Local councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass are pleased to see the difference new policing arrangements are having on the Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck since they pushed the Council for their introduction at the end of last year.
Residents and businesses had expressed their concerns that additional support was needed for the Managed Approach.
After raising these concerns the local councillors were delighted that extra resources were introduced as part of a more tailored, strategic and operational approach. This new approach includes a renewed emphasis on policing, cleansing and related support services as part of a push to address the issues raised in the local community.
The councillors took part in a walkabout of the Managed Approach earlier this week and were joined by residents who said they were already starting to see changes for the better since the introduction of the new arrangements, and are looking forward to this continuing.
Councillor Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck) said:
“We’ve listened to local residents and their concerns. We have responded and they have told us that they can already see the difference the dedicated policing team is having on their day-to-day lives since its introduction before Christmas.
“It’s great to see the positive impact the extra policing is having on the area and we’ll continue to work with our residents and businesses as well as ensure meaningful support continues to be in place to help and safeguard residents and those involved with on-street sex work.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Angela Gabriel (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck)