Notice Your Neighbourhood
Is there something in your local area which is affecting you? It could be anything from overhanging vegetation onto a footpath, an abandoned vehicle, an incident of rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour, or an area where you don’t feel safe. We have been encouraging the local community to take ownership of their local area and report any concerns which can be considered by the relevant organisation.
Research shows that an area which is clean and well maintained sends the signal that the area is monitored, and that criminal behaviour is not tolerated. By addressing concerns early there is a reduced chance of problems escalating and an increased chance of a community which feels safe and empowered.
The Council provides a number of frontline services which will report and rectify issues which we notice in the Basingstoke and Deane community, but we can’t do this alone and rely on local communities to tell us, or other relevant organisations about problems, so we can understand the impact and help to resolve them.
Additionally, several community groups and volunteers exist to support their local area, from conservation groups to organised community litter picks. Getting involved in your local community is a positive way to make a difference, learn something new or make new friends.
How can I get involved?
There are a range of ways you can be involved in making a positive contribution and difference in your local area. This can be from simply reporting issues which are concerning you, to being involved in various community groups or voluntary organisations. Some local organisations which support being involved are included here:
Green space volunteering (basingstoke.gov.uk)
Volunteering - Basingstoke Voluntary Action (bvaction.org.uk)
Find my local scheme | Neighbourhood Watch Network (ourwatch.org.uk)
Citizens Advice | Get Involved / Donate (basingstokeandtadleycab.org.uk)
Notice Your Neighbourhood Campaign
During June and July 2022 the Councils Community Safety Patrol Officers (CSPOs) led on a two-month focussed Notice Your Neighbourhood campaign which aimed to promote this work and encourage local communities to take ownership of issues affecting them in their local area.
The campaign aimed to identify areas of the community where antisocial behaviour affecting people and places was apparent and where things could be improved as well as skilling up the community in being able to report issues affecting them.
When issues were identified, the CSPOs worked with partner organisations, businesses and residents to find sustainable long-term solutions to prevent further antisocial behaviour taking place.
What can I report?
There are lots of things you can report to the council or other appropriate agencies to resolve antisocial behaviour affecting people and places.
You can report the following to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council:
- Discarded needles
- Broken Glass
- Dog fouling
- Overflowing bins
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Overhanging vegetation and hedges
- Damaged equipment in parks and open spaces
- Grass cutting
- Leaf clearing
Visit our report it page below for the full list as well as how to report problems on the highway.
You can report the following to Hampshire County Council:
- Paving problems
- Flooding or drainage issues
- Street lighting
Complete the form using the link below, alternatively call 0300 555 1388
You can report the following to the Police:
- A crime in progress or immediate threat to life (999)
- An incident of antisocial behaviour or other incident which requires Police involvement (101)
Is there an area where you don’t feel safe?
StreetSafe is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously report public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused. Reports are routinely reviewed by the Police and Council to consider anything which can be done to reduce the impact and improve feelings of safety.