Day of Action Hartwell Drive
Representatives from the Council, Police, bpha Limited, Jephson
& Aldwyck Housing Associations, and Fire and Rescue Service and
other community safety partners will be holding a ‘Day of
Action’ in Hartwell Drive on Saturday 2nd August 2014,
between 11am and 3pm.
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, on the
mid-field, based on Hartwell Drive, where free crime prevention
advice will be available, along with the opportunity to meet local
Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and representatives from the
council and police anti-social behaviour teams. Activities
will also be available to keep young children entertained.
Fire service personnel will be in the area to provide fire
safety and community safety advice for residents and taking
practical steps to help reduce the risk of fire.
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.”
Chief Inspector Julian Frost, Bedfordshire Police said “These
days of action are an excellent example of how local services can
work in partnership together to help local communities.”