Taking Pride events come to rural Wyre
Published on Wednesday 14th March 2012
Rural Wyre will be the focus of a series of Taking Pride in Wyre events aimed at tackling crime and neighbourhood issues.
Wyre Council is teaming up with Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Help Direct, Trading Standards and Care and Repair in Great Eccleston, Garstang and Knott End to offer help and advice to residents at three reassurance roadshows.
In addition, local school children will be carrying out litter picks to clean up their neighbourhoods and residents are being encouraged to report problems in their areas such as fly-tipping, dog fouling and graffiti.
Councillor Roger Berry, Cabinet member with responsibility for neighbourhood services at Wyre Council said: "The council and all our partner agencies need to work together with communities to tackle tough issues like crime and anti social behaviour.
"I would encourage residents to go to the reassurance roadshows, talk to officers about their concerns and report problems in their neighbourhoods, and we will work together to resolve them.
"We will be offering information on everything from crime prevention and fire safety advice to reporting anti social behaviour including neighbour disputes."
Reassurance roadshows will take place as follows:
Wednesday 28 March, 11am-2pm
Great Eccleston Market, High Street
Thursday 29 March, 11am-2pm
High Street Car Park
Friday 30 March, 11am-2pm
Methodist Church, Lancaster Road
Wyre Council will be giving away free bicycle locks and other crime prevention devices at all the events, on a first come first served basis, to help residents secure their property and possessions and deter would-be thieves.
Participating organisations work collectively to tackle crime and disorder under the umbrella of the Wyre Community Safety Partnership.
For further information visit www.facebook.com/takingpride.
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