Police event bids to improve lives

Police across north Norfolk were this week tackling a series of events to try to improve the lives of local people.The area's neighbourhood policing teams are involved in a county-wide Brighter Lives in Norfolk initiative.

Police across north Norfolk were this week tackling a series of events to try to improve the lives of local people.

The area's neighbourhood policing teams are involved in a county-wide Brighter Lives in Norfolk initiative.

It is aimed at encouraging and motivating communities to work together to address local problems, issues and concerns, to improve the quality of life.

Local teams are involved in a variety of events working with local agencies and voluntary organisations to improve the environment, reduce crime and put in place crime prevention techniques to help local people feel safer.


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Tomorrow Cromer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Victory Housing and partners will be attending a 'multi-agency community ice breaker' at Felbrigg Village Hall.

The event is for the all the community and agencies to work together to restore confidence following a period of anti-social behaviour in the village and identify strategies to solve the problem.

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Also tomorrow, a police community support officer will be visit North Walsham Nursery School to talk to the children about keeping safe.

Police officers are supporting the week-long initiative with high visibility neighbourhood patrols, checks on school truants and anti-social behaviour patrols.

There will also be checks around the sale of alcohol, cigarettes and fireworks to underage children.

The neighbourhood policing teams will also be helping to improve the local environment through the removal of litter, fly posters and graffiti.

Chief Inspector Gavin Tempest, said: 'I hope this week will demonstrate quite clearly what can be achieved through partnership working.

'Although 'Brighter Lives' lasts one week, with the help of local people the results can be felt for months. It is an opportunity for communities to start afresh and make a permanent difference in their neighbourhoods.

'We recognise that to resolve long-term crime, disorder and quality of life concerns in our communities we need to work with residents and businesses as well as other organisations at a local and county level.'

If you see someone committing a crime or if you suspect someone of being involved in crime, make sure you report it to police on 0845 456 4567 or call 999 in an emergency.

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