Housing Hartlepool joins forces with the Police
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HOUSING HARTLEPOOL JOINS FORCES WITH THE POLICE
Housing Hartlepool has joined forces with the police to tackle anti-social behaviour in the region.
In recent months, the housing association’s Tenancy Relations and Enforcement Officers have taken to the streets of Hartlepool with Cleveland Police. In a bid to curb anti-social behaviour in well know problem areas, their presence alongside the police officers has appeared to improve community relations.
Officers from the West View police office, in Hartlepool, have noticed significant improvements in anti-social behaviour since being accompanied on the regular Friday night patrols.
Along with the police, the representatives from Housing Hartlepool have been monitoring the Clavering Estate for several months to discourage youngsters from under-age drinking and intimidating residents in the area.
Libby Griffiths, Tenancy Relations and Enforcement Manager at Housing Hartlepool, said: “The high profile and regular patrols have given us a greater presence on the streets of Hartlepool. Working alongside the police to tackle anti-social behaviour in our area has really made an impact. We have had a lot of positive feedback from local residents.
“The patrols have allowed Housing Hartlepool to develop a relationship with the young people who live in this area. They are aware of our presence and respect it.”
Housing Hartlepool is keen to offer youngsters an alternative to wandering the streets every weekend. With the option to join sporting clubs, the housing company is doing what it can to improve the region’s problem with anti-social behaviour.
The A2B project (Access 2 Basketball) provides youngsters with free travel and entry to Newcastle Eagles matches at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
Housing Hartlepool teamed up with the FAST project, co-ordinated by Hartbeat Barnados, Cheviot Housing and the Newcastle Eagles to support A2B, which aims to promote healthy lifestyles, respect within the community and positive activities for young people.
Housing Hartlepool is the largest housing association in Hartlepool.
It was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
The housing service is provided from three neighbourhood-based offices.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk
Police Constable Special Officers Chris Corkin, Acting Sergeant Ali Sah, and Special Officer Gary Liddell, with Natalie Dove, Tenancy Relations and Enforcement Officer at Housing Hartlepool.