The Copeland neighbourhood policing team and partners have been highlighting their year-round work as part of anti-social behaviour awareness week.
Officers and partners within the local focus hub have held a number of events to target local issues, engage with the community and highlight the work of partners.
Sergeant Dave MacDonald, from the Copeland Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “The ASB awareness week has given police and partners the opportunity to highlight local issues and engage with the community.
“These events are just some of the things we do to tackle ASB issues with a lot going on behind the scenes with partners to understand the issue so we can work together to create solutions.
“The team and partners will continue to address issues raised by the communities and we encourage the public to continue to report issues of concern.”
The events have been chosen based on hot spot areas of anti-social behaviour this includes fly tipping, littering and the anti-social use of vehicles.
Data published last month revealed that anti-social behaviour in Cumbria had reduced by 9.4 percent in when comparing the financial year of 2021/22 with 2019/20.
A contributor to the reduction in anti-social behaviour incidents is the daily work of neighbourhood policing teams and partners in working with communities to tackles issues that are impacting them.
- On Tuesday 19 partners carried out a Talk N Tidy event in Millom and Haverigg giving the public an opportunity to speak to partners on any issues as well as helping to tidy up their local area. You can report dog fouling, litter and fly tipping to Copeland Borough Council here – Enforcement and stray dogs | Copeland Borough Council
- On Wednesday 20 officers and partners from Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Castle and Coasts Housing Association and Home Group carried out another Talk N Tidy event in Egremont.
- On Thursday 21 officers and partners from Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Fire and Rescue and The Phoenix Youth Project held an engagement event in Cleator Moor Square. The event was an opportunity to speak to residents and let them know of the activities and events on offer for kids this summer.
- On Friday 22 officers from the neighbourhood policing team with the mobile support group carried out high visibility patrols as part of Operation Endorse in the Cleator Moor area which aims to target illegal and anti-social use of off-road vehicles and E-scooters in public places and on public roads. No issues were found during the patrols, we encourage the public to report incident of anti-social use of motor vehicles and off-road vehicles.
Louise Coid, Copeland Local Focus Hub Manager said “It was lovely to be out and about in our communities last week, giving the public the opportunity to speak with us informally about issues within their community.
“We received lots of positive feedback and encouragement for the work we continue to deliver through the Copeland Local Focus Hub with our partners”
If you’d like to report the anti-social use of a motorbike or electric scooter, call 101 or report it online at https://www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it, you can also submit footage of road related offences here – https://www.cumbria.police.uk/dashcamfootage
You can report incidents of anti-social behaviour online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it.
You can also call police on 101. If it is an emergency, always dial 999.