Day of Action for Kempston
Representatives from the Council, Police, bpha and Fire and
Rescue Service and other community safety partners will be holding
a ‘Day of Action’ at the Springfield Centre in Kempston on Saturday
22nd February 2014, between 10am and 2pm.
The aim of the day is to give local people the opportunity to
meet with these community safety service providers and find out
more about the services on offer; and to raise any specific
community safety issues or concerns they have and discuss what can
be done together to tackle them.
The day will also see targeted action to address anti-social
behaviour such as littering, dog fouling, graffiti, drug and
alcohol misuse and other behaviour which may trouble local
residents. This will include enforcement patrols, education
and information gathering.
Council officers will be carrying out a community clean up which
will include litter picking and graffiti removal. Local
police officers will be opening the mobile police station, at the
Springfield Centre, where free crime prevention advice will be
available, along with the opportunity to meet local Neighbourhood
Watch co-ordinators and the anti-social behaviour co-ordinator.
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
David Padgett from Victim Support 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.
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.”
- The Kempston Day of Action is organised by the Bedford Borough
Community Safety Partnership, a multi-agency forum including
Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police, NHS Bedfordshire,
bpha, Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service and
Bedfordshire Probation Trust, which works to reduce crime and
anti-social behaviour across the Borough