Police and council officers visit Lees and Cross Roads residents (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Police and council officers visit Lees and Cross Roads residents
3:19pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
Police officers, council wardens and councillors made a clean sweep in Lees and Cross Roads.
They chatted with dozens of residents during a "beat sweep" in the joint villages.
Five police officers were each accompanied by a district or parish councillor as they knocked on doors.
They gave crime prevention advice and collected people's e-mail addresses so they could keep neighbourhoods informed.
Meanwhile street wardens and dog wardens patrolled the streets looking out for problems such as fly tipping or dog fouling.
Officers also checked for parking problems as parents collected pupils from Lees Primary School. PC Adam Beecroft, one of those taking part, said that such "meet and greet" days useful to build links with the community.
He said: "We're trying to get as many residents' e-mail addresses so we can fire out envelopes that will factor in the area.
"For instance, with regard to insecure cars there were suspects in the Worth Valley a couple of weeks ago so we sent a message out."
Also taking part were Police Community Support Officers Farooq Hussain and Helen Wynn-Evans whose regular beat includes Cross Roads.