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Police and housing officers head out on the beat to hear about local issues

Posted on 6th November 2013

Police and Dales Housing staff are teaming up to listen to neighbourhood issues and concerns about crime during a “Through Your Eyes” event.

It will see officers from Matlock and Wirksworth Safer Neighbourhood Teams heading out to engage with Dales Housing tenants along with staff from the organisation.

The aim is to find out what issues tenants and residents have, to identify solutions that police and partners can work on together and find out what tenants think about the services they receive.

Residents will be given crime prevention advice and information on campaigns such as Operation Illuminate, along with tips on how they can protect themselves from crime in the winter months and darker nights.

The Through Your Eyes team will visit Tansley, Cromford, Middleton and Wirksworth throughout the day on Monday, November 11.

Sergeant Adam Bryan, who leads the Safer Neighbourhood teams in those areas, said: “Through Your Eyes is a fantastic initiative and one that gives us a great insight into the issues people in our area are facing.

“It’s important that we listen to their concerns and find ways to address them and by heading out into the community, we can hear it straight from them.”

The areas the Dales Housing staff and Safer Neighbourhood officers will visit include:

 8.15am to 9am: Tansley Primary School area, around Goldhill;

 9am to 10.30am: Goldhill, Mais Close and The Knoll, in Tansley;

 11am to 1pm: Cromford, around Hawthorn Drive, Arkwright Gardens Chestnut Court and Rose End Avenue;

 1.30pm to 2.45pm: Middleton, around Churchill Avenue, King Street, Style Croft and Duke Fields;

 3pm to 4.30pm: Wirksworth, around Kingsfield Road, Bournebrook Avenue, Slater Crescent and Adam Bede Crescent.

Jacque Allen, executive director at Dales Housing, said: “Partnership working is a key part of what we do and these joint events with the local police are a great example of this.

“They really help to reassure tenants and residents and provide them with sound advice on crime prevention.”

For more information, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 or Dales Housing on 01629 593200.

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