Community engagement has led to lowest ASB figures this year!

Date published: 28 September 2018
Hemswell Cliff fun day

Positive community engagement has led to reduction in anti-social behaviour in Hemswell Cliff.

The figures, released by Lincolnshire Police, demonstrates the dedicated work which has taken place in the community over the last few months.

A range of activity has taken place in Hemswell Cliff, which has been attributed to the reduction in ASB.

This includes the following:

  • Multi-sports nights

  • Summer party, showing The Greatest Showman Movie on the green

  • Story telling with actors to bring the characters to life

  • Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan

Inspector Nigel Key, from Lincolnshire Police, said: “The excellent progress previously reported on, has continued through August, with the lowest recorded Anti-Social Behaviour figures since February this year – 10 in total.

“This is even more encouraging, considering that it coincided with the school summer holidays, where traditionally we would expect to see an increase.

“The improvements are as a result of a joined up team effort by the local community who have really helped by their engagement.

“Our partners at West Lindsey District Council, the youth diversionary workers who have worked tirelessly with the young people providing activities through the summer holidays, and the dedicated work of the local policing team”.

Lincolnshire County Council has called upon Positive Futures to host the multi-sports nights and a multi games day, which took place in the summer.

Jo Kavanagh, Assistant Director for Children's Services, at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Through strong partnership working, building positive relationships with young people has led to real improvements.

“The engagement and changing of attitudes of all those taking part is beginning to make a difference within the Hemswell Cliff community.”

Chairman of the Parish Council, Graham Prestwood, welcomed the news.

He said: “We have seen a huge improvement over the last few months, it’s difficult to know exactly which piece of work has done what, but the main thing is that all agencies working together has made the improvement possible. There is still an ongoing issue but the improvement is clear to see and work is still going on. I believe the extra police presence has played a large part, of which we are hugely grateful for.”

In addition, West Lindsey District Council took over the estates management contract of Hemswell Cliff to help tidy the look of the village.

West Lindsey District Councillor, Cllr Paul-Howitt Cowan, who is the ward member for the area, said: “Hemswell Cliff has some great people working for the community, and we want a harmonious community where people are working together and taking pride in their village.

“Hemswell Cliff is on the up and things are definitely getting better. I think the work carried out by the new grounds maintenance contract has made a huge improvement to the look of the village.

“The change is down to the partnership working with the community and the events and sporting activity has made a huge difference to people.”

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