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Northallerton people surveyed over the town's Night Marshalls scheme
3:46pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
PEOPLE in the county town of North Yorkshire are being asked for their views on a late-night safety initiative.
The Night Marshalls patrol Northallerton town centre every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 4am, when licensed premises are at their busiest.
Their aim is to provide a reassuring presence, promote community safety, tackle anti-social behaviour and help improve the street environment.
An initiative of the Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership, the scheme has now been running for almost two years and in that time the marshalls have dealt with a variety of incidents of violence and anti-social behaviour.
They have worked with and assisted police on numerous occasions which have led to arrests and offenders being dealt with by the police - particularly those involved in alcohol related incidents.
“In order for the Community Safety Partnership to continue this scheme we need the views of the public,” said community safety manager Pat Wilson.
“We need to know what people think of the work the marshalls do, how they feel about their safety at night in Northallerton town centre and what else can be done to improve their safety on a night out.”
Police Community Support Officers will be conducting surveys while out on patrol in Northallerton over the next few weeks.
Survey forms are available from Northallerton police station and Hambleton District Council offices at Stone Cross or can be completed online at hambleton.gov.uk/surveys/marshall no later than September 23.
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