Action day for drug problems on estate

Sergeant Tania Ash, PCSO Duncan Cumming & Headteacher David Howell
Sergeant Tania Ash, PCSO Duncan Cumming & Headteacher David Howell

A day of action centred around drugs will be held on the Southbrook estate in Daventry next week.

The day includes a number of community-safety activities taking place on Wednesday, February 5 and aims to raise awareness of drugs and their consequences.

A drop-in advice centre will be available for parents and young people with any questions or concerns about drugs; members of drugs and alcohol advice charity CAN will also be on hand to talk through any issues.

Other activities during the day include a community litter pick and a mobile police station which will be situated at Hood Road from 2pm until 7pm where residents can discuss any concerns about anti-social behaviour.

The Day of Action has been organised by Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and follows on from the success of similar events at New Street Recreation Ground in October and The Hollows in August.

The vice chairman of the partnership, Cllr Alan Hills, said: “The Day of Action at Southbrook is an opportunity for local people to discuss any concerns they have about anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood as well as find out more about some of the community safety issues that partners, such as the council and police, are working to address.

“This is the third Day of Action that has been staged in Daventry since the summer and previous events have been very well received in the local community – I am confident this event will be too and encourage residents to get involved.”

The Community Safety Partnership brings together partners including Daventry District Council, South Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northamptonshire County Council, NHS Northamptonshire and housing associations to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour within the community.

For details about the Southbrook Day of Action, contact Lindsay Checkley from the Community Safety Team on 01327 871100.