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PCC ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR BLITZ ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has revealed that over 25 projects are to benefit from her £500,000 cash injection designed to further tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The half a million pound boost is from the PCC’s ASB Fund which has an annual pot of £200,000. The Commissioner announced the availability of the extra funding in March for local authorities, police, Community Safety Partnerships and community groups to provide partnership solutions to recurring ASB issues.

PCC Donna Jones has said:

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“Anti-social behaviour casts a dangerous shadow over many of our communities. Severely impacting the quality of life for residents, it also threatens livelihoods and negatively imprints on the wider community as a whole.

“These devastating incidents can often be precursors to more serious criminal offences. By providing this additional funding for diversionary activities and projects, this can be addressed and challenged at the outset.”

3 of the 25 projects are set to directly impact the Isle of Wight.

£25,500 has been earmarked for the development of a partner engagement activity on the Island for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary, with £14,700 allocated for a project in Sandown by the Isle of Wight Council.

A further £1,200 has been allocated for CCTV monitoring at Ryde Methodist Church.

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PCC Donna Jones says tackling ASB across the 2 counties is an absolute priority:

“Anti-social behaviour is a scourge upon society and it makes people feel unsafe. My job is to listen to people’s concerns and make sure there are effective policing strategies in place for safer streets and safer communities. Since its inception, my ASB Fund has been targeted and effective, and I will make sure it continues on this positive trajectory.”

The other successful bids being funded by the Commissioner’s ASB Fund include:

1. Youth drop-in service for Andover Community Engage (Test Valley) £34,126
2. Wildlife cameras for Whitchurch Conservation Group (B’stoke & Deane) £1,448.63
3. Youth engagement work for Fawley Parish Council (New Forest) £7,400
4. ASB early intervention programme for HIOWFRS (Gosport) £5K
6. CCTV Yeovilton House for Gosport BC £12,600
7. Youth engagement work for KWood Youth Club (Test Valley) £8,727.60
8. Youth Engagement work in school holidays for Test Valley BC £10K
9. City Partnership Work for Southampton CC £32,793
10. Workshop facilitation for Portsmouth Creates (Portsmouth) £20K
11. Youth Project Work for Artswork (Portsmouth) £25K
12. CCTV installation & speed bumps on Marine Parade for Gosport BC £7,600
13. Legacy Project Mentoring Service for Yellow Brick Road (Rushmoor) £33,925
14. Training to support youth engagement for New Forest DC £10K
15. Maintenance & costs for Ybus for Y Services (Fareham) £25K
16. Support for Prospect Youth Club for Rushmoor BC £12K
19. CCTV cameras for Portsmouth CC £25K
20. Partnership working with Durham Uni for Southampton CC £50,450.72
21. Outreach youth work for Southampton CC £25K
22. Signage for Funtley village (Fareham) £2K
23. ASB early intervention programme for HIOWFRS (Fareham) £15K
24. ASB early intervention programme for HIOWFRS (Rushmoor) £5K
25. ASB early intervention programme for HIOWFRS (Hart) £5K
27. Speed gun equipment for Fernhill Ward residents (Rushmoor) £6K
27. Outreach led by Portsmouth Mediation Service for Southsea seafront £34,375

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Jake
Jake
1 day ago

I saw a young person on a skateboard, I was terrified. Please make it stop!

Jake
Jake
1 day ago

CCTV at Ryde Methodist Church bus stop will help with the littering. A bin would help more, but oh well.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Jake
1 day ago

I know. Our prisons are full of these litter lout thugs. I’m afraid to go out at night.

Oakwood
Oakwood
Reply to  Jake
1 day ago

It’s the chav boy racers at night having races in the evenings perhaps we could start with this before some drugged up little no contributer but just take take take kills someone innocent.

Ben
Ben
1 day ago

Sort out the homeless shelter stop them drinking outside it causing noise and mess as they leave their empty beer cans on the pavement

fred
fred
Reply to  Ben
1 day ago

Only fix for that is to build more housing. Homelessness causing drunken behaviour, not the other way around. You can’t have your cake and eat it. Either more housing or more homelessness disorder.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  fred
1 day ago

Not true plenty of houses for sale and for rent but they would need to get a job and give up drink both of which they are not interested in doing

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Ben
20 hours ago

Yes, indeed, plenty of houses £1M-plus, way out of the reach of most island residents, even if they could get a mortgage (which of course they can’t because they don’t have a job or a fixed address).

Jay Firth
Jay Firth
Reply to  fred
17 hours ago

we needs nigel in power if you saw how many colured is in jail you is would be shock

jason
jason
Reply to  fred
4 hours ago

They are homeless because they cannot control theirsevles or manage their lives – if they didn’t smash up the homes they had or pay the rent on time, they would still have a home

their fault, most of the time

Voice of reason
Voice of reason
1 day ago

Wildlife cameras for Whitchurch Conservation Group

To view the species chavium yobbus, a spreading blight in our environment that can be viewed 24 hours a day, usually seen in groups with typical slider footwear and hoodie covering the nape.

ExtraD
ExtraD
1 day ago

This is just more far-right propaganda, an acceleration towards a fascist state.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  ExtraD
1 day ago

Wait until we became part of the Caliphate, you will see fascism them.

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
Reply to  ExtraD
1 day ago

Which part of the far right is in power? or is talking out of your ass a hobby?

simmo
simmo
1 day ago

It is not money that is needed to combat the scourge of ASB. It it positive action from the police. Do not forget that it is not always youngsters either. I had a next-door neighbour who was in his 70s and was, without doubt, the most obnoxious human being I had ever encountered. Yet it took 7 years before the police finally served him with an ASBO. In fact, most island youngsters are well behaved. The same cannot be said for a lot of adults, especially those who come here, buy a property and then proceed to make everyone’s life a misery.

