Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team taking part in 90 days strong campaign this summer
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The Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team is taking part in a campaign called 90 Days Strong this summer.
The campaign which runs until the end of August will see PCSOs re-engaging with communities as we move out of lockdown whilst also supporting community building.
As well as this local officers will be making new contacts, identifying assets and supporting the public to help bring everyone back together after months of isolation.
This work also ties in within the ASB Awareness Week which is running this week and is a national campaign which aims to encourage communities to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and highlight the options available to those facing it.
Over recent days local officers have been out engaging with communities and visiting areas that are known to be ASB hotspots to remind residents of the ways to report issues and re-enforce how this behaviour will not be tolerated.
A number of events will be taking place over the coming months which include a multi-agency cocooning event in the Moors estate which will include partners such as Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Families First. Details of the timings will be released in due course.
Next Tuesday (27 July), officers will be visiting St Paul's Walk with the Community Engagement Vehicle from 4pm to 7pm to engage with communities to that everyone can work together to tackle ASB issues in the area.
As well as this PCSOs are going to be working with GDASS, Gloucestershire's Domestic Abuse support charity, and doing talks at a number of premises to raise awareness of what Domestic Abuse is and the support that is available.
Work is also continuing with the Anti-Social Behaviour and Community Engagement teams at Cheltenham Borough Homes to organise joint events during the summer holidays.
Inspector Mike Yates said: "The communities of Cheltenham are really strong willed and I feel that our campaign will help to bring them together even more so.
"Re-engaging with communities as we move out of lockdown and supporting community building is something that we are always keen to continue and I hope that the campaign is very successful.
"The team looks forward to seeing everyone over the coming months and we will be promoting any additional events on our Twitter by visiting https://twitter.com/CheltPolice ."