Week of action focuses on Filton

Posted on Monday 3rd August 2009 at 11:14 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council is leading a drive to improve the quality of life for residents in Filton with a week of action starting today, Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August.

The week of action is aimed at hearing residents’ concerns and taking action to make communities feel even safer and stronger.

Officers from all the agencies taking part including the council, Avon & Somerset Constabulary and Avon Fire & Rescue Service will together carry out high-visibility patrols.

Events planned for the week include:

Council and police staff carrying out resident surveys to find out how people feel about their local area

  • A barbecue organised for young people in the area
  • Avon Fire & Rescue and Police crime prevention and fire safety visits on Wednesday
  • Targeted Street Care clean up operations throughout the week

Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “Officers from our anti-social behaviour team and partner agencies talked with over 200 members of the public during a recent Kingswood mini week of action, listened to their concerns and reassured them that all the right people are working together to help them be safe and feel safe.

“Together, we have a comprehensive range of proactive projects and initiatives in place that help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour from happening in the first place, and deal with it robustly when it does happen. I look forward to the Filton week of action bringing similar success.”

Kingswood Inspector Kevin Thatcher said: “The week of action in Kingswood earlier this month was a great success, engaging with residents from across the community and offering them crime prevention advice. There was also a strong focus on safety and the night-time economy and we carried out licensing checks at various pubs and clubs.”

Sergeant Steve Ives from Filton added: “This week of action is aimed at making the residents of Filton continue to feel safe and be safe whether they live, work or spend their leisure time in the area.

“It’s also an opportunity for the police and all our partners to find out what people think of the service they receive, what concerns people the most and how we can work together to address those concerns.

“With various community consultation events, there will also be a concentrated effort to liaise with young people in the area with a Youth BBQ being held at ElmPark and increased anti-social behaviour patrols.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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