Our Crime and Community Safety event was a great success – and thanks to everybody who came along to tell us about some of the issues they’d like addressing!
The council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team was kept busy by local residents, as were our fantastic PCSOs Barrie Jones and Gabrielle Fitsimons. Graham Doubleday from the council’s Restorative Justice team discussed how the reparation system works and explained how the local community could benefit from this resource.
Meanwhile, Susan Gredecki, our chair, was joined by the Leigh Neighbours project officer Stephen Ruffley, giving out free purse bells and personal alarms – whilst also explaining how easy it is to apply for a Residents Fund.
“You might be affected by ASB but there’s people out there who can help, and that’s what this event was all about,” says Susan. “So, perhaps you know of a patch of land which attracts ASB and is subject to vandalism… well, if you do, let us know because together with the council and the police we should be able to help. Our Residents Fund is open to local people to apply for up to £500 to invest in the tools they might need to transform that patch of derelict land into a little oasis of colour. Reparation projects can provide additional manpower support. The police and council also have powers which can help tackle ASB. So don’t suffer in silence. Tell us your concerns and together we can tackle them!”