That’s the strong message from partners in Knowsley working together to tackle the behaviour of individuals and families who are blighting our communities.
As part of its ongoing work across the borough, Knowsley’s Community Safety Partnership delivered a Day of Action in Huyton today (Wednesday 26 August).
Following ongoing criminal and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area, specifically in Primrose Court, the day of action brought together, Merseyside Police, Knowsley Council’s Crime & Communities, Environmental Health and Street Scene Teams, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, as well the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.
This is part of the ongoing and targeted work in the area, led by Merseyside Police, which seeks to tackle the issues and concerns of residents. Chief Inspector Phil Mullally, Knowsley’s Local Policing Team commented: “The local community will have noticed officers in this area regularly and we continue to be a visible presence in this area to both tackle crime and anti-social behaviour but also to reassure community members that we’re here for them. I would urge the community to contact my team with information of those involved in crime and those who may be having a negative impact on the area. We’re determined to tackle community concerns in Primrose Court working with our partner agencies to positively impact in the long-term.”
During the Day of Action Merseyside Police will conducted targeted patrols, carried out land searches, a mobile police station was present and patrol quad bikes, including the Knowsley Council funded quad, offered further presence in the area. The Crime and Communities also conducted socially distanced house to house calls to speak to residents about any issues or concerns they may have.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:
“Our message is clear – we will not tolerate crime and ASB in our borough, and this Day of Action embodies all the hard work being done behind the scenes by ourselves and partners to tackle the concerns that matter to our residents. As a partnership we have developed a strategy in order to bring about positive change and we are taking a holistic approach in order to create a safer borough for Knowsley’s residents.”
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