Police get on board in Haslingden crime fight

First published in Haslingden

NEIGHBOURHOOD police officers are tackling community concerns in Haslingden.

Residents are invited to visit their local neighbourhood policing team on May 29.

Police priorities for the area include anti-social behaviour and youths gathering to the rear of Haslingden market and behind the shops on Higher Deardengate, and anti-social behaviour at The Close, Rising Bridge.

The police team will be on board ‘STAN’ the van — a specially converted vehicle, aimed at bringing public services closer to communities.

It will be parked on John Street car park between 11am and 2pm.

STAN (Services To A Neighbourhood) is shared between Rossendale, Pendle and Ribble Valley Borough Councils supported by Lancashire County Council’s Help Direct and aims to help residents to find answers to a range of issues such as crime prevention and debt advice.

Community Beat Manager PC Claire Downs said: “We decided to re-launch the area’s PACT meeting.

"It will be run as a drop-in service rather than a formal meeting and we hope the public will feel more comfortable about attending and speaking with local officers.”

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Future dates include July 10 and August 21.

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