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Sanctuary working with the police to keep communities safe

1 October 2018
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A partnership between Sanctuary Housing and the police is helping to strengthen relationships with residents in a Gloucestershire suburb.

Housing officers and Police Community Support Officers from the Gloucestershire Constabulary have been out and about visiting people in the Hunts Grove area of Hardwicke.

They spent an afternoon chatting with residents in Acorn Way about keeping the neighbourhood safe and encouraging them to report any incidents of antisocial behaviour.

Both Sanctuary and the police are determined to increase their presence in the community and intend to make the visits as regular as possible.

Sanctuary Housing officer Rahim Nazarali said: “This was an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves and get to know people in the area and it was great to meet with residents and listen to their concerns.

“It is important that everyone works together to keep the community safe and partnerships like this can only help to achieve that.”

Police Community Support Officer Rachel Addinall commented: “Residents are the eyes and ears in their neighbourhoods and spending time with them was extremely beneficial.

“We are happy to be working alongside Sanctuary Housing and look forward to this partnership having a positive impact.”


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