Home Need to know Share your concerns in confidence

Share your concerns in confidence

by Nicola Appleton

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 29 July

This week the Crime and Communities Team visited Westhead Avenue and Westhead Walk in Kirkby. Residents in the area will be aware of a recent stabbing and reports of other criminal incidents that are currently being investigated. The team issued letters of reassurance and also contact information for residents to use if they have concerns of information they would like to share in confidence with the Crime and Communities Team.

Thank you Knowsley’s Local Policing Team

This week Knowsley’s local policing team continued to patrol areas across the borough. Areas are chosen based on information shared by the public and took place on both the quad bikes and on foot. The team spoke with residents, local businesses and ensured green and open spaces remained safe.

There have also been a number of drug and cash seizures this week. Following community concerns a warrant was executed in Kirkby resulting in the seizure of cannabis, cash & mobile phones. A drugs warrant was also executed in Prescot resulting in the removal of a cannabis farm.

The team also continue to keep our roads safe and this week charged and arrested those who have been driving under the influence of drugs or drink or without proper insurance with separate incidents in Huyton, Prescot, and Kirkby.

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

“It is only with the support of our residents that we can tackle criminal and anti-social behaviour in our borough. I urge our communities to come forward with any information they may have and be reassured that they can speak with members of the Crime and Communities Team in confidence. Together we can tackle behaviour that is a blight on our communities and also help support our more vulnerable residents.”

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