Multifaceted approach at Jewel Scheme

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY . . . local residents meet members of the various organisations involved at the unit on Jade Terrace.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY . . . local residents meet members of the various organisations involved at the unit on Jade Terrace.

RESIDENTS of the Jewel Scheme in Bellshill were given the chance to meet with various community representatives last week.

The Times & Speaker recently reported that a multi-agency initiative had been launched in the area, with an information unit set up in Jade Terrace for local residents to get more information.

Inspector Stewart Hurry of Bellshill police explained: “We organised a local initiative at the Jewel Scheme which saw the police along with North Lanarkshire’s community learning and development, housing and social work departments, Routes to Work and NHS Lanarkshire working together to solve problems.

“Community officers accompanied representatives of the partner agencies daily, attending homes and businesses to speak with them about any issues they may be experiencing.

“The community was given a number of opportunities to speak to agencies on their own doorsteps and tell them how services could be improved, and to find out how to access services already in existence.

“As a partnership we were keen to send a message to residents in the area that with our joined up in our approach to tackling issues, together we will make the area a more desirable place to stay and rid the area of anti-social behaviour and problem tenants.”