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Weekly walkabout urges Whitefield Drive residents to share their concerns

by Alison Cornmell

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police visited Whitefield Drive, Kirkby following recent incidents of criminal and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

During the walkabout, letters were issued to residents urging them to share any information they may have about any incidents of ASB.

If residents do have any information or concerns that they’d like to raise please report it 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

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the team’s weekly walkabouts have continued. Ordinarily the team, ward councillors and partners would join and speak with residents, face-to-face. However, the team continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities said: “It is with the support of our residents that we can tackle issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities. With the information you share we can work with our partners and use the powers available to us to take action against those who are causing disruption in our neighbourhoods.”

This week’s successes for Knowsley’s Local Policing Team

The team continue to conduct patrols, tackling home and vehicle burglaries. For property crime prevention advice please follow this link to more information. You can also find advice on how to keep your sheds and garages safe here.

Other highlights include:

  • One male arrested following the discovery of a cannabis farm in Whiston
  • Members of Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team and the local policing team continue to share vehicle crime prevention advice with residents to ensure the safety of their vehicles. You can find advice and guidance here on the Merseyside Police website.
  • Following a premises search in Kirkby, two men were arrested for possession with the intention to sell cannabis. Other high value items were also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
  • The discovery and seizure of a cannabis farm in Kirkby. Enquiries continue.