About 300 people played a part in Progress Housing Group’s first community safety week across South Ribble and the Fylde Coast.
The week kicked off with a launch event at The Best Western, Leyland Hotel, with a presentation from guest speaker Sarah Ellis, a barrister who specialises in anti-social behaviour in social housing.
She provided an insight into the current issues facing housing associations and their tenants.
Events and activities took place throughout the week, all with the aim of bringing communities together to make them safer places to live.
Residents and community safety partners, such as the local neighbourhood policing teams, attended a host of training and briefing sessions to gain an insight into the work Progress Housing Group and its partner companies New Progress Housing Association and New Fylde Housing do to engage with local residents and to combat anti-social behaviour.
Sessions included a presentation on the new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, fire safety in the home with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and a question and answer session with the Housing Group’s Tenancy Enforcement team.