Published June 15, 2016 at 14:43
A LIVE broadcast, which allowed Rossendale residents to ask the police and council questions about anti social behaviour, has been hailed a success.
*Pictured is PCSO Callam Nuttall, Inspector Steve Rides and Alison Wilkins from Rossendale Council
Over 130 people have logged on to watch the session which took place last Tuesday morning (7 June).
Almost 50 questions were submitted on a range of topics from speeding, parking and youth nuisance to drugs, dog fouling and the misuse of quad bikes.
Inspector Steve Rides who led the session said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to let Rossendale residents know what we are doing to tackle the issues which concern them.
“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit questions. We had some excellent feedback from members of the public and we hope to run similar sessions in the future.
“I encourage local residents to continue to speak to us – there are so many ways that people can do that whether through the Rossendale Facebook or Twitter pages, on our website or by calling us on 101.
“We also have our free messaging system ‘In The Know’ which allows residents to receive information from the police in Lancashire about crimes or incidents in their area.
“We will continue to use the latest technology to engage with members of the public and ultimately to ensure Rossendale remains a safe place for people to live, work and visit.”
Alison Wilkins from Rossendale Council, who took part in the event, added:
“It was great to be part of this new community engagement facility. We’ve received some excellent feedback on the session. It was really useful for all involved.”
To view the session, people can click on this YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQFnV_ks8F0.
To find out more about what the police are doing in Rossendale visit www.lancashire.pnn.police.uk or log on to Facebook and Twitter and search for @rossendalepolice. Alternatively people can sign up to In the Know by visiting www.stayintheknow.co.uk