Day of action in Daventry

Jamie Over and CJ Smith
Jamie Over and CJ Smith

A day of action to tackle littering and anti-social behaviour has been held in Daventry town centre.

The rescheduled day, which was called off earlier this month due to the wet weather, took place on Tuesday.

The event, organised by Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, saw plucky volunteers braving further wet weather to tackle problems in the town centre.

A mobile police station was in the High Street with officers on hand to discuss any crime or community safety concerns with residents. There was also a litter pick on The Hollows.

Daventry District Council’s Environmental Health team reminded people of the rules concerning dog fouling and littering. Police officers were also in the town centre handing out information leaflets and asking the public to have their say on a range of issues. Kevin Fagan, community partnerships manager for the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “The focus of the day was anti-social behaviour and environmental crime and we spoke to a number of people in the town centre to hear their concerns and offer advice.

“The police mobile unit on the High Street was also visited by a steady stream of people during the morning, with quite a number of them signing the petition for a Speedwatch campaign in Daventry.

“The rain meant we had to postpone a litter pick planned for the New Street Recreation Ground. Volunteers carried out a litter pick at The Hollows and we identified further tree branches and shrubbery to be cut back as part of ongoing work to reduce anti-social behaviour at the park.

“Community Safety Partnership staff also carried out a check of the town centre to identify where further tidy-ups might be needed but were pleased to see most areas were free of litter.”

The Community Safety Partnership brings together a number of organisations 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.

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