Officers from the Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team have teamed up with partners from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and the Salvation Army to build upon the positive relationships with residents and increase trust and confidence in the area of Dinnington.
Leicester Road in Dinnington has had concerns raised from the local community about fly tipping, littering and environmental health issues.
Today (Friday 1 March) Police Community Support Officers (PSCO’s) Natalie White and Simone Stacey and PC Angela Rollett patrolled the road speaking to local residents, encouraging them to take more responsibility for the cleanliness of the area.
RMBC provided a large industrial sized skip, which residents could put their rubbish, old furniture and garden waste in. They also provided information on bin collection and recycling and their area wardens and environmental officers were available to give advice on vermin control.
Enforcement officers were also in the area ensuring that landlords of properties were complying with licencing regulations and providing a safe environment for their tenants.
The Rotherham Council Neighbourhood Team provided a ‘market place’ style event with stallholders providing information and advice for the area at the Salvation Army on Leicester Road. Stalls were hosted by Rotherfed, Yorkshire Housing and Dinnington Town Council , food bank representatives and local councillors.
PCSO White said: “Today is not about enforcement or prosecution; it is about building relationships with the local community and encouraging them to want to live in a safer and cleaner area.”
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