Public and private partners came together in Bransholme for a day of action to combat arson and anti-social behaviour.
Property services company Fortem allowed multiple agencies to use their site on Coleford Grove in Bransholme as a base for the day of action.
Humberside Police, Ward Councillors, Fortem staff and Housing Officers visited hundreds of properties around West Carr to discuss issues facing the community such as anti-social behaviour and deliberate fires. Resiedents were offered a Safe and Well visit which Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Public Safety Advocates and a crew from Bransholme Blue Watch then carried out throughout the day.
Network Neighbourhoods and Hull CC's Neighbourhood Nuisance and Waste Management teams were on hand to assess fly tipping issues and remove bulky items which may be targets for arsonists.
Over 50 Safe and Well visits were delivered across the community, with residents happy to receive fire safety advice and have smoke alarms fitted where necessary.
Group Manager Simon Donnachie, Head of Service Delivery for Hull, was delighted with how the day went:
“The multi-agency approach to the Arson Action Day has been a massive success. Our friends and colleagues at Fortem provided a fantastic base from which all agencies could work effectively and identify those households who felt vulnerable from anti-social behaviour or fire.
"The West Carr ward has its issues, but the sense of community is strong and the majority of residents have welcomed the reassurance and advice from our Prevention staff. We have carried out over 50 Safe and Well visits giving valuable fire safety advice and fitting smoke alarms where needed. We look forward to doing the same on 29 July on the second Action Day.”