The Allerdale neighbourhood policing team and partners have been highlighting their year-round work as part of anti-social behaviour awareness week.

Officers and partners within the local focus hub have been targeting local issues, engaging with the community, and highlighting the work of partners.

One of the local issues in Allerdale targeted during the week was fly tipping, the issue is part of an ongoing multi-agency operation known as Operation Respect.

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Inspector Scott Adams, from the Allerdale Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Operation Respect is just one example of the muti-agency work carried out to tackle anti-social behaviour within Allerdale.

"The neighbourhood policing team and partners will continue to address ASB issued raised by the community and we would encourage the public to continue to report incidents and concerns to us."

On July 21, an event was held at Hillside, Maryport led by Castle and Coats Housing Association jointed by partners from the Allerdale Local Focus Hub including the neighbourhood policing team and Allerdale Borough Council.

During the day volunteers filled two skips with waste and litter picked more than 30 bags, as well as tidying up the local community this was an opportunity for residents to speak to agencies for information and advice.

Castles and Coasts Housing Association Team Leader, Lena Johnson, said: "It was fantastic to join our partners and deliver some really positive events and initiatives in the summer sunshine, that really helped bring together communities.

"Antisocial behaviour can make people’s lives a misery, but these events serve as a reminder to people that there are a number of organisations here to support them, and also join them to help ensure their neighbourhoods are clean, safe and free from nuisance."

Emma Thompson Allerdale Local Focus Hub Manager added: "The first of our four Multi Agency Community Days provided an excellent opportunity to discuss issues with residents.

"The approach we have taken this year is very much about reinforcing positive behaviours and respecting where we live. Partners and residents alike spent many hours cleaning up their community, chatting and learning about services, and the Police Dogs were a huge hit."