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Covid-19 joint patrols carried out by Kettering Borough Council Wardens and Northamptonshire Police to keep the community safe

Published: Friday, 13th November 2020

Wardens from Kettering Borough Council and Officers from Northamptonshire Police have been patrolling the borough to help keep the community safe during the national lockdown.

So far, patrols have taken place in Kettering, Rothwell and Desborough, with officers and wardens engaging with the public and providing reassurance.

The joint patrols have been coordinated as a result of the national lockdown, to promote government guidelines and enforce regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The patrols will continue as part of a planned programme to ensure the safety of the public.

A range of enforcement action can be imposed should it be required, to help prevent risks and encourage people to behave responsibly.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “These joint patrols are fundamental in ensuring the public are reassured, safe and complying with the latest government guidance on Covid-19. Thank you to Northamptonshire Police and our Wardens for your outstanding efforts and helping to keep the community safe during this difficult time.”

Superintendent Elliot Foskett, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “We have been provided with funding by the Home Office to help enforce the Covid-19 legislation and as a result have been working closely with our local councils to patrol our towns and villages. The vast majority of people are following the guidelines and I thank them for that, however, we will not shy away from taking enforcement action when it is clear a breach has taken place.”

Note to Editor

If you witness a breach of Covid-19 restrictions, you can report this to Northamptonshire Police on their website.

For regular service updates, health and advice, how you can help in the community, business support and more in Kettering, visit: kettering.gov.uk/coronavirus