Last night, Councillors for Cambridge ward in Southport were invited to meet with one of Cambridge ward police officers for a walk through part of the Marshside estate, in order for them to understand some of the potential issues that may have led to the increase in reports of anti-social behaviour and damage to property recently.
As a result, some issues of poor lighting around the path between Coyford Drive leading to the rear of the Co-Op, and also in the car park adjacent to Marshside Primary school were identified. Police spoke with some local residents who stopped to speak with them.
Issues in and around the Elswick Road area were raised and will be acted on. The 'Community Payback' system was discussed. This was utilised in the past, to get offenders to help restore the area after damage had been caused. Councillors will now look at how that system may be utilised again, where offenders are identified as responsible for anti-social behaviour or damage to property in the area.
The faulty street lights identified on this walk-thru have been reported to the Council for repair, but don't wait for someone else to report faulty lights that are leaving your area in darkness. If you want to report a broken street light or bollard you can do so online by going to the link below. If the situation is dangerous situations (e.g. electrical wires are exposed) please contact us (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) on 0345 140 0845. If the emergency is out of hours (Weekends or evenings 4pm - 8am) call our Sefton Arc team on 0151 922 6107.
The Marshside and Crossens areas remain a patrol priority area. Please go and speak to police when you see them on patrol in the area.
Finally, if you have any information on who may be responsible for the issues or who is involved in crime in this area or any other, you can report anonymously by phoning CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crowd.in/H20dYy