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Tesco workers team up with police to clean Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:01 11 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:23 01 July 2010

Officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be accompanied by an army of students from Notre Dame High School in the clean-up of Rose Lane Car Park

Officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be accompanied by an army of students from Notre Dame High School in the clean-up of Rose Lane Car Park

Norfolk Police have formed an alliance with a number of local groups who will take to the streets on Monday 24th May as part of an operation aimed at sprucing up grimy areas of Norwich City Centre.

Norfolk Police have formed an alliance with a number of local groups who will take to the streets on Monday 24th May as part of an operation aimed at sprucing up grimy areas of Norwich City Centre.

Rose Lane Car Park and Lion and Castle Yard have both been scheduled for extensive clean-up operations by the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) who has prioritised graffiti and litter on the agenda of issues to be tackled.

Officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be accompanied by an army of students from Notre Dame High School in the clean-up of Rose Lane Car Park which will start at 1.30pm.

The second clean-up of Lion and Castle Yard is scheduled to take place at 10am, which will see Tesco staff helping officers, alongside volunteers from City Centre Partnership, Norwich Citizens and market traders. The volunteers will collect litter while painting walls to cover graffiti.

Inspector Ross McDermott expressed his delight at the enthusiasm towards the joint effort, saying that is was an effective way of addressing important issues raised by the local community.

He added: “Due to anti-social behaviour by a small minority of people, places can easily be spoiled. We are responding by taking action to improve the quality of life for those people who use these areas.”

Tesco have supplied relevant equipment for the clean-ups to take place, and market traders are to supply gloves for those painting and provide refreshments for the painstaking work.

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