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Crime & Communities Team address resident concerns

by Nicola Appleton

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police visited the Mulberry Park Estate in Kirkby, in relation to recent incidents of criminal and anti-social behaviour.

During the walkabout letters were issued to residents reassuring them that the concerns they‘ve raised with councillors are being addressed.  Letters also invited and encouraged the community to share any further information about those who are responsible for the unacceptable behaviour.

If any residents do have any information or concerns they’d like to raise please report it 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

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, and the current lockdown, the team’s weekly walkabouts have continued. Ordinarily the team, ward councillors and partners would join and speak with residents, face-to-face. However, the team continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:

“This week’s walkabout location was selected following community feedback and demonstrates the council’s commitment to addressing the concerns of our residents. We urge residents to continue to share any issues with us and Merseyside Police and together we can build better and safer communities.”

This week’s successes for Knowsley’s Local Policing Team

Over the last week Knowsley’s local policing team have been working hard to keep communities safe as the borough continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

They also continue to conduct patrols, tackling home and vehicle burglaries. For crime prevention advice please follow this link to more information.

There have been many successes for the team this week with highlights including:

  • The recovery of a stolen Amazon van in Kirkby by the Targeted Team.
  • To mark Remembrance Day, officers lay wreaths at war memorials across the borough.
  • 115 cannabis plants were discovered at an address in Kirkby.
  • A drug transaction was interrupted by officers in Whiston leading to arrests and the recovery of drugs.
  • An underage male in Halewood was arrested for the possession of fireworks.