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Community visits target key areas

by KMBC

Knowsley’s Crime and Communities team are continuing to work proactively across the borough to tackle recent incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.

Targeted community visits have been taking place in areas where specific incidents have been reported. The visits aim to provide reassurance to residents and to gather local intelligence to identify those responsible.

Area Officers have visited a number of areas including Garth Road in Kirkby and Haywood Road and Boode Croft in Stockbridge Village.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities & Neighbourhoods commented:

“These targeted visits really do help our residents and communities to feel supported at what can often be a worrying time. Mindless behaviour by a very small minority of people can have such a huge impact on a community and is something we are working hard to try to reduce.

 

We need support in doing this and I would urge local residents to work with us to identify those responsible and to keep an eye out for elderly neighbours or those living alone who may find this time of year challenging.”

During the Bonfire period the team will continue to visit residents across Knowsley and work closely with Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue, as well as housing partners ForHousing and Knowsley Housing Trust. Together all the partner agencies are working together to reduce crime and keep communities safe.

If you have information about anti-social behaviour in Knowsley, you can report this to the police by calling 101, alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.