POLICE have launched a new safety initiative in Pennyburn following two muggings earlier this year.
Locality Policing officers were joined by representatives of the Pennyburn Community, elected representatives, and a number of North Ayrshire Community Planning partners, for a ‘walkabout’ of the Pennyburn area of Kilwinning last week (on Wednesday, October, 18).
These walkabouts, known formally as Environmental Visual Audits (EVA), provide an opportunity for everyone with an interest in the community, to raise local concerns, and identify solutions.
During the walkabout, a number of concerns were raised in relation to incidents of antisocial behaviour, road traffic complaints, and issues with roads and lighting.
Actions were identified to address these issues, with relevant agencies making commitments to consider workable solutions to the issues.
PC Braddick of Kilwinning Locality Policing Team, commented “Environmental Visual Audits provide an opportunity for local people and partner agencies to work together to solve problems within their area.
“This collaborative approach allowed us to make a partnership plan with a focus on improving the quality of life within our communities, whilst also maintaining safety and wellbeing. We will be working together in the coming weeks to tackle the issues raised.”
For more information about the work of North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership in your locality visit: http://www.northayrshire.community/
If you have concerns about antisocial or criminal behaviour in your community phone 101 to discuss with local officers.