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canada goose coats Police have vowed to step up patrols, visit residents door to door and give talks in schools as part of a long term bid to help a village in East Cambridgeshire plagued by drugs, rowdiness and anti social behaviour. canada goose coats

cheap canada goose uk Roughly 250 Littleport residents packed into a community meeting held on August 8 together with Littleport Parish Council, East Cambs District Council and Cambridgeshire Police. cheap canada goose uk

The meeting was held specifically to discuss concerns residents had after reports of people fighting, lighting fires, urinating in the street and public drunkenness canada goose outlet store montreal over the summer months.

Increase in rowdiness Calls to police reporting anti social behaviour in the village more than quadrupled last month compared to the average and social media comments from residents highlighting their concerns have also skyrocketed.

According to police, crime hotspots which are the focus of many reports of anti social behaviour are Church Lane, close to the William Harley memorial and the recreation ground on Parson’s Lane.

The William Harley memorial in Church Lane, Littleport. Picture: Duncan Lamont

Calls to the police have involved allegations of cannabis use, drinking, riding motorbikes antisocially and loud and rowdy behaviour.

A canada goose outlet uk sale long term action report has now been prepared by both councils, police and the community safety partnership in a bid to tackle increased crime, disorder and anti social behaviour.

canada goose clearance sale The report reads: “Calls for service [to the police] generally average around eight to 10 incidents a month; in June there were canada goose outlet around 20 incidents, in July approximately 40. canada goose clearance sale

“Behaviours on reported incidents mainly centre on rowdy and nuisance behaviour fuelled by alcohol along with drug taking, and also nuisance vehicle use.

Canada Goose Outlet “There had been a huge influx of local Facebook comments in relation to the way the community has been feeling, as well as large numbers of correspondence to canada goose factory outlet the local MP and PCC’s office.” Canada Goose Outlet

The report adds that in the public meeting, Sergeant Mark Rabel of Cambridgeshire police told residents that simply placing a police presence in Littleport would be like a ‘band aid’ solution as once the police moved on, canada goose outlet online store the underlying problems are likely to remain.

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Canada Goose Parka What’s being done The new report, published earlier this week, said a ‘whole village approach’ was needed to make Littleport a more desirable canada goose outlet 2015 place to live and said police would not be successful if they simply acted alone. If people see something happening, or are suspicious about something they need to understand how to report it, and how to respond Other measures outlined in the report to tackle the rise of anti social behaviour include: Canada Goose Parka

Littleport Parish Council taking the lead on organising and running community events throughout the year reclaiming ownership of public spaces Police drop in surgeries, with officers located in prominent places to talk to people about crime prevention In partnership with neighbourhood watch members, police will offer door to door advice in pre identified areas, as well as crime prevention surveys and prevention packs Police and the community safety partnership will visit pre established groups at coffee mornings and canada goose outlet uk other events to deliver prevention advice to vulnerable groups Officers from Cambridgeshire police will visit local schools in Littleport talking to students about the police and making 999 calls. It is hoped Littleport Parish Council and East Cambs District Council will visit simultaneously to explain their role in the village Police claim they will make ‘full use of social media’ to give regular updates on canada goose outlet eu crime to the residents of Littleport A follow up community meeting will be held in Littleport to update residents on progress though a date or location is yet to be set The new Littleport Enterprise Partnership, together with the police, will work with local businesses to give them the knowledge to enhance their premises and staff security and will, it is hoped, work in partnership with both councils to identify any problems and work on solutions There will continue to be police patrol work which will be targeted around the places and times or hotspots where criminals are known to operate Police will continue to use intelligence led approaches to tackle criminals and talk about how crime is investigated in a series of blog posts The force has also vowed to commit to talking more about any successes, informing the community about any arrests and prosecutions

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