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Community Action Team Walkabout in South Moor

South Moor CAT-team

PCC Ron Hogg visits the Community Action Scheme in South Moor, Stanley to see how the Team pro-actively tackle neighbourhood environmental issues.

Ron Hogg, the Police Crime Commissioner has attended a walkabout in South Moor with Durham County Council’s Community Action Team. The Scheme links key partners and local residents to tackle housing and environmental issues in their area with the aim of improving the environment and health of the community by identifying local priorities and making best use of resources.

The Community Action Team (CAT) team deliver an 8-10 week rolling programme moving round the 8 Multi Agency Problem Solving Group (LMAPS) areas of County Durham. Within each area the team will focus on a specific community.

The CAT is currently working in the South Moor area from 17 June 2013 – 23 August 2013. Discussions with local residents and partners have identified the following priority issues;

  • Empty properties
  • Accumulations of refuse and fly-tipping
  • Housing standards in private rented dwellings

To date the project has identified 210 issues from which over 100 enforcement actions are pending.

Mr Hogg said of his visit:

‘I was keen to see first-hand how the team and its partners deliver a pro-active multi-disciplined approach to issues of direct concern to residents. I was impressed by the work the team are doing to bring about improvements in the environmental quality of the area’

Posted on Thursday 18th July 2013
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