Hartlepool Town Centre
Police and partner agencies will be out in force in the Oxford Road area of Hartlepool on Friday November 30th between 10am and 10pm to speak with residents about any concerns they have about antisocial behaviour or crime.
The Operation Pledge initiative will see the police command vehicle situated on the junction of Shakespeare Avenue and Oxford Road with staff from a number of partner agencies available to speak with residents on a one-to-one basis.
Staff from Housing Hartlepool will be available from 10:30am until 12:30pm in the command vehicle to offer support and advice and a member of the antisocial behaviour unit will be available to speak to from 6pm until 9pm.
There will also be a drop in session for the community to attend in the Orb Centre on Oxford Road between 1pm and 3pm. Under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership, agencies attending include victim support, Housing Hartlepool and several teams from Hartlepool Borough Council, which include Noise Nuisance and Supported Housing, and also ward councillors from the Burn Valley and Foggy Furze areas and neighbourhood police officers.
PCSO Jamie Swainston from the South and Central Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are determined to clamp down on antisocial behaviour and crime in the Oxford Road area and will continue to work alongside residents to deal with their local concerns.
“Operation Pledge empowers local residents to come forward and speak-up about what problems they may be experiencing or to find out what is happening in the area that they live. Residents will see an increased visible police presence and a great deal of activity in the area and I would urge them to visit us.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, who will spend time seeing the initiative in action, urged people to come along and meet with the police and other agencies.
He explained “I have made supporting Neighbourhood Policing number one priority and this is a perfect example of how we need to work with local communities to hear and response to their local concerns. It also underlines that the police cannot do it alone and that the key to tackling the issues which affect people’s day-to-day lives is partnership between all the organisations.”
Posted on Friday 30th November 2012