Crime busting event for town centre
Visitors to St.Helens town centre on August 11 will be able to see the latest moves to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and take away crime prevention giveaways.
St.Helens Council’s new Anti-Social Behaviour booklet produced by its safer communities section will also be available free of charge. This tells you about what anti-social behaviour is, how to report it and the standard of service residents can expect when they report incidents to the Community Safety Partnership (CSP). You can also download a copy of the pledge from the Safer St.Helens website www.safersthelens.org.uk
The event (10am – 3pm), in Church Square, will involve a mix of agencies who all work together to keep the borough safe. They will all be available to talk about their work and will include St.Helens Council, Merseyside Police, Registered Social Landlords and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, among others.
Over summer, members of the CSP are working together to ensure that anti-social behaviour levels stay down, during a time when historically they are known to increase. You can hear more about operation Safespace which is aiming to keep parks and open spaces free from anti-social behaviour and off-road vehicle nuisance.
Residents who may be experiencing problems with a range of different types of anti-social behaviour (environmental issues, off-road vehicle nuisance, graffiti, dog fouling, neighbourhood noise, flytipping and rowdy behaviour) can find out what's being done to tackle problems, and how they can get help. The police will also have their mounted section, dog handlers, quad officers and armed response in attendance.
Housing providers Helena, Riverside & Arena Housing will also be present along with Tenant & Resident Volunteers and Homewatch Leaders.
Says Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Safer Communities and Youth, said: “The event will provide people with information about the many initiatives to tackle bad behaviour and, importantly, inform people where and how to get help if they have a problem.”