OVH residents at Garden View in Bootle recently expressed their concerns of anti-social behaviour in the local area and as part of our commitment to providing safe and secure neighbourhoods, our Community Safety Team joined up with Merseyside Police to carry out a visit to local residents offering support and reassurance.
Residents during the walk-about said they felt safer in their communities knowing that something was being done to address the situation.
All residents received an addressed letter to provide guidance on how to report anti-social behaviour directly to Police and OVH in confidence.
Merseyside Police and OVH take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and will not tolerate residents and visitors who disrupt the lives of those in our communities.
The alleged perpetrators of the anti-social behaviour were also spoken to and warned that appropriate action will be taken against them if complaints continued.
Neighbourhood Services Officer Katie Edwards had the following to say about the operation:
“I have since received a positive response from residents who feel that their concerns are being taken seriously. I have made sure I have a presence in the area since the leaflet drop, and have spoken with several residents who feel happy that things have ‘calmed down’. Residents noted that they feel confident to be able to contact myself and the police should further incidents arise.”
Merseyside Police and OVH will continue to work together and share information if needed about any incidents reported in the area.