Havant Borough Council are leading a partnership response to help tackle emerging problems across the borough. Local organisations such as Councils, Police and family support services are working more closely together to manage priority problems that affect our communities through Havant’s ‘Partnership Action Group’.
Current priorities for the partnership include:
Tackling Drug Related Harm
Police are seeking community intelligence regarding drug users/dealers who continue to prey upon the most vulnerable, often taking possession of their homes to set up temporary drugs markets. It is important to identify these markets at an early stage to prevent a negative impact on near neighbours. Call 101 to report any useful information or dial 999 in an emergency.
Many families tell us that they know help is available, but trying to get the right help, from the right organisation, at the right time, is not always easy. The ‘Supporting Families’ programme aims to support people by providing extra practical help early on to prevent problems from escalating. Families across Havant and Waterlooville are being supported who may be experiencing a variety of different issues from mental health problems to crime and anti-social behaviour.
Families are asked about things that are important to them, about the things that might help, and what can be done differently to support them. This is how the programme works to start getting things back on track. For more information visit www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth
Reducing Anti-social Behaviour
Targeted patrols by Police and partners has reduced levels of calls to police and shown a drop in criminal and anti-social behaviour incidents in certain areas of the borough. This method can be utilised in ‘hot spot’ areas to help tackle ongoing issues of anti-social behaviour.
Other areas of work for the partnership including, fly tipping, neighbour disputes and supporting vulnerable individuals and victims.
When organisations work together to solve problems issues can be dealt with more efficiently which reduces the time and cost involved and prevents issues from escalating.
Further information about the partnership can be found on the Safer Havant Website, visit - saferhavant.co.uk