Leicester

Charnwood community walks to tackle neighbourhood issues

Police officers in Leicestershire have joined forces with housing officers on a series of planned walks through six areas to tackle residents' problems.

The walks through six Charnwood communities aim to help resolve residents' concerns about a range of issues such as anti-social behaviour.

Insp Jamie Osborne said the walks made it easier for people to discuss their concerns face-to-face.

Each walk will be followed by a drop-in session at a community venue.

"Neighbourhood walks are a great way of getting to hear about local problems and instantly identifying the right agency to tackle that particular problem," said Insp Osborne.

Charnwood Borough Council housing officers and police have pledged to report back within six weeks to the community on the issues raised, which so far range from litter and dog fouling to anti-social behaviour and crime.

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