Merseyside Police have
launched:- 'Operation Respect'
ON Friday, 27 May 2016, Merseyside
Police launched:- 'Operation Respect.' This is a 6 week long
operation, aimed at tackling anti social behaviour and environmental issues in
the Bootle area. Throughout the 6 weeks, Officers, Sefton Council (including
Active Sefton sports and fitness service) and local housing agencies, will all
carry out a number of initiatives and activities in the area of Hornby Road,
Peel Road, Akenside Street and Gray Street. These will include:-
► Cleaning of alleys and streets in the area, who have
been affected by fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling and graffiti.
► Adult classes at Linacre Hub, Linacre Road, every
Wednesday, commencing 6 June 2016, between 6pm to 8pm.
► Family Kayaking sessions at Crosby Lakeside, on
Saturday mornings, that stared on 28 May 2016, running from 10am to 11.30am
► Family fitness sessions at Linacre mission, will
take place every Wednesday, for 6 weeks, commencing 8 June 2016, for adults and
children ages 4+
► Surgeries at St Leonards Community Centre, Peel
► Active Sefton are offering 50% off sporting
activities during the half term programme:- 'Be Active' for
children participating in the Respect programme.
► Street Games programme will also commence late June,
in the area, giving children and young people (aged 8+) the opportunity to get
more active by taking part in a range of sports including football, basketball
and fitness sessions for FREE.
► Information leaflets being distributed to local
St Monica's Headmaster Paul Kinsella said:- "This community fun day is a
lovely way to launch our 90th birthday celebrations and show local residents,
Councillors all the great things going on around the school."
Bootle Neighbourhood Inspector Ian Jones said:- "These activities and
events are all about a community working together to improve the streets in
which we live and work, making them cleaner, safer and a place to be prouder of.
Anti-social behaviour, graffiti, dog fouling and littering have a major impact
on the quality of life of residents, and we are determined to use all our powers
to tackle these issues. The events and offers being put on are also a great
opportunity for people, young and old, to get more involved in their local
community, be it through classes, sports and community events. We always welcome
information from the community on crime, anti-social behaviour and other issues,
so I would encourage residents to engage with us and help us tackle the problems
affecting you. People can give us information in a number of ways, either
through speaking to their Neighbourhood Officers, calling 101, or the
independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. I would also encourage people
to register with our new, free community messaging service Mersey Now, where we
can keep you updated on community news and crime prevention advice."
Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:- "We
have been working closely with partners such as Merseyside Police for some time
as we look to tackle anti-social behaviour and create safe, inclusive
communities in the borough. The launch of Operation Respect is shaping up to be
a great day and I am delighted that our Active Sefton team will be delivering
some of their hugely popular sessions on the day. The events organised as part
of Operation Respect are open to all, young and old, in the community and I look
forward to seeing everyone at the launch event."