We’ve commented before, that the number of high profile PCSO patrols in the area does have an effect on anti social behaviour problems.
With lighter nights, and dry weather, now with us problems are increasing.
There have been more problems recently particularly in the Foxwood area where misuse of mopeds has become endemic in at least the Bellhouse Way area.
It is a similar picture in Chapelfields, where a poll currently being undertaken by LibDem Councillors has revealed that “moped gangs” are now the most serious crime issue on the estate.
71% say they are a problem.
Its clear though that the local police force simply don’t have enough officers to be able to offer reassurance patrols as often as residents would like.
There is still time to respond to the Police and Crime Commissioners survey on neighbourhood policing. It is she who ultimately is responsible for Police budgets in York and North Yorkshire.
It is she who will have to allocate more resources to tackle neighbourhood issues.
Residents should make these points when they respond to the survey. Click here