Scarborough is home to North Yorkshire’s third largest population after York and Harrogate and has a rugged and diverse landscape covering 816 square kilometres of coastline.
The area is popular with tourists, attracting approximately 5.5 million day visitors and longer term holiday makers each year to its heritage coastline, large holiday parks, seaside resorts and North Yorkshire National park.
The area is diverse in that it has a number of affluent areas but also a number of wards in the bottom 10% for deprivation in the country. The numbers of people grow substantially in the summer months due to visitors to the area and this does result in an increase in reported crime, during those months.
The Neighbourhood Team are based within a multi-agency hub in Scarborough Borough Council’s Town Hall where they work on a daily basis with partners to try to achieve long term sustainable solutions to community issues.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team is supported by and work closely with 24/7 Patrol Officers who respond to the public calls for service and help to provide a high visibility presence to our communities.
North Yorkshire Police co-located & working collaboratively
Scarborough has had a multi-agency Community Safety Hub known as the Community Impact Team (CIT) which includes North Yorkshire Police, based in offices at Scarborough Town Hall, King Street, Scarborough.
York and Selby also have their own hubs which are similar in principle to the Scarborough hub but smaller in scale. The other districts across the force are working towards the formation of their own hubs. Such hubs are seen as a highly effective method of working with partners in order to address joint demand and to deliver the aims and objectives set out in the Police and Crime Plan.
The Community Impact Team at Scarborough consists of Inspector Kynman, two Sergeants, eight Constables and 17 Police Community Support Officers. The local authority’s contribution to the hub is Sandra Rees, who is the Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager, one Admin Support Officer, two Community Safety Support Officers and one Legal Advisor.
Other agencies ‘hot desk’ within the hub, including North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, North Yorkshire County Council’s Community Cohesion Officer, Street Triage Mental Health Services, Yorkshire Coast Homes, a Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) support worker, a mediation officer from REMEDI and an outreach worker from Changing Lives & Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS).
The hub allows for anti-social behaviour, crime and vulnerability to be identified and dealt with in a co-ordinated and efficient way, ensuring that the correct agency resources are deployed to incidents in a timely manner. Members of the public also see the most appropriate resources attending incidents regardless of who it has been reported to. This multi-agency problem solving approach frees up police officer time to deal with other demands within our communities.
Incidents of anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood disputes can be reported to the team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01723 383646, 9am to 5pm on weekdays.