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Local bobbies available to meet South Tyneside residents

Regular readers will be very aware that I’m a big fan of neighbourhood policing and see it as a great tool in re-engaging with local communities and building bridges between Northumbria Police and the public of South Tyneside. We all want quiet peaceful communities with very low levels of crime and one of the best ways of achieving this is to develop a dialogue with your local police and feel comfortable in exchanging information, and feeling as though you are doing something to contribute to the safety of your neighbourhood and helping to create an environment which is pleasant for yourself and your neighbours.

There are times when you often feel as though you need to get something off your chest about a problem, when you feel that perhaps a problem shared is a problem halved, but you just need to find the right opportunity to take the first steps. Well that opportunity could well be with you now. Starting today neighbourhood beat officers from Northumbria Police are having “walkabouts” that will allow us all to meet with them and exchange views, these informal gatherings will take place in South Tyneside as follows:

– Monday, October 26, 6pm, at Souter View, Whitburn
– Tuesday, October 27, 7pm, at Boldon Village Hall
– Friday, October 30, 6pm, Westoe
– Saturday, October 31, 6pm, Ocean Road/Bents Park
– Friday, November 6, 6pm, Laygate
– Thursday, November 12, 6pm at Horsley Hill
– Wednesday, November 25, 7pm, Hindmarch shops, East Boldon
– Thursday, November 26, 7pm, Wellands, Whitburn
– Tuesday, December 8, 7pm, at Boldon Colliery Children’s Centre
– Friday, December 11, 7pm, The Village Library, Whitburn
– Wednesday, December 16, 6pm, Harton Moor
– Monday, January 25, 6pm, at The Wedge
– Wednesday, February 24, 6pm, at Horsley Hill
– Tuesday, April 13, 6pm, at Cleadon Park and The Lonnen

I’m not sure of exact locations, but if you see a large group of policemen accompanied by representatives from South Tyneside Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, community wardens, community safety and South Tyneside Homes, then that’s your cue to join in and get involved.

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Written by curly

October 26, 2009 at 7:51 pm

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  1. So residents in Cleadon Park have to wait until April? Six months? That hardly shows an urgency to engage.


    October 26, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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