people and adult members of the community to change attitudes and improve the well being of those involved in misuse.
Proactive work to increase facilities within the area. PCSO Tony Bate is successfully working with the youth centre and local teenagers to erect an art wall. It will be installed in the Multi use games area on West Avenue Filey where organised sessions will be run. They have carried out a local consultation process, gained funding from the Criminal Justice system and backing from Filey Town council for the project. It is these types of initiatives that offer both diversion and ownership which often prove the most valuable.
PC Steve Banister is continuing his work with licensed premises in the Filey and Hunmanby area to revitalise the pub watch and the banned from one premises banned from all scheme. It has resulted in 9 local people being banned from all premises in the town and sends a clear message that police and licensees will not tolerate violent behaviour. The Police continue to seize alcohol from young people and have worked with local shops in reducing the access to alcohol by those under age.
The Safer Neighbourhood Team arrangements seem to be working well and relationships between the Police and local people are considered to be much improved since the introduction of the Safer neighbourhood Teams.
Overall in Filey crime is relatively low, however, there are significant concerns about issues such as anti-social behaviour. In particular:-
Issues about young people and youths gathering are a consistent concern, highlighted in both the place survey and police data. Concerns are significantly higher than elsewhere in the Borough.
Alcohol related issues are a consistent concern, including nuisance behaviour and concerns about street drinking and drink driving.
Issues around dog fouling were a particular concern. Litter, rubbish and fly tipping were highlighted as a concern in the Place Survey.
Over half of residents are concerned about vandalism, graffiti, or other deliberate damage to property or vehicles, significantly higher than in the Borough as a whole.
Anti-social behaviour is a particular problem in key locations including the Town Centre, Bus Station, Scarborough Road area, Country Park and Old Town.