PEOPLE living in Swindon’s town centre are being asked to identify problems in their area ahead of a multi-agency crackdown next week.

The Week Of Action, which is being co-ordinated by Swindon Community Safety Partnership will run from Monday, May 14, to Friday, May 19.

It aims to give people in the town centre additional and visible community safety support, information and reassurance.

The initiative will involve a number of Swindon Council departments, including housing, trading standards, highways and neighbourhood wardens.

Ward councillors and other agencies, such as Wiltshire Police and the court service, will also be involved.

Wiltshire Probation’s community payback team will also be undertaking some work during the week.

It aims to balance enforcement action, tackling environmental crime such as litter and graffiti with consultation with communities.

An audit of the area, to determine priorities for the week, is currently being undertaken but people can still contact Swindon CSP to tell them about any issues in their area.

Richard Palusinski, the head of Swindon CSP, said: “Swindon is a safe place compared to other places of a similar size and this can lead to complacency.

“It is important, with summer coming, to remind people of the things they can do to keep safe.

“The Swindon Community Safety Partnership Team will visit a number of places in the town centre offering practical advice on personal, property and vehicle safety, along with free bike marking and registering. There will also be an opportunity to purchase safety items.

“The events will be staffed by officers from the police, Swindon Council, fire and rescue and other appropriate agencies.”

Members of the public can shape the priorities for the Week Of Action by calling the Community Safety Partnership on 01793 466506 or emailing their ideas to csp@ by tomorrow.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer for the Week Of Action can contact Mark Walker, the locality lead for the town centre, by telephoning 01793 464605 or emailing