RESIDENTS have been reassured that any information they share with the police about criminal activity is always completely anonymous.

The reassurance comes from PCSO Liz Chesters, whose area takes in Holmes Chapel.

She said: “Within the last month local officers have conducted two warrants in Holmes Chapel which were based on information being provided to us by the local community.

“This is an example of how we can act on a resident’s concerns or worries if they feel that criminal activity is happening in their area.

“A lot of people are usually concerned about approaching us as they do not want repercussions.

“However there are a lot of ways information can be shared with us, and everything submitted is always completely anonymous.

“As well as contacting us at the community meetings or social media pages, you can contact Crimestoppers, an independent UK charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime, which is 100 per cent anonymous.

“The number to contact is 0800 555 111. If you are interested in more of our activity follow us on social media where we are able to speak directly to you as our community about incidents and crimes we are finding in the area.

“Please like our Facebook page, Dane Valley Police, or follow or Twitter account @DaneValleyPol.

“We would like to give you the opportunity to attend one of our community meetings below, where you can come along to speak to your local officers about any issues you have in the area, or just for a general chat.

“There is no appointment needed as the meetings are a ‘drop-in’ session.”

The next sessions at Holmes Chapel Community Centre are on August 19 from 2pm to 3pm and August 30 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.