Let’s tackle crime together!

Councillor Roger Berry
Councillor Roger Berry

Rural Wyre will be the focus of a series of Taking Pride in Wyre events aimed at tackling crime and neighbourhood issues next week.

Wyre Council is teaming up with Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Help Direct, Trading Standards and Care and Repair to offer help and advice to residents at three reassurance roadshows.

In addition, local school children will be carrying out litter picks to clean up their neighbourhoods and residents are being encouraged to report problems in their areas such as fly-tipping, dog fouling and graffiti.

Coun Roger Berry, cabinet member with responsibility for neighbourhood services, said: “The council and all our partner agencies need to work together with communities to tackle tough issues like crime and anti-social behaviour.

“I would encourage residents to go to the reassurance roadshows, talk to officers about their concerns and report problems in their neighbourhoods, and we will work together to resolve them.

“We will be offering information on everything from crime prevention and fire safety advice to reporting anti-social behaviour, including neighbour disputes.”

Reassurance roadshows will take place at Great Eccleston market (Wednesday, March 28, from 11am to 2pm), Garstang (Thursday, March 29, 11am to 2pm at High Street car park), and Knott End (Friday, March 30, 11am to 2pm at the Methodist Church, Lancaster Road).

Wyre will be giving away free bicycle locks and other crime prevention devices at all the events, on a first come first served basis, to help residents secure their property and possessions and deter would-be thieves.

l For further information visit www.wyre.gov.uk or www.facebook.com/takingpride