SOUTH Lakes neighbourhood policing teams will highlight the work they do as part of a national week of action.

From Monday, January 23, the police teams will address the work they do as part of neighbourhood policing week of action.

Their officers and PCSOs work tirelessly with communities and partner agencies to ensure residents and businesses receive the best possible local policing service.

The South Lakes neighbourhood policing team have been tackling a number of issues within the community including anti-social behaviour, rural crime and road safety. 

Some of the actions they take to prevent these issues are early intervention.

Throughout the year they visit local schools, local groups and individuals in the community to educate them on issues.

Rural Crime is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and is something that the neighbourhood policing teams are proactive in their activity to engage with the local farming community and regularly run initiatives across policing departments, with neighbouring forces and with partner agencies, targeting this area of crime.

During the week officers from the neighbourhood policing team will be:

Monday 23 January  

  • Sedbergh anti-social behaviour and school parking patrols. Also targeting anti-social driving and speeding  
  • Anti-social behaviour day of action in Westmorland Shopping centre 
  • Multi agency work with Cumbria County Council in Windermere 
  • Litter picks with schools in Windermere

Tuesday 24 January  

  • Kendal School visit by PCSO to talk about anti-social behaviour 
  • Tackling anti-social drivers in the Booths, Ulverston area

Wednesday 25 January  

  • Kendal event in town centre at HSBC on fraud and anti-social behaviour.  
  • Patrols in the area of Helm Close, Windermere and multi-agency drop in 
  • Tackling anti-social drivers Ulverston

Thursday 26 January 

  • Crooklands Auction mart rural crime drop in  
  • Patrols in the following areas, Helm Close, Windermere, Ambleside area and Ulverston Town 
  • Tackling anti-social drivers in Ulverston 
  • School parking patrols in Pennigton 
  • Police desk is being held Great Urswick

Friday 27 January  

  • Kendal School visit to talk about anti-social behaviour 
  • High visibility patrols in Kendal

Saturday 28 January  

  • Patrols in hot spot areas in Stainton 
  • Bike marking event in Ulverston rural

Sunday 29 January  

  • Patrols in hot spot areas in Stainton 
  • Multi agency event to address sheep worrying in Coniston

Inspector Grant Kelso, South Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We are continuing to tackle issues that are affecting the communities of South Lakes and we ask you continue to report these to us and our partners. 

"As in other areas of Cumbria in the South Lakes we are looking at introducing Community Beat Officers to further improve our local services and provide a regular face to build relationships within our communities."