Team work cuts fear of anti-social behaviour in Corby

A skip was filled with rubbish from Corby town centre and overgrown hedges were cutback in initiatives by the community safety partnership
A skip was filled with rubbish from Corby town centre and overgrown hedges were cutback in initiatives by the community safety partnership
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Figures released by Corby Council’s community safety partnership show 72 per cent of residents in the borough feel the authority and the police are successfully tackling anti-social behaviour.

The figure is the highest in the county and follows 12 months of initiatives by the partnership aimed at making residents feel safer.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Corby community safety partnership is doing a fantastic job and, after seeing the latest figures, it’s great to see that members of the public agree.

“It is our duty to take pride in Corby and do all we can to make it a safe place for residents. I look forward to seeing the good work continue and more positive updates being received.”

A police spokesman said: “We work closely with our partners in Corby to make the town a better and safer place to live and work. It is pleasing to see that more than two out of three residents believe we are doing a good job but it is important that we continue to focus hard on those issues that matter most to the people in the town.”

Recent initiatives by the partnership included visits to licensed premises in the borough when advice and guidance was given on fake identity cards.

Drug wipes, which turn blue when traces of cocaine are detected, were also handed out to landlords and environmental work was carried out on the Danesholme estate, Corby, to shut down drinking dens.

Seven guardcams - CCTV cameras fitted with security floodlights - were given to victims of anti-social behaviour and hate crime to help them feel safer and gather evidence.

The rural safer community team also tackled traffic and litter problems. More than 80 cars in the Cottingham, Middleton and Rockingham areas were speed checked and two drivers were sent letters for ignoring the speed limit.

Weldon has become Corby borough’s third No Cold Calling Zone to deter rogue traders and reduce distraction burglaries.

In Corby town centre the community payback team and youth offending service removed a skip of rubbish from the area and overgrown hedges were cut back.

The partnership is now sending letters out to residents asking them not to drive over or parked on grassed areas in Ollerton Walk and Worksop Gardens, Corby, and Rockingham Road is being monitored to stop litter louts.