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HALLIWELL NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012 Police and 3000 community members celebrate Halliwell’s diversity

Inspector Paul Devall

On 21st and 22nd April, the Halliwell policing team jointed partners from community groups, charities, local businesses, schools, Bolton council, the Fire Service and army at the third annual Halliwell Respect Me, Respect You event. The event, which was held in Queen’s Park, attracted over 3000 people from the local area, and fun was had by all as community groups, schools and Bolton residents took part in live performances and the ‘Halliwell’s Got Talent’ competition over the two day event. To find out more, or to take part in next year’s event, contact or call 01204 33 3675.

Police arrest one after two cannabis farms found and destroyed in Halliwell During April, the Halliwell policing team executed a warrant on Elmwood Grove and Bardon Close and discovered two cannabis farms. The farms have now been dismantled and destroyed, and one male has been arrested. The team are continuing their enquiries. To report information about drug dealing or drug taking, contact the Halliwell policing team on 0161 856 5619.

Sergeant Andrea Roocroft

PC Hayley Fleming

PC Bryan Newbold

PC Robert Bolton

PC David Ashcroft

PCSO Julie Swift

PCSO Lil Leatham

PCSO Trevor Fearon

PCSO Paul Exton

Meet and tweet the Halliwell policing team! This month, the Halliwell team says farewell to Sergeant Kevin Lister, who has been working in this area for over 3 years. The team wishes him well in his new role as Acting Inspector at Farnworth. Andrea Roocroft is the new Sergeant for Halliwell. To meet the Halliwell policing team, and discuss crime or anti-social behaviour issues, you can attend police surgeries at: Co-Op, Chorley Old Rd, 23rd June at 12 – 1pm, 6th July at 1- 2pm, and 21st July at 12 – 1pm. Co-Op, Brownlow Way, 11th June at 6.30 - 8pm and 22nd June at 6.30 - 8pm. Morrisons, Mornington Road, 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July, 17th July and 31st July, all at 2 – 5pm. Aldi, Higher Bridge Street, 13th June, 4th July, and 25th July, all at 5 - 6.30pm. You can also follow the Halliwell policing team on Twitter at: @TWITTER.COM/GMPBoltonCentre.

0161 856 5619 999 – Emergency 101 – Nonemergency bolton.neighbourhoo d team

HALLIWELL NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012 Day of action to tackle fly-tipping and bin fires On Wednesday, 25th April, Bolton Council’s Environmental Enforcement team and the Halliwell policing team carried out a day of action around Elmwood and Norwood Grove, to tackle fly-tipping, bins being left out, contaminated recycling and littering in this area. This was as a result of information from community members. The teams reported that: Four contaminated recycling bins were removed. One fly-tipped sofa was found. A letter was sent to the suspected fly-tipper and an interview has been arranged. Four grey bins were found to have been left out between collections, and warning letters sent to these properties. The Environmental Enforcement team, Halliwell policing team and the Fire Service are urging all residents to remember to bring their bins back in on the day that they are collected. This is to prevent wheelie bin fires and so that potential burglars cannot use bins to climb on in order to break into properties. For further information on bin collections, call 01204 33 6632.

150 bags of rubbish cleared by local offenders A piece of land in Halliwell, which was attracting litter, fly tipping and antisocial behaviour, has been cleaned up as part of Community Payback punishment for supervised offenders. The piece of land, behind the Diabetes Centre bordering on Queen’s Park, was an eye sore for local residents. Over five days, the offenders cleaned up 150 bags of rubbish and cut back overgrown bushes and trees to transform the land into a safe and useable green space for residents in this area. To nominate an area to be cleaned up by the Community Payback team, contact

Visit Halliwell UCAN Centre, Hatfield Road As you may know, the Halliwell UCAN Centre on Hatfield Road has recently been re-launched. You can now visit the centre on: Mondays 9am -1pm Tuesdays 9.30am – 6pm Wednesdays 9.30am – 6pm Thursdays 9.30am – 6pm Fridays 9.30 – 5pm Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm Call in to speak to the Community Safety officer of policing team, or to take part in activities such as yoga or dancing, to use services such debt and welfare advice or to use the computers for job seeking or to improve your CV. Children and young people in Halliwell can also take part in Body Rocker’s dance sessions at Halliwell UCAN Centre, Hatfield Road.

Before………………………………and after the clean up on 20th March.

Do something exciting this summer! 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. Visit the website to find out what’s going on in Halliwell this summer!

You can also find free activities for children and young people taking place on ABC Park off Brownlow Way in Halliwell every Tuesday from 3.30 – 5.30pm.

The sessions, which cost £2, take place on Friday evenings, between 6.15 – 7.15pm for 7 – 11 year olds, and between 7.15 – 8.15pm for 12 – 18 yr olds. Call 01204 335378 for further details about activities at the centre.