Several agencies pooled their resources for a day of action in Beccles targeting community safety issues.

Authorities from various departments of East Suffolk Council along with the Suffolk Police, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, and East Suffolk Services Ltd participated in the event on June 19.

The operation was initiated by the East Suffolk Community Safety Partnership, intending to enhance community safety through a day of cooperative vigilance.

Council officers performed a sequence of inspections and checks, including potential abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping sites, food venues and taxi compliance.

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The police provided a clear presence with foot patrols and conducted traffic speed and vehicle checks, while the fire service conducted residential safety checks.

The interactive event resulted in five bags of litter collected, one bin repair, four issues with bin compliance, seven detected fly-tipping sites, identification of three potentially abandoned vehicles, the rectification of seven private property issues, two taxi services checked and thirty properties of interest marked by the fraud team.

Nicole Rickard, head of communities and leisure at East Suffolk Council said: “This successful day of targeted activity allowed partners to work together, carrying out checks and looking for ways to improve community safety in Beccles.

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"As well as checking for compliance and safety issues, illegal activity and anti-social behaviour, we were also able to provide advice and guidance to residents and businesses, who welcomed the activity and we are grateful to those who took the time to raise any concerns.”

Inspector Mark Jackson, of Suffolk Police, said: “This was a great example of the police supporting the lead partners to address issues that are of concern to the community.

"We look forward to supporting these other agencies with similar events in the future.”

The Beccles operation follows similar ones conducted in Lowestoft in the previous month and Felixstowe in the past year.