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EAST NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWSLETTER Summer 2012 TACKLING ON STREET DRINKING IN BOLTON A borough wide Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) is set to come into force across Bolton in June 2012. This means that anyone drinking alcohol on the street and causing anti-social behaviour can have their alcohol confiscated, may be issued with a ÂŁ50 Fixed Penalty Notice, or may be prosecuted and subject to a ÂŁ500 fine.

Inspector Sgt Warren Wayne Readfern Noblett

Signs will be erected across East Bolton and the rest of the borough to mark the presence of the DPPO. (Awaiting Photo)

Sgt Martin Lally

HAVE YOUR SAY ON POLICING ISSUES On a monthly basis a PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting is held for the Astley Bridge ward. Elected Members, Your Neighbourhood Policing Team and partner agencies meet to discuss and take action on issues that matter most to you and your community. These may include: Anti-social behaviour Dog fouling Graffiti Drug dealing Parking issues If you are experiencing problems and would like them to be discussed at the PACT meetings contact your Elected Member, a member of the Policing Team or Sharon Pendlebury, Community Safety Officer on 01204 334018 or email

TACKLING SPEEDING DRIVERS Residents in the local area have complained about speeding cars on Thicketford Brow. Therefore your Local Police Team requested the mobile Traffic Enforcement unit. From January 2012 Thicketford Road has seen regular speed enforcement as a Community Concern Site. Since enforcement began 789 offences have been detected. The highest speed prosecuted was 61 mph. The unit will continue to target this hot spot throughout the year to target drivers who continue to drive in an irresponsible way.

Sgt Martin Kirby

To report issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in your community speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on:

0161 856 5761 boltoneast.neighbou rhoodteam@gmp.po

In an emergency always call 999. For a non-emergency, or to report a crime call 101 Experiencing anti-social behaviour? The first step to stopping it is to report it. Bolton Council Anti-social Behaviour Line: 01204 336500


Wondering what's going on in your local area this summer? has been designed to offer young people the opportunity to experience a whole host of exciting activities in their area.


KEEP BURGLARS OUT As temperatures are set to rise over the coming weeks, in the East Bolton Neighbourhood Policing Team are urging residents to keep their homes and businesses safe from burglars by following these simple tips:  Keep your doors and windows locked.  Ensure you have the back door locked when answering the front door. Don’t give someone the chance to sneak in while you are distracted.  Keep house and car keys out of sight.  Keep valuables such as I-pods, cameras, mobile phones or laptops out of sight, and away from windows or doors.  Mark all your valuable belongings with your post code and house number, or the first two letters of your house name, with an ultraviolet pen  Leave lights on if you are going to be out in the evening – a light in bedroom or bathroom, rather than just the hallway, is a good idea.  Consider fitting security lighting at the front and back of your home.  If you have a burglar alarm, use it.  Register your property at Following a recent increase garage/shed break’s in the area we are asking residents to make sure they pay particular attention to the security of their sheds, garages and out-houses. For more crime prevention advice contact Greater Manchester Police 101 or visit and search under Crime Reduction Advice. In an emergency always call 999. Are you interested in finding out how you can help reduce crime and the fear of crime in your neighbourhood? If so, then you may be interested in setting up a Homewatch scheme in your local area. To find out more, please speak to Bolton Police Partnership Team 0161 856 7901 or email


CROMPTON COMMUNITY DAY The first Crompton Community Day th took place on 30 June at the Cobden Street Centre and Wolfendon Playing Fields. Over 700 residents attended and were treated to a wide range of activities including a climbing wall, food stalls and meeting Constable Cub.

FREE TARGET HARDENING All Bolton residents are eligible for free home security improvements. Community Safety Services is coordinating a project to prevent burglaries across Bolton by offering households the opportunity for a free home safety assessment and to have free security improvements installed. Please call the One Stop Shop on 01204 331990 to arrange an appointment for our contractor to come out and assess your property. Once you have provided your details we will contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit your home and carry out an assessment. The types of improvements made include things like door locks, window locks, door chains and door viewers



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