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Knowsley Council tackle issues raised by Huyton residents

by Alison Cornmell

Partners across the Knowsley Community Safety Partnership have come together to tackle issues raised by a local community in Huyton.

Whilst Primrose Court in Huyton is privately owned, it has attracted crime and disorder over the last year including fly tipping and arson.

Following a day of action earlier this year, which included clean up operations, engagement with residents in the area and high visibility policing, partners including Knowsley Council, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service have developed a plan of action which is continuing to be progressed.

Recently, the partnership  has co-ordinated a number of actions including:-

  • Collating evidence for civil injunctions against those individual/s causing significant harm in the community
  • Visiting the area on numerous occasions to provide a presence and visibility to reassure residents and enable them to report any issues in the area
  • Working in a multi-partnership way to address issues in the area including fly tipping
  • Successfully sourcing funding from the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership to contribute to tackling arson in the area through improving the infrastructure (such as lighting and CCTV)
  • Knowsley’s Local Policing team securing funding as a contribution towards the installation of CCTV after infrastructure works have been completed
  • Merseyside Police providing high visibility policing in the area to disrupt, deter and target those involved in the criminality

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

“We are committed to the welfare and safety of our residents and neighbourhoods and are working hard, with our partners, to address the concerns of our residents.

 

“The properties in Primrose Court are privately owned, but the Council would be happy to facilitate discussions between the owners and interested landlords, housing associations or other organisations. Our Crime and Communities Team is also working in partnership with other agencies and a range of Council services to tackle the issues identified.”

In an emergency always call 999. If you witness any incident of criminal or anti-social behaviour please report it to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here. Alternatively, you can report anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. You can also contact the Crime and Communities Team in confidence  by emailing Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk