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Safety a priority in night of action

Posted onPosted on 3rd Dec

SAFETY was the focus of a night of action in Boughton involving police and frontline staff from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Anti-social behaviour, tenancy and community protection officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council were joined by police officers from the Sherwood neighbourhood policing team for the operation.

Youth workers from Nottinghamshire County Council also joined the team, engaging with young people as part of their outreach work in the area.

Boughton and the Retford Road estate in Ollerton have been targeted by anti-social youngsters and as part of the night of action, multi-agency patrols were carried out in hotspot areas.

The focus was to provide a highly-visible presence, engaging with local residents about issues and encouraging them to report incidents via the appropriate route so that they can be logged and dealt with.

Young people were spoken to with the aim of educating around the effects and consequences of anti-social behaviour.
In recent months, the district council has received reports of young people causing nuisance and annoyance to residents in the area. Reports have also been received of criminal damage to properties.

The event followed a previous night of action in Ollerton, Edwinstowe, Walseby and Wellow, involving drug and licensing checks, high-visibly patrols and visits to anti-social behaviour hotspots.

Coun David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It is so important that residents feel safe and secure in their communities and I would urge anyone that experiences or witnesses any anti-social behaviour to please report it.”

“The more information provided by residents such as times and dates and descriptions the more chance that agencies have at putting the appropriate resources in place to help solve the problem.”

Police Sergeant Christian Hurley said: “The force and local council are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour in our communities and taking action against anyone engaging in criminal behaviour.

Community Protection Officers also gave out three warnings to households with excess waste on their property.