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5th Feb 20
Stephen Mold, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) and local Police Sergeant, Chris Stevens visited Wellingborough last week (January 31) to meet Borough Council leader Cllr Martin Griffiths to discuss joint work to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town.
The Borough Council of Wellingborough’s team presented their strategy to tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough – the council’s recently appointed community protection officers work with the police to enforce the town’s public space protection orders and reduce low-level crime.
They visited Swansgate car park, which has been the location for anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and arson attacks over the last year. Cllr Griffiths outlined the council’s multi million pound proposals to redevelop the car park, which will aim to tackle these issues by increased surveillance, alongside enhancing the appearance of the well-used facility.
They also visited the Daylight Centre to see work taking place to support people sleeping rough in the town. The PFCC supported the Daylight Centre with a grant from his Safer Communities grant funding.
Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are passionate about working with our partners to ensure that we meet the needs of our community and ensure our residents are safe.”
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: “Keeping Northamptonshire safe is not something Police and Fire can do on their own, it is everyone’s responsibility. There is a lot of work taking place in Wellingborough to create a safe and pleasant environment and deal with all the issues of a growing town. Our local policing team is working very closely with the Borough Council to respond to local problems and I’m looking forward to seeing a programme of initiatives roll out across the coming year.”
In this video, Stephen Mold explains how everyone is working together to make Wellingborough Safer.