Taking pride in Warsop
Warsop will be the focus of a 'week of action' as local organisations spend seven days trying to make the area a cleaner and safer place for local people to live.
Residents have raised concerns about their local area, with topics ranging from litter to a lack of activities for young people. From Monday 21st July 2008, a raft of agencies will join forces for a major plan of action to address some of these issues.
The 'week of action' is being organised by MPAC (Mansfield Partnership Against Crime), the group which brings together local councils, emergency services, charities, community groups and voluntary agencies to tackle crime and anti social behaviour in the district.
Residents will see a big presence of local organisations during the week with activities happening every day. These range from home fire safety advice, removing graffiti and tackling anti-social behaviour to tidying up grot spots, specialist support for drug users and alcoholics, activities for young people and targeting offenders.
Organisations involved include the Neighbourhood Management Team, Tenants and Residents groups, Mansfield District Council, Notts County Council, Warsop Parish Council, Youth Services, the Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Police, Fire and Rescue, Neighbourhood Watch, Victim Support, Streetcare, Magistrates Court, Youth Offending Service, TV Licensing, Trading Standards, Sorted, W.A.M, Let's Build, Direct Access, Face It, the Probation Service, Hetty's, Crimestoppers, DVLA, Groundwork and most importantly – local people.
Days and weeks of action are part of the government's RESPECT agenda and are organised across the county.
If you live in the Warsop area and would like a FREE home safety check during the week of action all 01623 666999.
To see if you are eligible for one of 300 free Smartwater units please contact the Smartwater Team on 07809 689755 or write to the Crime Reduction Manager at Mansfield Police Station, Great Central Road, Mansfield. We only have three hundred free units on offer but we may be able to sell Smartwater to other none eligible persons. Eligibility relates to analysis of burglary trends, ie we need to target the most vulnerable areas.
Further information about specific events and initiatives being held during the week of action will appear on this page at a later date.