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We’re working with partners to improve Hillfields for the local community

We’re committed to working with a group of partners in Hillfields to make it a better place to live and work.

We’re working with West Midlands Police and Coventry City Council as part of the #OurHillfields partnership to combine and focus resources and tackle the things that matter most to the local community.

Our director of care and support Peter Gill said: “We’re committed to working with our partners in Hillfields to make a positive difference for our customers and communities.

“At Citizen we have worked hard to gather intelligence, which we have shared with our partners, and this has led to legal enforcements and prosecutions in the area.

“We’d encourage anyone in Hillfields who has witnessed anti-social behaviour to get in touch with the Hillfields team so we can address it. We’re continuing to work with our partners in Hillfields and look forward to making a further impact in the community.”

Sergeant Kim Keating from Hillfields neighbourhood policng team said : “#OurHillfields is about making sure that all those people working in Hillfields are working together and coordinating our efforts in the area. Often the issues they deal with are just one part of a wider problem that can be tackled much more effectively if we coordinate our resources.

“We know that seeing is believing and we will be working hard to keep the community updated with any progress and results we have as well as being really open about any issues that may take longer to sort out.

“Hillfields has great community spirit, there are lots of people that have lived and worked in the area for years who want to help improve some of the issues the area faces.

“Between police, the council and Citizen, we’ve got the tools and the resources to deal with the majority of issues in the area.  However, we can’t do this alone, we need the local residents and businesses to work with us.

“We can only tackle issues if we know about them, so we’re asking Hillfields residents and businesses to get in touch and let us know about anything that is causing them concern.

“Whether it’s a reports of noise nuisance, problems with vandalism or rubbish or people committing crime or behaving in an anti-social way, the #OurHillfields team can look into these issues and work with you on a solution.”

A postcard has been created for all partners to give out during their daily work in Hillfields and posters and leaflets will appear in main community spaces.

Each of these give a number of options for reporting issues and we are asking those of you local to Hillfields make a note of the contact details and use them if you come across an issue.

Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities and Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “The value of partnership work is crucial. We want the local community to know that there are a whole range of people working day in, day out to help improve the area and in the city.

“That includes the Council carrying out operations targeting fly tippers and clearing rubbish from public spaces, Citizen improving the level of security within their high rise blocks and the local police making sure that their officers are regularly patrolling the worst hit areas for crime and anti-social behaviour.

“We want the community to report their concerns.”

The shared approach across the three organisations is already starting to see results.  The partnership worked together to design and put up a number of lamppost posters promoting Crimestoppers if people want to report issues anonymously. Reports have already started coming in that are being used to inform police and partner activity in the area.

There is also a regular ‘PACT’ (police and communities together) meeting held  that is attended by all the agencies where you can go along and speak to people in person about any issues you have.

The #OurHillfields team are committed to keeping everyone updated on their work and any results and progress across their channels so follow the #ourhillfields hashtag for updates.

Find out more about what we’ve been doing in the video below:


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