POLICE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO GET IN TOUCH AHEAD OF THIS YEAR’S GRAND NATIONAL March 28th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments POLICE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO GET IN TOUCH AHEAD OF THIS YEAR’S GRAND NATIONAL Residents in Aintree and Maghull are being invited to share with police any issues or concerns they have ahead of the Aintree Festival next week. With more than 150,000 racegoers set to attend the event from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, the community’s dedicated neighbourhood police team want to ensure there is minimal disruption and inconvenience for residents during the three-day festival. Despite the huge attendance figures, the festival has an excellent track record of deterring crime and anti-social behaviour and a multi-agency operation involving police officers from across the Force will once again aim to ensure the 2013 event is safe and enjoyable for all. Neighbourhood officers will be speaking to residents living in some of the busiest streets around the racecourse to let them know who they can contact if they experience any problems with issues such as car parking, litter and anti-social behaviour during the event. Inspector Phil Hatton said his officers want to reassure local residents that they will be on hand to deal with any concerns they may have. Inspector Phil Hatton, said:”The Aintree Festival is a wonderful three-day event that puts Merseyside on the sporting map. The tens of thousands of visitors we welcome to the area every year in early April have a great time and we are grateful to local residents for their patience and co-operation in helping us to successfully police the event year on year. “We recognise that large numbers of people will inevitably have a knock-on effect on the local community, many of who continue their daily lives while Aintree is on. As with every year there will be a large-scale policing operation running on all three days to ensure the event passes safely and my neighbourhood team will also be there to address any concerns that residents may have. “Not only will these officers be dedicated to responding to any calls about issues such as anti-social behaviour and disorder outside of the racecourse throughout the festival, they will also be looking to speak to anyone living locally who may have experienced problems in previous years. We want to hear from these people so we can discuss with them how we can address them this year and ensure the same issues don’t arise again so that the event is a winner for all.” Aintree and Maghull residents can contact their neighbourhood team by sending an email to mailto:[email protected], or call the non-emergency number 101. Related Comments comments!