North East Lincolnshire Council

Community safety street walks come to West Marsh

Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council and partner agencies visited residents living in the West Marsh earlier this week as part of a multi-agency ward walk.

This is only the second of the Council-led community safety ward walks to have taken place in the borough, with one held in July when Councillors, housing officers, and officers from Humberside Police met with residents in Immingham.

The walks give residents the opportunity to discuss any matters of concern with their local representatives, as well as other agency officers.

Officials visiting the properties included ward Councillors, Housing Enforcement Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE, Officers from Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue and Council community protection officers.

Councillor John Fenty, deputy leader and portfolio holder for regeneration, skills and housing at North East Lincolnshire Council, attended the walk along with West Marsh ward Councillors, Councillor Gemma Sheridan and Councillor Karl Wilson.

Councillor Fenty said: “These ward walks are a great idea, and give Council officers and officers from other agencies the opportunity to get out and meet people in the community, and to listen to their concerns.

“Not everyone is able to contact the Council during office hours, so us coming out to meet them is a real chance for local residents to raise any concerns, and also for our officers to spot any emerging issues.”

During the walks, officers gave out advice on household waste and recycling, anti-social behaviour and noise disturbance, housing related issues, reminding residents to check their smoke alarms and offered home fire safety advice as well as encouraging residents to sign up to police community alerts and the Big Community Switch.

During the previous ward walk in Immingham, officers spotted several issues relating to standards in rented accommodation, and residents raised concerns of fly-tipping nearby.

The ward walk in West Marsh took place on Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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