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Constituency Team tackles anti-social behaviour in New Brighton
A CONSTITUENCY Team has been formed to tackle problems of anti-social behaviour in New Brighton.
The Wallasey Team - featuring Wirral council staff, police, business leaders and councillors - is one of four tackling similar issues across the borough.
It became aware of problems around the Wellington Road Conservation Area, focusing on an empty-listed property which had become a target for vandals.
There have also been some problems with litter, particularly on local beaches, and the promenade.
Wirral council say the team is tackling issues common to seaside resorts the UK over and is having a positive effect.
Caroline Laing, constituency manager for Wallasey, said: "This new approach is aimed at tackling issues at source, and focussing resources at the specific needs of individual areas, such as New Brighton, which has very particular needs thanks to its increased public profile."
Anti-social behaviour at Wellington Road is being tackled. A clean-up of the area involving the council's ranger service and Biffa is also underway.
Cllr George Davies, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, housing and engagement, said: "The constituency teams are still in their infancy, but this is a great example of how they will work in practice, involving not only council officers and the police, but Councillors, businesses, local residents and volunteers.
"Sharing services and sharing knowledge means we can intervene early, reducing the demands on public services, reducing costs, and improving outcomes for local people and, in New Brighton's case, visitors.
"We are convinced that not only will neighbourhood teams result in better, more effective services, but they are the way forward in working together to tackle very specific local problems, as has happened in New Brighton.”
Danny Hynd, project director of Neptune Investments said they were delighted to be working as part of the initiative.
He added: "Marine Point is a great development and we are very happy to be playing a role in New Brighton’s continued success, and delighted to be working with local people and agencies as part of this important local initiative."
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