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More than 150 people attend Padiham drop-in event

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Thursday, 23 November, 2017

More than 150 people attended a drop-in session in Padiham as part of a series of events aimed at highlighting the work being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Residents turned out, despite the wind and rain, to raise concerns, issues and ideas with representatives from a range of organisations, including Burnley Council, Lancashire Police, Calico, Burnley Leisure and other organisations that work with young people, Burnley FC in the Community, and representatives from the voluntary sector.

Elected councillors from both the Gawthorpe and Hapton with Park wards were also at the event, along with Burnley Council’s Executive member for communities, Councillor Lian Pate.

The event, held last night (Wed 22nd Nov) at the town’s fire station, also gave people the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about what is happening to tackle local problems. CCTV coverage, issues around drugs, and youth nuisance were among the topics raised.

The borough’s MATAC group, which brings together a wide range of agencies to take a co-ordinated approach to tackling crime and ASB, organised the drop-in session. There were also information boards with facts and figures about issues which members of the public had raised during the ‘online’ Police and Community Together event for Padiham a few weeks ago.

Councillor Pate, who chairs the MATAC group, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part in this event, especially all the residents who came along and raised their concerns with us. We are listening and work is being done to address their concerns.

“I’d continue to encourage anyone with any information about crime and anti-social behavior in Padiham to either contact the police or the council. We will use that intelligence from the local community in our fight to make the town safer.”

 

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