They’re cleaning up the neighbourhood

Left to right, PCSO Andy Bell, senior neighbourhood co-ordinator for Hartlepool Borough Council Jon Wright, crime prevention officer Colin Hopkins, community safety officer Andrew Hughes, alleygates maintainer Shaun Hoggarth, community liaison manager for Cleveland Fire Brigade Peter Bradley'' and PC Mick McArdel
Left to right, PCSO Andy Bell, senior neighbourhood co-ordinator for Hartlepool Borough Council Jon Wright, crime prevention officer Colin Hopkins, community safety officer Andrew Hughes, alleygates maintainer Shaun Hoggarth, community liaison manager for Cleveland Fire Brigade Peter Bradley'' and PC Mick McArdel

A NEIGHBOURHOOD is set to be tidied during a week-long operation.

Operation Cleansweep is coming to Hutton Avenue, in Hartlepool, to carry out a series of environmental improvement works and reassure local residents.

The scheme is being carried out by various agencies under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

The operation, which will start on Monday, follows a meeting held by the Hutton Avenue Residents’ Association with Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond.

Mayor Drummond said: “At the recent meeting I was impressed with the passion for their neighbourhood and their determination to tackle the issues, particularly around traffic, that most concern them.

“A range of immediate improvement works is planned as part of Operation Cleansweep, and we will also be looking to build on these in the future by continuing to work closely with residents.”

Works to be carried out include improvements to street lighting and road markings, removal of graffiti from back alleyways, cleaning of streets and the replacement of traffic signage.

A series of initiatives will also run throughout the week, including free crime prevention advice, home fire safety checks by Cleveland Fire Brigade and extra patrols by Police Community Safety Officers (PCSOs).

A drop-in event will also take place from 10am-12.30pm on Saturday, February 5, at St Joseph’s Church where local residents will be able to get more advice and dog micro-chipping.

For more information contact community safety officer Andrew Hughes on (01429) 405577.