Wirral Partnership Homes joins in with ‘Hats off to Beat Crime’ Initiative
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WPH hats Off to Beat Crime Involvement
On 31 May, WPH joined representatives from Merseyside Police, Jireh Church, Wirral Council, SureStart and Age UK to take part in ‘Hats off to Beat Crime’ week.
The event saw gazebos, a campervan and a pop-up cafe set up in three different locations across Bebington to offer advice to residents on their own doorsteps.
The aim was to encourage stronger communities by giving the opportunity for residents to raise issues and get involved.
During the event, residents made reports of anti-social behaviour to Merseyside Police and WPH, socialised in the café area and enjoyed foot massages from staff at the Age UK stand.
‘Hats off to Beat Crime’ was set up in partnership between Merseyside Police and a local group from Jireh Church. Now in its third year, the event has evolved from the Home Office Initiative ‘Not in my Neighbourhood.’ The name change indicates the positive approach adopted by all involved.
One organiser, Pastor Dave Johnson, said “It’s helpful for us all to work closely together to improve neighbourhoods.”
Merseyside Police and the WPH Tenancy Enforcement team carried out a joint door knocking exercise to gather views and offer advice to even more residents.
Sam Brown, WPH Tenancy Enforcement Officer, said: “This event has demonstrated an interagency commitment to crime reduction. It has allowed us to bring our services to the doorsteps of people who might not have otherwise contacted us.”
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