The coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing guidelines has meant that Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team ‘Walkabout Wednesday’ won’t continue as usual.
Ordinarily the team along with Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, housing providers and ward members would visit specific areas and streets to knock on doors and speak with residents, face-to-face.
Still tackling issues
However, the team are still tackling the issues that matter to residents and continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, along with Knowsley’s local policing team – while adhering to social distancing guidelines – to deliver crime prevention advice by letter.
The team will also be sharing important information and updates here on Knowsley News and on social media.
Wednesday 29 April
This week the team want to reassure residents in Kirkby, particularly in the areas of Fairhaven, Highfield and Moorfield Shops that they are working closely with Merseyside Police to address issues of anti-social behaviour, particularly the use of scrambler bikes and groups congregating and ignoring current social distancing guidelines.
Residents may also be aware of a recent open land search near the Farmers Arms. This was carried out due to local intelligence and lead to the seizure of a handsaw and Swiss army knife which have now been taken off the streets.
Thank you Knowsley’s Local Policing Team
Over the last week Knowsley’s local policing team have had many successes with the recovery of a number of stolen motorbikes, one of which led to an arrest. This week also saw the arrest of a male linked to an organised crime gang, as well as the recovery of stolen vehicles from a container yard in Knowsley Village, following the arrest of a male and female.
The team also continue to patrol all areas of the borough, day and night, to support the Government’s social distancing guidelines and ensure the protection and safety of residents, business premises, residential areas and open spaces.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said “It’s really vital that we continue to receive information from our local communities in order for us to target our resources when and where they are needed. By working together, we can help to keep our neighbourhoods safe.”
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