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Partnership working effective in improving community safety in Knowsley

by Jonathan Kearney

Reducing incidents of anti-social and criminal behaviour is a major priority for Knowsley’s Community Safety Partnership and is something that is really important to residents. That’s why the Council is working closely in partnership with Merseyside Police and other partners, including housing providers, to tackle issues that are causing concern in our communities.

Knowsley Council work closely with community safety partners to ensure action is taken against people who carry out anti-social and criminal behaviour in our borough.

As part of our ‘No More’ anti-social behaviour and crime campaign we encourage people to report incidents so the appropriate action can be taken.

Most recently Knowsley Council, working in partnership with Livv Housing Group, took legal action to obtain a Closure Order in respect of a property in Huyton that had been associated with incidents of anti-social and criminal behaviour. Following the grant of that order Livv has since recovered possession of the property.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Communities & Neighbourhoods said: “Anti-social and criminal behaviour can have such a significant impact on our communities and on the daily lives of our residents. It is not acceptable for the actions of a minority to blight communities and that’s why we are committed to working with our partners to tackle issues head on and use whatever powers we possibly can to keep our residents safe and well.”

Sharon Marsh, Executive Director of Customer Insight at Livv Housing Group, said: “We want our customers to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. By working together with our partners to tackle anti-social behaviour, we can create safer communities.

“This case was the perfect example of partnership working and how swift action can make a huge difference. Our customers are our priority and we’ll always do what we can to ensure their safety and wellbeing.”

Report it

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, via the Merseyside Police website or by direct message on Facebook and X @MerPolCC

You can also anonymously tell Police about areas where you feel unsafe because of anti-social behaviour via ‘StreetSafe’.

If there is anything you would like to discuss in confidence with our Crime and Communities Team, please email Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk

In an emergency, always dial 999.