Cumbria Police will be using the next week to showcase the 'vital' work that their officers carry out across South Lakes.

They will be recognising the efforts put in on a daily basis to help tackle issues that matter the most to the local community.

During the week of action, officers and staff from the South Lakes Neighbourhood Policing team will be out tackling anti-social behaviour and drugs issues. 

Inspector Ross Woods of the South Lakes NPT, said: “The activity we’re  conducting this week in South Lakes is just a snapshot of what our officers and staff do all year round. 

“We will continue to ensure that our neighbourhood officers are placed in areas where you need them and address the issues that matter the most to you."

Police desks will also be held in each locality, giving residents an opportunity to meet their local officers at the following locations:

  • Tuesday January 23 – The Pit Stop, Broughton in Furness - 10:00-11:00am 
  • Wednesday January 24 – Ambleside Police Station, Rydal Road - 10:00am-12:00
  • Wednesday January 24 – ASDA, Burton Road, Kendal - 10:00am-12:00
  • Friday January 26 – Booths, Windermere - 10:00am-12:00 
  • Friday January 26 – Urswick Parish Rooms - 09:30-11:00am

"I would encourage you to attend the local police desks and get to know your local officers who are placed within your communities to pursue criminals and prevent and tackle neighbourhood crime," Inspector Woods added.

The police have already highlighted some of the recent work that the South Lakes NPT has conducted thanks to community participation.

Residents on the Hallgarth Estate in Kendal said that an off-road motorbike was causing issues with noise and dangerous riding - within an hour the motorbike had been seen by the officers and was seized using powers under the Road Traffic Act. 

The team have also been utilising a new scheme ‘Operation Retail’ to increase the number of people prosecuted for retail thefts, shown by two males being charged last week after being involved in high value alcohol thefts across the country.