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Police and partners team up to host 'Gamesley Gets Going!' event

Posted on 25th November 2014

Safer Neighbourhood officers have been working alongside partner agencies to host the ‘Gamesley Gets Going!’ community event as part of the police beat sweep week.

The Gamesley Beat Sweep ran between Monday, November 10 and Saturday, November 15 and saw officers working with partners to target a number of community issues. This included anti-social behaviour (ASB), traffic offences and identifying illegal drugs activity.

Officers from Gamesley Safer Neighbourhood Team teamed up with the Glossop Multi-Agency Team and High Peak Borough Council to run the event on Wednesday, November 12.

The event was an opportunity for residents to speak to their local policing team about crime prevention advice or any neighbourhood concerns that they may have, along with having their bikes security marked for free.

Representatives from other organisations were on hand at the Gamesley Community Centre to offer advice and support on a range of issues. This included Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Citizens Advice.

The G52 voluntary group, Youth Service and Age UK were also present to offer support, and children in the area were invited to head over and test their skills on the outdoor climbing wall.

PC Adam Harrison from the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The event was a great success and I would like to thank all of our partners and local residents for their support throughout our beat sweep week and the ‘Gamesley Gets Going!’ event, especially High Peak Borough Council and the MAT team.

“We have had a fantastic response from residents and we will continue to work alongside our partners to provide a quality service to combat the issues that matter the most to local people.”

Victoria Ellis, Community Project Officer at High Peak Community Safety Partnership, said: “This event was a great opportunity for us to work in partnership to make improvements in the community and to ensure that the public understand all the services that are available to them.

“We work in partnership everyday but the public aren’t always aware so this event, and the wider week, has been an opportunity for us to work more visibly together.”

Multi-Agency Team Manager, Faye Edwards, said: “’Gamesley Gets Going!’ was a really good opportunity to show all the services that are available to support young people and adults.

“We would like residents to take ownership of their community and to help recognise their own neighbourhood priorities. We will then listen to their concerns and help make changes to improve this.”

Karen Foster, Children's Centre Co-ordinator, added: “Glossop Multi-Agency Team and Gamesley Children’s Centre are were pleased to be part of the project and support the Gamesley Safer Neighbourhood team in offering advice and support to the community.

“All week children and young people have been taking part in fun activities learning about people who help them, how to keep themselves and their property safe and become responsible members of the community.”

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