Hello, I am PCSO Sarah Button from the Newton Aycliffe Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Following on from reports of an on-going issue with anti-social behaviour, we have recently carried out an operation to tackle this problem in the Western Area of town.

The operation worked successfully and resulted in: 2 off road bikes seized, 5 fixed penalty notices have been issued to parents for those kids who have had 2 warnings in relation to breach of Covid-19 regulations, 1 car seized, 1 person arrested for drug driving, 14 home visits conducted by the team to speak with the problem youths (during these visits some were issued with warnings some were issued with FPN), high levels of foot patrols carried out throughout the area, home visits conducted to reassure concerned members of the community.

This work will continue, as we are fully committed in ensuring that your concerns are addressed.

We have finally been given some details from the Government mapping our way out of Covid-19 restrictions, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! To support this happening, we all need to keep doing our best to ensure we are following the regulations set out to us by the Government and keep everybody as safe as possible.

We would also like to encourage residents to sign up to “Keep in the Know” full details below.

Have you heard of our online messaging service ‘Keep in the Know’? By signing up to this service, for free, you can find out what’s happening in your local area – receive regular crime updates, information on road closures and learn about what your local neighbourhood policing team is doing. You can decide what agencies you wish to receive messages off when you sign up to the service. Head over to www.keepintheknow.co.uk and click ‘Sign up’. It won’t take long, and you can be kept up to date with many different things.

Thank you,

PCSO Sarah Button