Retford: Police and partners team up on town walkabout

Police went walkabout in Retford on Friday in an attempt to target criminal behaviour.

By Hayley Gallimore
Saturday, 30th November 2013, 2:17 pm

Notts Police officers were joined by Coun Ian Campbell and Coun Wendy Quigley, environmental health officer David Watts, licencing officer Steve Aston and Ruth Clayton from Notts Fire and Rescue.

The team walked through Market Square and Cannon Square looking at opportunities to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

“The walk was a good chance to identify some of the issues of concern in the area,” said Neil Bellamy, neighbourhood policing inspector for east Bassetlaw.

“It showed how we work with our partners and in particular demonstrates our activity as part of our Alliance Against Violence campaign.”

The team noted issues such as CCTV coverage for the Square, lighting in Carolgate, glass bottles in pubs being found as litter in the church yard, overflowing bins, and problems relating to antisocial behaviour.

Said Insp Bellamy: “We will now take those concerns and look at making our community a safer, nicer place to live.” “We know that the lighting in Carolgate needs to come on earlier and our partners will be working on actioning this.”

“We will also work with local pubs to look at glass bottles being replaced with polycarbonate bottles – thus reducing the risk of serious injuries and glass being smashed and littered.”

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