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Crime and Communities Team meet local residents

by Laura Johnston

Local councillors joined members of Knowsley’s newly-formed Crime and Communities Team, local PSCO’s and representatives from Knowsley’s Street Scene and Environmental Health teams as they visited homes on a walk-around at Bakers Green in Huyton.

The team are working in partnership with Merseyside Police and local housing providers to reduce anti-social behaviour, low-level crime, drug misuse, criminal damage, theft, knife possession and motorbike misuse in communities across Knowsley.

Councillor Mike Kearns and Councillor Kay Moorhead joined the team to meet and talk to residents providing them with contact details to report any concerns about crime in the area.

Carol Peeney, Crime and Communities Area Officer said “The Crime and Communities Team is all about supporting local residents to report and address issues that are having a detrimental impact on their communities.

“We want residents to know that they can report these incidents confidentially and this walk-around was a fantastic opportunity to meet the community, for them to know who we are and understand our aims and objectives. Hopefully, we can all work together to tackle low-level crime and anti-social behaviour, making our neighbourhoods safer.”

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities said: “It is an absolute priority of Knowsley Council to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in our borough head on. It has come to our attention that some members of the community have been acting in a way that is unacceptable and their actions have detrimental impact on the quality of life of our communities.

“We urge residents not to suffer in silence, together we can improve our communities for the benefit of everyone.”

During the walk-around a stolen motorcycle was uncovered in the bushes and seized by police. Additionally Environmental Health and Street Scene Officers cleared rubbish, dog fouling and graffiti in the area.