Pupils tackle anti-social behaviour
Dated: 24 Nov 2009
Pupils at a Gateshead school are helping police paint a bigger picture when it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour and parking problems in their community.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team in the Gateshead South area visited pupils at Kells Lane Primary School in Low Fell to ask them to become police officers for the day and help design posters to address inconsiderate parking.
Working with partner agencies, funding has been secured to construct signs which will be based on a winning designs by pupils and displayed in Kells Lane Park.
CSO Julie McGow, said: "We want to reassure the community that not only are we listening to their concerns and feedback, we are making sure we are involving them in making a difference and communicating with all audiences.
"As part of the Policing Pledge, we are working with external agencies to help improve and support policing services and we would like to thank Sainsbury's and the Metro Radio Arena for their kind donations to the children of Kells Lane School."
"Anti-social behaviour has decreased in the area after executing various successful operations which saw 30 items of alcohol seized and three arrests."
The eleven lucky winners, who were presented with their prizes of gift vouchers, ice hockey matchday tickets, chocolates and teddy bears included:
- Farmina Ahmed
- Katie Armstrong
- Daniel Blacklock
- Kyle Donaldson
- Beth Harrrison
- Emily Jones
- Grace Lilley
- Lauren Ramshaw
- Olivia Turnbull
- Jamie Westgate
- Madeleine Wilson