30 June 2009

Success for Street Marshals project

Harlow Council is hoping to continue a three month pilot project that has been reducing anti-social behaviour in Harlow town centre.

The Street Marshals project started in March 2009 with funding from the Government. The funding paid for the employment of two trained and licensed staff to patrol the town centre at weekend evenings when there is the highest risk of anti-social behaviour. The role of the Marshals is to provide additional assistance to Police patrols and the existing Taxi Marshal scheme. Their presence helps to ensure that small scale incidents do not escalate in higher levels of criminal damage or violent behaviour.

The scheme has proved successful and over 16 nights of patrols the marshals dealt with numerous incidents...

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