Improving the safety in your area - 24/11/15

Improving the safety in your area - 24/11/15


Thank you for visiting our site. Below are some of the issues community safety are dealing with that you should be aware of:  

Swansfield Park

We have had a number of reports of anti-social behaviour and damage at the park, with reports of some children using the park in a manner that prevents other users, dog walkers and visitors enjoying the park and the play area within it.
Police will be paying extra attention to the park and may speak to youths playing there. This is to reassure all users and to identify those responsible for anti-social behaviour so that appropriate action can be taken.

New signage is being installed in relation to appropriate ages for the play park and the local youth service will be doing some visits to talk to the young people, as this can help identify gaps in provision for young people in the locality.

If your child uses the park, please encourage them to report any incidents. We would also ask that parents discuss proper use of the park with their children, as this is an issue that has caused considerable distress in some cases.

McDonalds Restaurant, Alnwick

Concern has been raised from a variety of sources both public and professional around the potential dangers on the roads to young people near the new McDonalds in Alnwick.

We are urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of being around busy roads, especially in the dark and when in a group.

We would also like to ask that consideration is given to the other businesses in the area such as the Hogs Head and the service station, who are experiencing higher levels of people, and in particular young people, passing through their grounds to access the restaurant.

Vehicle nuisance in the town

We continue to receive reports of vehicles gathering in car parks and laybys, causing litter and speeding in some parts of Alnwick.  This includes cars and motor scooters.

We will be working with police to identify the drivers and will be contacting them directly. There are a variety of approaches open to us, but we will look to educate drivers in the first instance, wherever possible.
We will continue to update our site with community issues. If you would like to speak to us about any issues in your area, please contact us:

Northumberland County Council:
  • Telephone: 0345 600 6400
  • In person: Public Protection, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Judith Davis, community safety officer:
  • Telephone: 01670 623829

Northumbria Police: