Gamesley Beat set to tackle community concerns

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Police will be heading out on the beat to tackle community concerns as part of Gamesley Beat Sweep week.

Officers from the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working alongside partner agencies throughout the targeted action week, which is set to run between Monday, November 10 and Saturday, November 15.

The policing team will be carrying out high-visibility patrols during the operation to target a number of community issues. This includes anti-social behaviour (ASB), traffic offences such as speeding and uninsured vehicles, along with identifying illegal drugs activity.

The team will also be looking at issues around licensing, dog fouling and fly tipping.

PC Adam Harrison from the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This beat sweep initiative is a great opportunity for us to work alongside our partners to carry out work that local people want us, as a police service, to focus on.

“Residents will be seeing a lot more cops on the estate as we will be carrying out increased patrols to challenge community problems and offer reassurance to local people.

“We will also be heading into schools to chat to youngsters, hosting community events and encouraging residents to have their bikes security marked for free to help to deter criminals.”

Safer Neighbourhood officers will be teaming up with partner agencies to offer advice and support as part of the ‘Gamesley Gets Going!’ event.

Representatives from a number of services will be on hand throughout the day, including the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Age UK, Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service, High Peak Women’s Aid and many more.

It is set to take place at the Gamesley Community Centre on Melandra Castle Road, Gamesley, on Wednesday, November 12. The event will run between 3pm and 7pm.

For more information about Beat Sweep or to speak to the team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Follow the team on Twitter: @GamesleySNT