Deputy police commissioner praises clean-up of troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

PC Ian Roby with a plan of the work. With him, from left, are PCSO Claire Lindop, Neigbourhood Inspector Chris Evans and Jim Battle

PC Ian Roby with a plan of the work. With him, from left, are PCSO Claire Lindop, Neigbourhood Inspector Chris Evans and Jim Battle

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

THE deputy police commissioner praised work carried out on a Farnworth estate as being “a great example of neighbourhood policing”.

Jim Battle, Greater Manchester’s deputy commissioner, visited Campbell Court to see what had been done to improve the area.

He and Tony Lloyd, police commissioner for Greater Manchester, allocated funding to the area to transform a piece of land, formerly used as a walkway between Cawdor Walk and Cawdor Court on the estate and used as a dumping ground, into an attractive spot.

Mr Battle said: “The work on the Campbell Court estate is a great example of neighbourhood policing where police and residents have come together to make a massive difference.

"I am told people feel a lot safer on the estate. Neighbourhood policing is one of the top priorities for the funding.”

The cash boost was part of funding set aside to mark Greater Manchester Police 40th anniversary this year.

The work involved Bolton-based Mojo Trust carrying out the landscaping, to include a low maintenance garden. PC Ian Roby, from Bolton South Neighbourhood Policing Team, put forward the garden idea as a “thank you” to residents for their support during enforcement work on the estate.

Police and Bolton at Home, which owns the majority of properties on the estate, worked together to evict nuisance residents and tackle drug dealers. Complaints from residents have since plummeted.

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10:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Wolfie190 says...

We seem to have a problem in Bolton regarding driving standards maybe he could have a look at that problem if he doesnt he is deliberately avoiding doing so and he is in a non job.
We seem to have a problem in Bolton regarding driving standards maybe he could have a look at that problem if he doesnt he is deliberately avoiding doing so and he is in a non job. Wolfie190
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1:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

salviv15 says...

Just hope they haven't moved all the idiots anywhere near me and other decent folk. One of them burgled my house 4 yrs ago.
Just hope they haven't moved all the idiots anywhere near me and other decent folk. One of them burgled my house 4 yrs ago. salviv15
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7:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

SleepingThunder says...

Yes had a walk round yesterday & it was very multicultural, like farnworths very own Gaza strip, mattress dumped outside along with house waste & some properties boarded up. & do I want to know how much six pieces of wood arranged in 2 triangles filled with soil cost?
Or am I supposed to just stick my head in it & pretend everything is hunky dory.
Yes had a walk round yesterday & it was very multicultural, like farnworths very own Gaza strip, mattress dumped outside along with house waste & some properties boarded up. & do I want to know how much six pieces of wood arranged in 2 triangles filled with soil cost? Or am I supposed to just stick my head in it & pretend everything is hunky dory. SleepingThunder
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