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Talk Of The Town

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In West Yorkshire, police in Keighley are aiming to make themselves the talk of the town after giving residents more chance to speak to them than ever before.

Officers from the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team are asking residents to pop in or drop them a line to make sure they are fighting crime after expanding their list of community contact points, following success at tackling anti social behaviour.
Venues now up and running as regular surgeries in the town include Keighley College, Low Fold Community Centre, Highfield Community Centre and the Keith Thompson Centre in Braithwaite and Police have said information from them has proved invaluable in helping officers solve local problems.
Drop in question and answer sessions and surgeries are also now underway at the Keighley Library on North Street with more planned through partners as part of the scheme.
They will include surgeries on:
Monday 17th January 18:00 – 19:00?Wednesday 26th January 18:00 – 19:00?Friday 4th February 18:00 – 19:00?Monday 14th February 09:00 – 10:00?Wednesday 23rd February 09:00 – 10:00
?Issues which the NPT have been able to address through information from the public in recent months have included under age drinking at Ingrow Skate Park and anti social behaviour in Queens Road.
Sergeant Steph Fox of the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said the team were working to expand the surgery network still further.
She said: “We have worked hard to boost our number of community contact points over the past year and can now offer residents more places and times to meet with local NPT officers than ever before.?“Regular contact sessions are available at the library in the town centre, the leisure centre and the Low Fold Centre and we are also in talks with partners about providing even more venues.”
The sergeant said the surgeries proved beneficial for both residents and officers as they helped them build and maintain close relationships with people in their patches.
“Policing can only work effectively when residents can trust us to keep us informed about their issues and then see us taking action to address them.”

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