Police say Street A Week campaign a success in Kettering

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Officers in the Kettering Town Safer Community Team say they have spoken to more than 70 residents as part of a programme to visit every home in Wood Street and Havelock Street.

Local agencies, including Kettering Borough Council’s community safety team, Kettering Fire and Rescue Service and local housing associations, joined the Safer Community Team on the community engagement programme of activities.

Police traffic wardens joined the teams in response to residents’ concerns about speeding and dangerous and inconsiderate parking.

A spokesman for the police said the wardens provided reassurance and encouragement that regular patrols will be carried out in an attempt to tackle the issue and restore safer driving practices in residential streets.

Kettering Fire and Rescue Service fitted smoke alarms to the properties of two elderly residents after being referred by officers during the previous day’s activity.

Acting on feedback from the questionnaires, further smoke alarms will be fitted to other homes in these streets.

Inspector Matt Wright, the driving force behind the campaign, said: “My number one aim is to ensure that we, as a team, continue to deliver an excellent policing service to the community of Kettering.

“The response and feedback from the public has been excellent and I’m very pleased with the positive outcome of the programme.”