor. problems to others. premises for sports and The most effective way to engage iii) Estate focused work by leisure opportunities at times some of the less clubbable young youth workers and KBC when schools not using people was through sport. staff in partnership (eg on facilities. Highfields and Grange with e) Improve community transport Some children are effectively projects such as the cycle to enable young people to neglected by their parents, who recycling scheme) access services, events and are unaware of or do not care iv) U-turn was contributing venues.*, including about what they are doing. positively to dealing with encouraging better use of the families whose problems existing stock of minibuses In extreme cases, there is a were contributing to poor etc, by assisting more breakdown in relations between behaviours. volunteers to be qualified to communities or between younger v) KBC Play schemes, MIDAS standard and older people in an area. museum activities and the summer sports programme There seems to be a gap in for older children. provision for pre-teen children in vi) Skateparks terms of agencies working to deal vii) Youth Music Action with family problems. Zone and the Zone viii) Personal safety It is difficult to attract volunteers to workshops for young provide events for young people people provided by Lifelong because of perceived risks and learning additional costs, such as insurance. 4. Support for Neighbourhood watch (NW) During the last year NW a) KBC and police to establish a neighbourhood schemes do not receive adequate have increased their joint plan to maximise take up watch schemes support from the police and this surveillance and evidence of neighbourhood watch means that the police miss the gathering capability schemes across the Borough, opportunity to gather intelligence considerably with support and to increase membership and that schemes do not endure. from KBC. 50% of the 19 of schemes once The opportunity for crime can be deployments have proved established.* reduced by watch schemes. successful. One b) Advertise NW at the There are spins offs from deployment in Kettering community safety public successful watch schemes, Borough led to 16 offences, meetings. including improving community including anti-social spirit in neighbourhoods, behaviour and vehicle increasing goodwill towards the crime, being cleared up. police, improving the profile and Another deployment experience of volunteering and contributed to an ASBO reducing crime and anti-social being obtained. behaviour. KBC pay for NW signage on lamp-posts etc. 5. High profile The perceived absence of police i) Neighbourhood wardens a)PCSOs – 8 in Kettering a) Housing to explore possibility policing and officers from beat patrols and the ii) PCSOs Borough by Nov 04. of funding neighbourhood enforcement to perceived absence of iii) accreditation of KBC (includes 2 at hospital and wardens for KBC housing give public enforcement against low level staff by Police Authority two to come) estates from central reassurance crime and anti-social behaviour iv) Litter enforcement b)Litter warden – started Dec government funding streams * has reduced trust and a sense of v) Dealing with fly-tipping, 03 – 100 prosecutions to b) More PCSOs to be sought safety in some localities and abandoned cars and graffiti. date also from central government amongst some groups. Higher c) Two KBC staff accredited funding streams, subject to profile policing would restore July 04 – slight increase in year end review of their some of the trust in the powers to tackle anti-social effectiveness. * authorities, improve the behaviour. c) Asking the police to re-open appearance of areas and reduce d)Abandoned cars initiative the public reception facility at the likelihood of a spiral of launched in 2002; Little the police station in the progressive neglect and misuse GEM launched July 04 and evening, or agreeing a of the local environment which ongoing work to respond suitable replacement facility, create conditions for crime and to fly-tipping incidence provided in partnership with anti-social behaviour. the Borough Council. * d) Examining the options for an extension of the Council’s out of hours noise nuisance response service* 6. Need for Related to points 2 and 3 above. i) U-turn Anti-social behaviour unit has a) Enhance resources available adequate Poor parenting means lack of ii) Sure Start was creating made great strides in co- to U-turn to extend their ability parenting or immediate sanctions for anti- the conditions for better ordinating agencies’ work on to support families. This may family support social behaviour. parenting and family tackling anti-social behaviour. be possible if Supporting support within its defined KBC has been a significant People can take on the costs There are a multiplicity of services area. partner in this. of the tenancy support worker being provided in “penny packets” iii) Sunflower centre in currently supported from BSC to families and young people, and Corby provides aid and funds. this seems to consume a support to victims of b) Joint health/KBC worker can considerable amount of domestic abuse. assess range of support resources, without effectively services for young people and tackling problems on a significant families and establish how scale. better use of resources can be made. c) Connexions service should be Binge drinking contributes to more firmly linked into the domestic abuse anti-social behaviour team. d) Develop an Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy in conjunction with PCT and Healthy Living Centre 7. Providing Victim Support’s services are Burglary reduction initiative KBC has enhanced flows of support to necessarily limited to certain information between housing victims of crime categories of victim, and by the services and victim support. availability of volunteers, as well as finance. Distraction burglary affects more A Domestic Abuse vulnerable people, although it The Sunflower Centre in Programme to tackle The Domestic Abuse Perpetrator tends to occur infrequently. Corby provides support to perpetrators of domestic programme could be funded from victims of domestic abuse . abuse in the county has been BSC funds provided existing funded Domestic abuse is widespread set up but is not fully funded schemes end or are transferred. (see but difficult to deal with in a way yet. 6a above) which helps the victim.