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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 fire.

 

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

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