Police patrols to talk to borough residents

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Police in North Tyneside have been out on patrol to talk to the public about policing issues and concerns affecting them.

Officers were in the Meadow Well Estate to speak to local residents with Meadow Well Connected, a Community Centre based in the middle of the estate, to listen to concerns and tackle issues raised as part of their policing strategy.

The Meadow Well Connected group also helps provide diverse activities for people suffering social difficulties such as drug or alcohol dependency, low education attainment, debt and poverty issues or those with housing or health concerns.

Sergeant Guy Morgan, of the North Shields neighbourhood policing team, said: “This is an excellent way of us engaging with the community.

“By working with our partners, those who may feel vulnerable or unsure of police are able to talk to a third party to express concerns.

“We are out patrolling the streets to make it accessible for passing residents and so that they don’t feel pressured to attend any sort of public or formal meeting.”

Officers will be at the corner of Padstow Road, Ripley Avenue and Avon Avenue on Tuesday, May 7, at 5.30pm.