Kettering police organise second Street a Week event

PCSOs Babs Loveday, and Jo Wells in Regent Street, Kettering, during the last Street a Week event
PCSOs Babs Loveday, and Jo Wells in Regent Street, Kettering, during the last Street a Week event

Police officers from Kettering are to speak to residents in Wood Street and Havelock Street to give residents an opportunity to air their concerns about crime.

Dubbed Street a Week, the week-long intiative begins on Monday (February 25) and will see officers knocking on doors alongside Kettering Council’s community safety team and representatives from the fire service and housing associations to speak to people about their crime or safety concerns.

A similar project was carried out in December in Regent Street and Nelson Street.

Police traffic wardens will also be joining the teams during next week’s initiative in response to residents’ concerns about dangerous and inconsiderate parking.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Every household in Wood Street and Havelock Street were visited prior to the event to inform them of the forthcoming multi-agency visits.

“The aim is to speak with all residents and complete a questionnaire to identify and ultimately address any local concerns in the local community.

“The engagement activity will offer people who live and work in these streets the chance to air their views on issues which may affect them.”

Feedback from the questionnaires will allow partnership agencies to share information and work towards dealing with any problems together and offer advice, reassurance and assistance.

Insp Matt Wright said: “The Street a Week programme is part of an innovative community engagement project, providing us with direct contact with members of the public.”

“Partnership and local agency interaction means that together we can help to identify problems in their community by putting people in touch with the agencies who can help to resolve any problems immediately.”

For more information about policing visit www.northants.police.uk and click on the ‘Local Policing’ tab on the home page.