Forest Town gets a clean up

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Councils and police joined forces with residents in Forest Town last week in a concerted campaign to make the area a better, cleaner and safer place to live.

The Forest Town Week of Action acted on concerns raised by residents including litter, road safety, anti-social behaviour and crime.

Five days of concentrated activity organised by Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Police included high visibility patrols, targeted enforcement action, community events and crime prevention initiatives.

The activities included:

The launch of a new free mobile phone text alert service for residents about criminal activity in the Forest Town area.

Additional litter and dog fouling enforcement patrols.

Action against motorists speeding, using mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts.

Handing out free shed intruder alarms to targeted properties.

A Police and Neighbourhood Warden street surgery.

A litter-pick and activities for young people.

Mayor Tony Egginton said: “The Forest Town Week of Action demonstrated to local people that their concerns are taken seriously by local agencies and that we are working together to make their area a better place to live.

“We have organised similar events in many areas of the Mansfield District over the last few years and they have been very effective in tackling and preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, raising awareness about services and promoting community spirit.”