Police hold a week of action in Blyth

Part of a poster for the Northumbria Police week of action in Blyth.
Part of a poster for the Northumbria Police week of action in Blyth.

Police and the county council are joining forces for a week of action in Blyth.

Events are being held to focus on crime prevention and public engagement in the Croft ward.

The Northumbria Police week of action started on Monday and runs until Friday.

There will be an increased police presence during the week as officers execute warrants on problem addresses in the area.

Staff from a number of Northumberland County Council’s services, including housing, will be supporting the event, which aims to tidy the area and encourage residents to take pride in their community.

Litter picks, traffic and parking enforcement exercises and drop-in sessions are also being held, as well as visits to nurseries and pre-schools in the area.

On Friday, residents are invited to the Community Church on Oxford Road to complete a survey about the week of action.

Ward councillor for the area, Kath Nisbet, said: “We are very happy to support the police’s week of action. Working together with a number of partners, we hope to get the message across to people in the area that they need to take responsibility for keeping the area clean and tidy.

“If an area looks appealing it will hopefully encourage pride in the area and people will want to live there.”

Today, the focus was on traffic and parking enforcement with partner agencies.

Tomorrow, police will execute warrants at selected addresses in Croft Ward.

On Thursday, a drop-in session is being held at the Community Church with partner agencies.

A memory board will be set up to promote community engagement and spirit.

Thursday also features a visit to Kerries Cherubs on Croft Road to engage with the young children and mothers.

The week ends on Friday with a feedback session at 10.30am in the Community Church, at which residents will be invited to complete surveys offering feedback on the event.