Queens Street Day of Action
The Bedford Community Safety Partnership is holding a ‘Day of
Action’ on Queens Street on Tuesday 9th
It is hoped the day will enable local residents to highlight any
issues which are affecting them and help local authorities and
other groups to work together in a concentrated effort to improve
the quality of life for local people.
The Community Safety Partnership comprises Bedford Borough
Council, Bedfordshire Police, NHS Bedfordshire, bpha, Bedfordshire
and Luton Fire and Rescue Fire and Rescue Service and Bedfordshire
Probation Trust who all work together to reduce crime and
anti-social behaviour across the Borough.
The Day of Action will target anti-social behaviour such as
littering, dog fouling, graffiti, drug and alcohol misuse and other
behaviour which may trouble local residents.
Local police officers will be opening the mobile police station
from 8am and free crime prevention advice will be available, along
with the opportunity to meet local Neighbourhood Watch
co-ordinators, the anti-social behaviour co-ordinator and hate
Officers will also be around in the area doing high visibility
patrols in support of Operation Nevis, the summer anti-social
Local residents will also be encouraged to get involved with
Neighbourhood Watch and attend a meeting taking place on the 11th
August at the Tavistock Centre.
Area Commander Tony Rogers from Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and
Rescue Service is the Chair of the Bedford Borough Community Safety
Partnership, he said: “These days of action are an excellent
example of how local services can work in partnership together to
help local communities.
“Fire service personnel will be in the area to provide fire
safety and community safety advice for residents and local
businesses, and taking practical steps to help reduce the risk of
Councillor Sarah Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community and
Regulatory Services, said: “This day of action demonstrates just
how much we can do when we all work together.
“It also provides an excellent opportunity for a range of
different organisations to speak directly to local residents and
help tackle the issues that are affecting their lives.”