Day of Action for Shortstown and New Cardington development
Residents of Shortstown, including the New Cardington
development have been invited to take part in a special,
multi-agency “Day of Action”, focused on community safety in their
local area, on Saturday 22nd June 2013.
A ‘Day of Action’ provides a great opportunity for residents to
meet officers from the Council, police, fire service and other
partnership members to tell them what it is like to live in the
area. It also helps the agencies on the Community Safety
Partnership to work with local people to improve the area.
The Community Safety Partnership comprises Bedford Borough
Council, Bedfordshire Police, NHS Bedfordshire, bpha, Bedfordshire
and Luton 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 as well
as other behaviour which concerns local residents. This will
include enforcement patrols, education and information
Local police officers will be opening the mobile police station,
on Beauvais Square, between 10am and 2pm where free crime
prevention advice will be available, along with the opportunity to
meet local Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators, the anti-social
behaviour co-ordinator & housing officers from bpha.
The R.A.V.E bus will also be present as an ideal meeting place
for young people providing widescreen TV, DVD & CD
players. In addition young people can join in organised youth
activities at the Village Hall.
Local residents will also be encouraged to get involved with
representatives from Neighbourhood Watch, Bedford Borough Council
Safeguarding Teams and Cambridge Alcohol network, who provide
advice on drug and alcohol related issues.
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.”