Yam
Yam
Reply to  simmo
23 hours ago

And also the magistrates to back them up and not giving them a pat on the head.

Zed
Zed
1 day ago

On Saturday I visited Portsmouth on the little ‘shopper’ ferry. I did not see a police person all day around the shops. Plenty of anti-social teenagers in city centre. Had a Harbour cruise; there were 2 police boats floating around near us for the duration of the 45 minute trip. I understand how messing about on the water is more fun than policing local ‘hoods’; but how much does it cost to run these boats??!!!

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Evil Machinations
Evil Machinations
Reply to  Zed
1 day ago

What were these “anti-social teenagers in city centre” actually doing? If they were committing crimes, you should have called the police. They can’t be everywhere all the time.

Frank Butterman
Frank Butterman
Reply to  Zed
1 hour ago

Ministry of Defence Police Marine Unit responsible for the security of the dockyard, Probably more important to prevent a terrorist attack on a warship than some anti-social teenagers in the city centre?

fred
fred
1 day ago

Maybe if the Tories had not cut the police by half and closed most of the police stations we would not have this problem. And the red Tories will not do anything to fix it now it’s their turn. There is now only one left wing party that wants the best for the people.

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
Reply to  fred
1 day ago

So before the tories took over 14 years ago there was no crime? no asbos? and no anti social behaviour?
and Ed the postmaster Davey and the lib dumbs will save us? or the green behind the gills party?
You off your meds again?????

Yam
Yam
Reply to  Grim Reaper
23 hours ago

Every politician is to blame, all useless except when an election appears and out they pop like woodlice under a stone.

Make our roads safe
Make our roads safe
1 day ago

I would like to see more done on the island to tackle the
speeding issues.
So many Island Roads are DANGEROUS

We need heavier penalties for speeding, Baning drivers who break the
limit who drive excessively.

I saw a shop keeper in Sandown yesterday in a BMW drive like a maniac
up Beachfield Road

We need speed Camera’s islandwide, just like Wales and London

Introduce 20MPH Islandwide

Realist
Realist
Reply to  Make our roads safe
1 day ago

Inappropriate speed for the road and conditions is what is dangerous – too fast OR too slow.

A blanket 20MPH limit would not only be inappropriate in many areas it would also lead to frustrated drivers and actually make the roads more dangerous.

Even in Wales, the (much criticised) 20MPH blanket speed limit was for built up areas and resulted in a lot of pushback and frustration. So much so that it is being rolled back in many places.

Targeting the minority who intend to drive dangerously is the most sensible approach. (And I include those who deliberately hold up traffic by driving excessively slowly in that category as well as the speed merchants)

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
Reply to  Make our roads safe
1 day ago

or you could just move there instead

Make our roads safe
Make our roads safe
Reply to  Grim Reaper
19 hours ago

I moved to the island from Wales and was shocked to
see how lawless Island Roads are, something needs to be
done.

jason
jason
Reply to  Make our roads safe
4 hours ago

go back to wales please

Make our roads safe
Make our roads safe
Reply to  jason
2 hours ago

No need, the Isle of Wight can make our roads safe.
I will be contacting Richard and Joe to get these measures put
in place.

“Keir Starmer is for the climate and so is Sadiq Khan
no one on the Island seems to care about the climate”

The last MP did not do anything about making our roads safe,
we now have 2 MPs which can help enforce 20mph

Safer for the public and better for the climate.

Jonny
Jonny
1 day ago

Wow,40 grand out of half a million,we now know where nana miskouris priorities lie.

Tony
Tony
1 day ago

No discipline at home, no discipline at school, bingo! No discipline in society, money will not change it.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Tony
20 hours ago

Schools are not allowewd to use effective discipline – the parents will be round like a shot.

Irish K Anus
Irish K Anus
1 day ago

Pitiful amount for the island, but what do you expect from this waste of space.

Steve
Steve
22 hours ago

Nothing will ever happen because if you report anything to the police they come around (if your lucky)take down some details and tell you they will investigate. When it happens again and you report it the police they tell you there’s no record of the first incident. In other words they couldn’t be bothered to log it so what is the point

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Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
20 hours ago

Was hoping to see and hear less of the PCC as the other half of the Dynamic Duo has gone .. Hopefully the East Wight MP is not such a Suck Up.. cannot be any worse .. good luck Joe

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Bobs Biggest Fan
20 hours ago

He’s just been elected so doesn’t yet need the photo opportunities.

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Bobs Biggest Fan
2 hours ago

Joe has been in photos with her, whilst electioneering!

From what I’ve heard and read from him, I believe him to be an expert at sucking up.

Know it all
Know it all
7 hours ago

That list of benefactors of funds for combating ASB. Was there anything for the island ? Maybe i missed it. Those lists would be helpful to the island just to show what we are getting for our money, like er ,nothing.

Pulsar
Pulsar
5 hours ago

Track down these scumbags on electric bikes in Binstead, dressed in black hoodie wearing face masks, scumbags are drug runners! Needs sorting ASAP.

Pompey Paul
Pompey Paul
3 hours ago

I don’t know what they have been teaching children for years in
Island schools, from what I see on the island we have loads of
40 year old + Caulkheads who still think they are at school and behave
like children.
They have childish ways, they have never grown up, many of them never
will.
They live in this goldfish bowl and don’t understand the real world.

“Respect is what these Numpty’s lack”

Send them back to school to learn right from wrong.

The nightmare Kevin
The nightmare Kevin
1 hour ago

Maybe go and fund yourself a diet

The nightmare Kevin
The nightmare Kevin
1 hour ago

What about all theses lonely middle age men that live with a dog there such a danger to everyone

 

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