Starting on Monday, Hull City Council initiates its week-long programme, “Not Where I Live Week” (July 3 – 9), aiming to raise and address community concerns and counteract anti-social behaviour (ASB). The council’s Neighbourhood Nuisance Team, in collaboration with Humberside Police, will venture into local communities to encourage discussions about issues residents may be encountering.
The week is packed with events such as drop-in surgeries, patch walks, patrols, giveaways, and question-and-answer sessions spread across the city. The goal is to ensure maximal participation from residents.
Hull City Council’s Neighbourhood Nuisance team, which received over 3,200 calls about ASB in 2022, has proven to be effective in resolving community problems. Last year, the team provided support to more than 3,100 victims and witnesses, managed 1,358 perpetrators, and used 2,795 formal and informal sanctions to combat anti-social behaviour.
Working city-wide, the team has enforcement officers collaborating closely with Humberside Police to address and mitigate issues faced by individuals and communities.
The council is also encouraging community groups and residents to utilise the Crime Prevention Fund, established last year to support community safety projects across the city.
Cllr Dave McCobb, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, stated: “Making Hull safer is one of our top priorities. We have established a new Crime Prevention Fund for residents to access and make their areas safer.”
“While the Police and the Council always welcome hearing from residents facing problems with crime and ASB, we aim to be more proactive – we want to come to you. As part of being a listening Council, we urge residents to participate in the ‘Not Where I Live Week’. We will be reaching out to communities across the city to give people an opportunity to speak directly and safely to our Neighbourhood Nuisance Teams and the police about their experiences of anti-social behaviour. Ensuring residents feel safe and comfortable in their communities is our priority.”
The council has organised events throughout the city during the week. Residents are encouraged to attend these engagements which include door-knocking, letter drops, community engagements, patch walks, patrols, drop-in surgeries, and other awareness events in various areas like Hull East, Park area, Foredyke area, North area, Riverside area, West area, and Wyke area.
Residents experiencing anti-social behaviour are encouraged to report it to Hull City Council at Antisocial behaviour | Hull City Council or call (01482) 300 300. Reports can also be made to the police non-emergency number 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
More information about the Crime Prevention Fund, including how to apply, can be found here: Crime Prevention Fund.
Full “Not Where I Live” week-long event schedule
Events will be happening at the following dates and times:
- Door-knocking and resident engagement in the Dorking Rd and Grasby Rd area, Tuesday July 4
- Letter drop, area around Ings Skate Park, Thursday July 6
- Community engagement event, Shannon Rd shops, 1pm, Tuesday July 4
- Letter drop, Longhill Pavillion area, Thursday July 6
- Patch walks with PCSOs, various locations, Tuesday July 4
- Community engagement, Elmbridge Parade, Tuesday July 4 10am-12pm
- Community patrols, Stonebridge Park and East Park area, Tuesday July 5
- Letter drops, range of areas, Tuesday July 5
- Community engagement event, Freedom Centre, Wednesday July 6, 10am-12pm
- Community engagement event, Newtown Court, Wednesday July 6, 1pm-2pm
- Drop-in surgery, Northpoint shopping centre, Tuesday July 4, 10am-12pm
- Drop-in surgery and awareness event on how to report, Tuesday July 4, Village Green, Kingswood, 2.30pm-4.30pm
- Drop-in surgery, Monks Way Shops, Thursday July 6, 2pm-3pm
- Drop-in surgery, Zeals Garth, Thursday July 6, 10am-11am
- Community questionnaires, Tuesday July 4, Ellerburn Shops, 10am-12pm
- Crime prevention event, Tuesday July 4, Eternal Benefits, 104-106 The Quadrant, Hull, 11am-1pm
- Crime prevention event, Thursday July 6, Grove House, Beverley Rd, 11am-1pm
- Newland Avenue patch walk, Thursday July 6, 2pm
- Street surgery, Monday July 3, 6pm-7pm, Victoria Dock Village Hall
- Street surgery, Thursday July 6, 3pm-4pm, outside Mersey Primary school
- Street surgery, Tuesday July 4, HU4 Community Café, 11am-1pm
- Street surgery, Wednesday July 5, Sainsbury’s Bethune Ave, 12pm-2pm
- Residents’ meeting, Monday July 3, Romney Gardens, 2pm-4pm
- Cycle marking, Tuesday July 5, Peel Park, 10am-12pm
- Letter drop, Wednesday July 6, Princes Ave and Dukeries, 10am-12pm.