Monday, July 22, 2019

Residents welcome to join Community Action Days

West Lancashire residents in six locations across the Borough are being encouraged to get involved in Community Action and Engagement days in their neighbourhood.

The events in Birch Green, Clay Brow, Digmoor, Little Digmoor, the Scott Estate in Ormskirk and Tanhouse are being organised by West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership.

Staff from the Borough Council, Police and Fire and Rescue Service will be on the estates offering advice and support on community safety on the dates below.

Skips are available for members of the public to dispose of waste they are unable to take to local recycling centres. These will be available from 9am until they are full in the locations listed below:

  • Monday 29 July, Birch Green, Fairlie, car park on first turning on the left
  • Tuesday 30 July, Digmoor, next to number 272 Blakehall
  • Wednesday 31 July, Tanhouse, Community Centre Car Park on Ennerdale
  • Monday 5 August, Clay Brow, back of Hope House on Brierfield
  • Tuesday 6 August, Little Digmoor, behind shops on Acregate
  • Wednesday 7 August, Scott Estate, outside shops on Scott Drive

The Community Action and Engagement Days aim to improve working relationships and increase community confidence. Previous events have been a great success, proving community spirit is alive and well in West Lancashire.

Police officers will be available to give advice on crime prevention and other community safety issues. Knife bins will be available at all events where people can dispose of unwanted knives provided they are safely wrapped in tape and newspaper before being put in the bins. The police will also be bringing along the Games Bus which is fitted with a new TV, a PS4 and two iPad Airs for young people to use.

Other service providers attending include the Change, Grow, Live Inspire team who can provide support on substance misuse issues and Lancashire Probation’s Community Payback Team.

Council staff will be attending to provide information and advice on a number of subjects, including, fly-tipping; dog fouling; recycling; abandoned vehicles; refurbishment programmes for tenants' homes taking place over the coming months and how to improve health and wellbeing and prospects of employment.

Fire and Rescue Service personnel will give fire safety advice to all interested residents.

Heidi McDougall, Chair of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, said: “Community Action and Engagement Days are great events. They allow people who love our communities and strive to make them better places to get together, share ideas, and show the small minority who disrespect our communities we are working together.

"I’d like to thank all the organisations, ward councillors and individual residents who play a part to make them successful. I urge anyone who lives, works or socialises in the six different areas to come along, talk to all of the partners and show how strong we are in West Lancashire.”

For more information on West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership please visit West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership.

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