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Action day to clean up Aylesbury ward

Archived press release

Date Published: 16/10/07

A range of activities will be taking place in the Gatehouse area of Aylesbury on 20 October to tackle crime and disorder issues and improve safety for the local community. The scheme is being led by the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership...

A range of activities will be taking place in the Gatehouse area of Aylesbury on 20 October to tackle crime and disorder issues and improve safety for the local community.

The scheme is being led by the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership who will be working with a number of partner agencies to engage with the local community over issues including fire safety, anti-social behaviour and home security.

There will also be a big clean-up operation, which will see litter removed from streets, open spaces and gardens, pruning of shrubbery and graffiti cleaned from walls. Local residents and businesses are being asked to join in and play their part.

Council workers, fire and police officers, housing association staff and local councillors will be actively addressing the issues found and attempting to solve the problems on the day, or initiating action that will lead to resolving any issues as soon as possible.
 
All agencies in the Community Safety Partnership are working together to make the district a safer and cleaner place to live, but this will only be possible with the support of the local community. This is the first in a series of community action days designed to get people involved and re-establish their pride in the area they live.

Nigel Brooke, Chairman of the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership, said: “This action day clearly demonstrates the value of our Community Safety Partnership. The best way of keeping the community safe is to involve those who live and work locally and this is an excellent way of providing not only practical advice, but also reassurance to local residents. We are absolutely committed to reducing the fear of crime and making Aylesbury a safer place and I would invite anyone who is in the Gatehouse area on Saturday to take part in the event.”

Chief Inspector Dick Auger, Thames Valley Police, commented: “We are all concerned about the levels of criminality and anti-social behaviour in our communities. We are very fortunate here in Aylesbury Vale to enjoy relatively low levels of crime and the ability to prevent and detect it. The reason for our successes has been our ability to create effective partnerships with agencies, key stakeholders and the public. The most important partner of these three groups, to the police, is the public and this clean-up day is a way for the public to actively take part in making our communities safer and stronger.”

The action day will take place between 10am and 4pm. Residents can discuss any community safety issues with officers who will be based at Aston Chemicals, 1 Aylesbury Industrial Centre, Bicester Road, on the day.

If people would like to take part in the action day, or would like further information, then they can call the community safety team at Aylesbury Vale District Council on 01296 585061.

 

Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585099

Email:

communications@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk