Police help tidy park
Dated: 11 Nov 2009
Neighbourhood officers got their hands dirty helping a community group clean up a local park.
The Neighbourhood Beat Managers joined park wardens and the Friends of Leazes Park to clear it of litter as part of Not In My Neighbourhood Week.
The aim was to highlight the good work of the community group to help keep the park a clean and pleasant place for all its users.
Local officers joined the clean-up on Friday November 6.
PC Bob Dodds said: "The Friends of Leazes Park work really hard to ensure the park is a pleasant and attractive place for all users.
"It's important we support them and work closely with them in making the city an enjoyable place for everyone to be and subsequently attract more visitors.
"Residents in this area say the park being a desirable, safe and clean place to be is important. As a Neighbourhood team we work hard to ensure we're addressing the things the public see as their priority and litter is often raised as a concern.
"People hate to see litter - it's a real eyesore - and as part of Not In My neighbourhood Week we're highlighting the work that goes on her all year round to reduce it and make sure Leazes Park is clean."
Not In My Neighbourhood Week highlights the work taking place in communities by police, local agencies and other partners.