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Action days aimed at restoring neighbourhoods
9:57am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
A NEW series of action days aimed at restoring pride in Southampton’s neighbourhoods by tackling antisocial behaviour, fly-tipping, dog mess and littering gets under way tomorrow.
The council is joining forces with the police and fire service to take a fresh approach to tackling enviro-crime as well as educating residents about safety and crime prevention in hotspot across the city.
They will work with residents to make immediate improvements to streets while providing practical advice so they can be sustained by the local community.
The scheme also aims to raise awareness of the rights and responsibilities of residents and landlords to make streets a better and safer place to live.
The council says evidence has shown that neighbourhoods that are well kept, cleaner and greener are also safer and less likely to attract crime, improving the quality of life for residents.
Pilots have already been running at locations across Southampton over the past few weeks.