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The latest Cleansweep Operation heads to Tenterden and Ashford

Ashford Borough’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) held their latest Operation Cleansweep last month.

Council officers and members from both Ashford Borough and Tenterden Town Councils teamed up with officers from Kent Police (including PCSO’s and Neighbourhood Watch), KCC Community Wardens and colleagues from HMRC.

Teams visited both Tenterden town centre and several sites in Ashford, including the High Street, Dover Place, Waitrose and the Skate Park. They met with local business owners and residents, identified parking issues and carried out licensing checks.

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Following the event Kent Police received seven new Neighbourhood Watch scheme applications.

Cllr Brad Bradford, portfolio holder for Health, Parking and Community Safety said: “Cleansweep Operations provide us with an opportunity to team up with colleagues from other services and offer information and support to our residents and businesses.

“The partnership had a fantastic day meeting community members to find out what issues matter to them and to discuss how we might be able to help and we are very pleased to see the positive response to the promotion of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

“Our CSP members can’t be everywhere all the time so it’s important that our residents know they can feedback their concerns to us, enabling us to work with them to tackle any issues, resulting in safer and happier communities.

For further information on these operations or any other aspect of community safety you can contact the Community Safety Unit on csu@ashford.gov.uk, call 01233 3308912 or visit the council's Community Safety webpage

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