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Officers from Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team are joining forces with partner organisations to deliver a community action week in Chesterton.
The project is running from Monday (3 October) and promotes crime prevention, health and well-being, public safety and environmental awareness in the area.
There’s plenty of opportunities for local residents to meet officers and discuss any concerns they have about their community or crime-related issues and advice.
On Monday (3 October) police community support officers (PCSOs) will be at Chesterton Salvation Army with other local agencies to offer help and advice to local residents.
The next day, Tuesday (4 October), officers will be visiting local schools in the area to support with community litter picks and advising on concerns raised around parking.
On Wednesday (5 October), officers will be joined by representatives from Aspire Housing for a ‘walk and talk’ event starting at One Stop Shop at 10am. In the afternoon they will visit Chestnut Lodge care-home and the Salvation Army.
Officers will be at Chesterton Youth Club on Thursday (6 October) evening and colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will attend Vision Court from 7pm to offer fire prevention and safety advice. Representatives from the Youth Offending Service and Youth Offending Team will also be in attendance.
On Friday (7 October) officers will be meeting members of the public at the Scarecrow Festival at the Salvation Army.
A number of law enforcement operations will also be taking place across the week so residents can expect to see an increased police presence, tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour, theft, driving offences and vehicle crime.
Specialist teams will also be on hand to offer support and advice about drugs, alcohol, employment and housing and there will be community litter picks with volunteers.
Local councillors will also be accompanying officers in the area for high-visibility patrols.
Police community support officer Hannah Chaplin said: “We’re delighted to be running a ‘week of action’ in Chesterton which we hope will achieve positive results and promote community spirit, whilst providing a fantastic opportunity for residents to engage with us and tell us what matters most to them.
"We’re also looking forward to continuing our work with partners who will be available all week to offer advice and support on a huge range of topics. We hope to see as many people as possible and will be sharing updates throughout the week on our social media pages.”