Day of action for Daventry town centre

Anti-social behaviour, littering and dog fouling will be tackled during a Day of Action event in Daventry town centre on Monday May 12.

The event from midday to 4pm, has been organised by Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and will include a number of activities aimed at addressing the issues.

A mobile police station will be in the town centre with officers on hand to discuss any crime or community safety concerns with residents.

Daventry District Council’s Environmental Health team will be reminding people of the rules concerning dog fouling and littering, while Daventry & District Housing (DDH) will be organising a litter pick.

Police officers and Community Support Officers, Partnership staff and representatives from DDH will also be in the town centre handing out information leaflets and asking the public to have their say on a range of issues.

The event follows on from the success of similar Day of Action events at The Hollows last summer and on Daventry’s Southbrook estate in February.

Kevin Fagan, Community Partnerships Manager for the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “We run regular joint action groups which identify problems and enable agencies to work more efficiently to address the issues in an area.

“This approach has proved highly effective and while we can’t claim it eradicates problems, we have seen significant improvements.

“The event offers people a chance to discuss any concerns they have about anti-social behaviour, as well as finding out more about some of the community safety issues that the partnership is working to address.”

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

For more information about the town centre Day of Action contact Lindsay Checkley from the Community Safety Team at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.

People can report anti-social behaviour by phoning police on 101.