Week of action in community as crackdown on Peterborough anti-social behaviour gears up

City Council clean=up week at Millfield area.  Cllr Mohammed Nadeem, Bob Hill, PCSO Ben Jex, Garoor Rehman, Denise Luptakova and Dale Moore out doing door-to-door interviews. EMN-150911-163659009
City Council clean=up week at Millfield area. Cllr Mohammed Nadeem, Bob Hill, PCSO Ben Jex, Garoor Rehman, Denise Luptakova and Dale Moore out doing door-to-door interviews. EMN-150911-163659009
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A week of action to stamp down on anti-social behaviour, bad driving and other issues in a city neighbourhood has highlighted issues to council officers.

Police, fire and council officers have been out and about in Millfield and New England this week to tackle bad behaviour and other issues affecting the lives of residents.

The week has seen officers door knocking at residents’ homes, holding street briefings and carrying out visits to businesses across the neighbourhood.

Graeme Clark, Tasking manager at the Safer Peterborough Partnership, said: “On Tuesday, officers issued 54 tickets for a range of driving and parking offences.

“Fire officers have been out to businesses talking about fire regulations, and the licencing team has also been out ensuring shops on Lincoln Road are sticking to their regulations. A few issues were raised, and return visits will be made.

“We have also carried out street clearances, and also had a bulky waste collection service. The demand for that far outstripped what we thought it would.”

Mr Clark said the week had been a success. He said: “There is nothing that has come out of this that we did not expect. There have been a lot of comments about things like the work we have done with young people in the community, which has reduced anti-social behaviour.

“The week of action has been a success, and we will do similar events elsewhere in the city in the future.”

Councillor Nigel North, cabinet member for communities at Peterborough City Council, said: “Aside from the important physical clean-up of the area, a vital part of the week will be talking to residents to understand in greater detail what’s happening in the area and where they might need support.”