Our neighbourhood policing teams work throughout the year to support the communities they serve by tackling the issues and concerns that matter to those communities.
This week we are highlighting the work they do as part of neighbourhood policing week of action (23 – 27 January)
Crime and anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental and lasting impact on not only those directly affected, but also the wider community. Our officers and PCSOs work tirelessly with communities and partner agencies to ensure residents and businesses receive the best possible local policing service.
The South Lakes neighbourhood policing team have been tackling a number of issues within the community including anti-social behaviour, rural crime and road safety.
Some of the actions we take to prevent these issues are early intervention. The neighbourhood policing team throughout the year visit local schools, local groups and individuals in the community to educate them on issues. This speaking to young people on the consequences of being involved in anti-social behaviour or educating them on how to stay safe when walking in the dark.
Rural Crime is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and is something that the neighbourhood policing teams are proactive in their activity to engage with the local farming community and regularly run initiatives across policing departments, with neighbouring forces and with partner agencies, targeting this area of crime.
During the week officers from the neighbourhood policing team will be
Monday 23 January
- Sedbergh anti-social behaviour and school parking patrols. Also targeting anti-social driving and speeding
- Anti-social behaviour day of action in Westmorland Shopping centre
- Multi agency work with Cumbria County Council in Windermere
- Litter picks with schools in Windermere
Tuesday 24 January
- Kendal School visit by PCSO to talk about anti-social behaviour
- Tackling anti-social drivers in the Booths, Ulverston area
Wednesday 25 January
- Kendal event in town centre at HSBC on fraud and anti-social behaviour.
- Patrols in the area of Helm Close, Windermere and multi-agency drop in
- Tackling anti-social drivers Ulverston
Thursday 26 January
- Crooklands Auction mart rural crime drop in
- Patrols in the following areas, Helm Close, Windermere, Ambleside area and Ulverston Town
- Tackling anti-social drivers in Ulverston
- School parking patrols in Pennigton
- Police desk is being held Great Urswick
Friday 27 January
- Kendal School visit to talk about anti-social behaviour
- High visibility patrols in Kendal
Saturday 28 January
- Patrols in hot spot areas in Stainton
- Bike marking event in Ulverston rural
Sunday 29 January
- Patrols in hot spot areas in Stainton
- Multi agency event to address sheep worrying in Coniston
Inspector Grant Kelso, South Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “We are continuing to tackle issues that are affecting the communities of South Lakes and we ask you continue to report these to us and our partners.
“As in other areas of Cumbria in the South Lakes we are looking at introducing Community Beat Officers to further improve our local services and provide a regular face to build relationships within our communities.”
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, said: “We all want to live in safer and more respectful communities, which is why the work of the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) is so important. We have been investing additional officers into neighbourhood teams and we are all committed to seeing them have real effect.
“The NPTs listen to public concerns and do everything within their ability to combat these local issues to help create a safer place for people to live in, work and visit.
“Weeks of action such as Neighbourhood Policing Week provide us with the opportunity to showcase key examples of what the Police do year-round from tackling crime to educating and engaging with residents.
“Neighbourhood policing relies on the partnership with the public, we can really help the police to help us. Most importantly we can all be eyes and ears; the police depend on information. I encourage everyone to report anything suspicious or illegal to the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Every report helps to target resource and solve problems together we can and will keep our neighbourhoods safe and crime free.“
You can sign up to your monthly local neighbourhood policing team newsletter here to received updates and information on what your teams have been doing.
Please report any incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour to us, to help our policing teams keep South Lakes safe.
You can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it.
If a crime is in progress always call 999.
You can also phone on 101.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.