Community safety (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)

Evidence for interventions

Based on the current ASB problems being encountered by the Community Safety Partnership, a report was drawn up on the issues of motor cycle nuisance, street drinking and begging. The findings are contained in the report attached as Appendix 1.

There is strong evidence based on Police, Community Wardens and CCTV incidents, to support the proposals for:

  • Borough wide restriction on illegal motor bikes being used in public spaces.
  • Street drinking in all our town centres
  • Begging in all town centres except Hebburn.
  • A small area located near Chichester metro station was also identified as having problems with street drinking and begging.

The evidence base was used to develop our proposals for making five Public Spaces Protection Orders to restrict the activities highlighted. More information about PSPOs is available on the website at South Tyneside Council: Public Space Protection Orders.