This week, Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team delivered an afternoon of action on Leather’s Lane, Halewood to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.
Following reports of antisocial behaviour and shop thefts, the team were joined by officers from Merseyside Police, local councillors and youth workers from local community centre, Halewood Boyzee.
During the afternoon, the group spoke to shop staff as well as colleagues in the Halewood Health Centre to better understand their concerns.
Significantly, during the visit, they approached a group of young people who were identified as being responsible for antisocial behaviour in the area. The team spoke with the group and work will now start with them and their families to address their behaviour.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:
“This is yet another fantastic example of the grassroots work our Crime and Communities Team carry out to really understand the issues that matter to our local residents and businesses. By bringing key partners together and getting to the heart of issues, we can then effectively address matters.”
Who are the Crime and Communities Team?
The key role of Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team is to build relationships with residents and partners including Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, and local housing associations, giving residents the confidence to trust in the team’s commitment and ability to tackle criminal and anti-social behaviour.
The team are already making a huge difference in the borough. So far, this partnership work has included securing property closures linked to serious and organised crime, investing in CCTV in crime hotspots, safeguarding vulnerable people at risk of criminal exploitation and building relationships with residents in the community, visiting more than 2,300 homes to date.
The team has also managed to gather vital community intelligence, which has resulted in the execution of multiple warrants and the recovery of large quantities of illegal drugs and cash, as well as several arrests. These successes continue every week, and the operation continues to grow.
How do I contact them?
If you are Knowsley resident or business owner and would like to speak to the team in confidence, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If it’s an emergency call 999.
You can also report to Merseyside Police by calling 101 or visiting www.merseyside.police.uk
You can also report anonymously Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111