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 22 July
This week the Crime and Communities Team visited the Paramount Estate in Huyton, focusing on Rowan Grove and Willow Avenue. The team visited the area following reports of vehicle thefts. Joined by Merseyside Police, the team issued advice to residents to avoid their cars and vehicles being targeted.
Residents are reminded to make sure all vehicles are locked and secure at all times and all valuables are removed. There is further advice and guidance available on Merseyside Police’s website and if you see any suspicious activity please report it to Merseyside Police online on social media Twitter @MerPolCC and Facebook or by calling 101.
Thank you Knowsley’s Local Policing Team
Knowsley’s local policing team are continuing to address the concerns of communities and get real results.
This week officers recovered a number of items in the Northwood area of Kirkby following reported community concerns of anti-social behaviour and weapons being stored. An open land search was also conducted in The Pasture, Cronton following information from residents that drugs and weapons were being hidden in the area.
Further successes include; the seizure of a motorbike in Kirkby, the arrest of a male for drink driving and carrying a knife, and the uncovering of a cannabis farm in Fazakerley.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:
“We are working hard with our partners, including Merseyside Police, to tackle criminal and anti-social behaviour in Knowsley. But we’re also arming our residents with the information they need to protect themselves, their homes and their property. If you see any suspicious activity please report it and together we can build better and safer communities.”
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