Bid to tackle crime in Padiham

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A series of events is being held in Padiham over the coming weeks to highlight the work being done to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

The events will also give residents the opportunity to raise issues and areas of concern, as well as finding out more about what is happening to tackle local problems.

The borough’s MATAC group, which brings together a wide range of agencies to take a co-ordinated approach to tackling crime and ASB, is organising the campaign.

Coun. Lian Pate, who chairs the group, said: “We’ve acted on concerns raised by people in Padiham. The aim is to give residents the opportunity to raise issues and to ask questions.

“It’s also a chance for them to find out more about what is being done to make Padiham safer. A lot of that work goes on quietly, behind the scenes, and people may not be aware of all the hard work that is taking place.

“Various organisations that are working in the town will come together to explain what they are doing and to answer questions from residents.”

An online Police and Communities Together (PACT) session will be held on Wednesday November 1st between 4pm-7pm.

During the session people can ask questions via social media (Facebook/Twitter) and email and they will get responses from the police and council officers, together with representatives from Burnley Leisure and Lancashire County Council’s youth outreach services.

People are also being encouraged to submit their questions before the event by emailing as well as taking part in the “live” online session.