Police launch Street a Week campaign

MCBW - 23-04-10 - Northants Police badge on vehicle.
MCBW - 23-04-10 - Northants Police badge on vehicle.

Concerned residents in Kettering are to receive support from the ‘Street a Week’ campaign which hopes to reduce problems in the All Saints area of the town.

Homeowners in Regent Street and Wellington Street will be involved in the week of action after highlighting the area’s problem with anti-social behaviour and drinking.

Kettering Safer Community Team will resolve problems alongside fire services and community partnership teams who aim to make the area safer for residents.

The week-long programme, which began on Monday, December 10, will provide each home in the two streets with advice on how to deal with crime after many residents said they had been directly targeted.

The project aims to deal with members of the public directly to provide a better level of support and care.

Inspector Matt Wright, of Kettering Safer Community team, said the partnership has already been used within other police forces.

He said: “Rather than tackle problems single-handed we can work together with the fire service and housing department to resolve the problems immediately by putting people in touch with the agencies who can help, instead of the police referring them on.”

He added: “Our main aim is to engage with the community in this area and to tackle problems or concerns immediately.”

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