Making Hatfield's streets safer is the aim of a multi-agency initiative which will be holding a community event for residents. 

Police officers in Welwyn Hatfield are joining together with local partners to host the event as part of the ongoing Safer Streets project.

It will take place in Goldings Crescent, Hatfield, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday, June 4.

The Safer Streets project aims to reduce reports of vehicle crime and county line drug dealing. It is also targeting criminal damage and associated anti-social behaviour.

The project focuses on hotspot areas in Hatfield and measures include upgraded CCTV along with regular patrols as part of Operation Oarlock.

A variety of local partners from the local Community Safety Partnership are involved in the project, including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and housing providers.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Amy Sheldon said: “The event in Goldings Crescent will give the community a chance to speak to us and our partners about the project.

"We’ll be providing crime prevention advice to locals and encouraging them to sign up to our new community messaging platform, Herts Connected.

“We’re working really hard to tackle criminality in the area and you may have already spotted us out and about on our Operation Oarlock patrols.

"This is another opportunity for you to say hello and tell us your thoughts on the work we are doing. Please do come along as we want the public to be involved in the project. We want to know your views as it helps us to target our activity in the right places.

“At the event, we will be encouraging people to sign up to our new community messaging platform Herts Connected.

"If you have not yet signed up, now is a great time as will be posting regular updates about the project."

Safer Streets focuses on the following Hatfield hotspots: Goldings House, Goldings Crescent, Link Close, Wood Close, Wood Vale, Deerswood Avenue, Northdown Road, Garden Avenue, Roe Green Lane and St Albans Road West.

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The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a group of organisations that share the same goal to make the Welwyn Hatfield community a safe place to live, work and study.

It includes Hertfordshire Constabulary, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, the University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council, East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and justice services.

“We are looking forward to hosting the event with our partners and we hope to see lots of you there,” added Amy Sheldon.