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Community Week of Action on Eastfield estate in Cramlinton.
Community Week of Action on Eastfield estate in Cramlinton.

A Cramlington estate was the centre of attention as police and council staff joined forces in a community week of action.

Throughout the week a range of activities took place in Eastfield Estate, including high visibility patrols by officers and council staff to meet and talk to local residents about concerns they may have in their neighbourhood.

Problem tenants have been issued advice, while street clean-ups and litter picks have been carried out by the council’s neighbourhood services team.

Cramlington Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: “Work to keep Cramlington safe is on-going throughout the year but this operation was based around specific concerns that were raised to us by local residents.”

“They told us they wanted us to do more around tackling anti-social behaviour, littering and nuisance tenants. We hope they have noticed an improvement following the week of action and encourage people to get in touch with their feedback.

“Working with partners allows us to solve problems in a number of ways and leads to better results. The public can be reassured that although this week of action is over the activity in the area will continue throughout the new year.”

Northumberland County Councillor Allan Hepple, cabinet member for housing, added: “ We take resident’s concerns seriously and a vital part of the week involved talking to local people to understand in greater detail what’s happening in the area and where they might need support. Thank you to everyone who participated.”