Welcome to Louise Hall, the new Community Safety Patrol Officer (CSPO) who will be visiting Whitchurch with the main aim of helping deal with various types of anti-social behaviour.
CSPOs are employed by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and can deal with issues such as graffiti, litter, dog fouling and vandalism. As well as providing support and advice they can run localised campaigns and issue Fixed Penalty Notices.
Louise said that Whitchurch is a relatively low-crime area with few problems. Her area also includes Overton and Oakley and will be visiting regularly.
If you see her, why not stop and have a chat?
The Community Safety Team can be contacted by email on
or by calling 01256 844844
Basingstoke Borough Council say:
Community Safety Patrol Officers aim to reduce antisocial behaviour affecting people and places by:
- Carrying out highly visible patrols in uniform to tackle and deter antisocial behaviour, crime and disorder as well as providing reassurance to local communities.
- Working closely with local communities and partner agencies, such as local residents and businesses, community groups, Safer North Hampshire, housing associations and the police to tackle anti-social behaviour in partnership.
- Taking a robust approach when dealing with those committing environmental crimes, such as dog fouling, litter and fly-tipping.
- Encouraging and empowering residents to take ownership of their communities and report environmental and anti-social behaviour issues to the relevant agencies.
- Organising various campaigns to address issues of antisocial behaviour affecting local communities.