The coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing guidelines has meant that Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team ‘Walkabout Wednesday’ haven’t been operating as usual.
Ordinarily the team, ward councillors and partners would visit specific areas and streets to knock on doors and speak with residents, face-to-face. However, the team are still tackling the issues that matter to residents and continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Every Wednesday we are sharing updates on what the team have been doing, and you can see last week’s here.
Wednesday 5 August
This week the Crime and Communities Team visited The Spinney and Waterpark Drive, Stockbridge Village following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area. Working with Merseyside Police the team issued letters to residents highlighting their presence in the area and continued to encourage the community to always report any concerns they have.
Thank you Knowsley’s Local Policing Team
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic officers are keeping our communities safe, with continued patrols on foot and using the quad bikes. This week a dispersal zone was in place in the Bellevale, Netherley and Halewood areas following reports of large gatherings. Officers also seized DJ equipment and other electrical items on Wheathill Farm, Huyton following reports of youths gathering in the area.
This week has seen an open land search in Westvale, Kirkby following community concerns. Areas including Court Farm Woods, Halewood and Boode Croft Doorstep Green in Stockbridge Village were also searched by Knowsley’s policing team and the Community Engagement Unit who recovered a knife, screwdriver and Nitrous Oxide.
A cannabis farm was also discovered in Kirkby following community concerns and a number of vehicles have been seized in separate incidents, taking dangerous drivers and their cars, motorbikes and quad bikes off the roads.
Talk to us…
Although the Crime and Communities Team may not be available to speak with you on your door step they encourage you to continue sharing information with them.
If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here. However if there is anything you would like to discuss in confidence with our Crime and Communities Team please email Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk