People living on the Scott Estate are being encouraged to get involved in a great event right on their doorstep.
West Lancashire Borough Council is working with the Police, the Fire Service and other agencies to organise community action days on the Scott Estate, Ormskirk on Tuesday 3 February and Wednesday 4 February.
The aims of these days are to improve working relationships between local groups, the voluntary sector and statutory agencies, as well as increase community confidence and reduce the fear of crime. Similar events on the estate and in other parts of West Lancashire have been a great success, proving that community spirit is alive and well in the borough.
Please visit West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership for more information on the partnership's activities.
Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Health, Leisure and Community Safety, said: “Everyone living on the Scott Estate should take part in the Community Action event as they offer an ideal opportunity for them to talk to staff from the Council and other agencies about their concerns for the estate.”
Borough Council staff, Police and Fire Service personnel will be around the estate with Fire Service staff encouraging people to have free fire safety checks on their homes and giving information about other fire safety issues.
A skip will also be placed on different parts of the estate from 9am until they are full on the following days: On Tuesday 3 February on Sephton Drive, near number 13; and on Wednesday 4 February at the layby near numbers 17-23, Parker Crescent. Funding for the skips has come from the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership.
The Police will be holding a street surgery on both days where the skips are positioned between 9.30am and 2.30pm. The Neighbourhood Policing team will carry out property marking of any bikes and good such as hand held electrical items and mobile phones. Officers will hand out crime prevention leaflets as well as shed alarms and purse bells.
Additionally Barn Lodge in conjunction with Dog’s Trust will be supporting the event on Tuesday 3 February between 10.30am and 1pm and will be offering a limited supply of free microchips for dogs. The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team will be there to discuss free neutering of all status dogs.
The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team and estates management team will also conduct joint visual audits and encourage the use of the skips. They will also be dealing with issues around fly tipping and dog mess being left on the streets.
Lancashire Probation’s Community Payback Team will also be supporting the event and will in partnership with the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team establish if there are any schemes that can be carried out to support the aims of the event.
Discover drugs and alcohol services staff will give advice on how to overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol.
David Tilleray, Chairman of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, said: “I am grateful to all the councillors and partner agencies supporting the community action day and making this an excellent event for the community.”