Jan 9 2013 by Jess Etherington, Birkenhead News
POLICE community Support Officers have been given mountain bikes in an attempt to fight anti- social behaviour in areas of Birkenhead.
Wirral Partnership Homes provided the bikes, worth a total of £900, to two officers who cover the Claughton, Oxton and Noctorum areas so that they no longer have to cover the area by foot.
WPH has previously been recognised for their work in reducing anti-social behaviour and received a 'Tilley’ Award from the Home Office in 2010 which awards ‘successful and innovative crime fighting projects’.
PCSOs Andy Smith and Sarah Taylor said: “The mountain bikes are great and we are proud to serve our community and are very grateful to WPH for their donation. They will be another string to our bow as well as helping us become mobile and visible which we know residents want.”
Clare Moore, WPH Tenancy Enforcement Manager added: “We are really committed to working in partnership with Merseyside Police to help reduce anti-social behaviour so that our residents can enjoy their homes and live in peace and quiet.”