Cash found to see Hull's street marshals through Christmas
HULL: Funding has been secured to continue to the street marshals scheme over the festive period and into next year.
Hull City Council and Humberside Police have secured the funding to operate on a Friday and a Saturday night across the city centre, dealing with low-level antisocial behaviour.
Over the Christmas period, there will be more marshals available to help the public and support the police in dealing with crime and disorder.
The scheme, which is run by 24-7 Security, aims to make the city centre a safe and inviting place to visit.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
From January to October this year, street marshals dealt with 178 incidents, ranging from antisocial behaviour to medical emergencies.
Councillor John Hewitt, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and communities, said: "The marshals have proved invaluable in the city centre in assisting the police in reducing violent crime and antisocial behaviour.
"The scheme is going from strength to strength and I am pleased we have been able to continue the service across the Christmas period when the city centre will be full of people wanting to enjoy a safe night out in a friendly environment and the street marshals assist in making this possible."