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Goldington Week of Action

Monday 13th September 2010


Residents of Goldington are in for a busy time during the Bedford Borough Partnership’s Week of Action, which runs from 20th–25th September. A range of high profile public events will take place throughout the week, with the aim of helping to build and reinforce community spirit in the area, as well as ensuring everyone has a good time.

Local services including Bedford Borough Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service, and other partner organisations, will be involving the whole community in informative and fun activities. The focus is upon improving local people’s health, combating anti-social behaviour and crime, building a sense of community and tackling other issues of concern to residents.

On 22nd September, at 2pm, the Deputy Mayor of Bedford Borough, Charles Royden, will attend a healthy living initiative set up in Church Lane, Bedford – in which stalls will offer health advice and free health checks. The seven stalls in total (open from 2 – 7pm, and located in between Aldi and the shop parade), will enable individuals to seek advice and guidance on matters such as smoking, obesity, drugs and alcohol, with the objective to encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. There will also be lots of other information stalls, from outside the health sector, present on the day.


The Deputy Mayor of Bedford Borough, Charles Royden, said: “This week reflects how successful partnership working can be in getting positive messages across to the local community. The previous ‘Goldington - Week of Action’ took place in April, and it was so popular, Bedford Borough Council and its partners decided to organise another.”

Some of the outcomes from April’s ‘Goldington Week of Action’ include:


  • Over 200 Home Fire Safety Checks carried out
  • Over 100 smoke detectors fitted
  • Over 70 people visited the Mobile Police Station
  • At least 28 homes received Smartwater
  • 12 Young People attended the Youth Services Safety Information Session
  • 450 Children attended the Play Ranger day at Mowsbury Park


On Thursday 23rd September, Bedfordshire Police’s Operation Vision, High Impact Day will take place. Staff from right across the organisation will don their high visibility vests and take part in community engagement, knocking on doors and asking residents what their priorities are.


Inspector Gavin Hughes-Rowlands, Bedfordshire Police, said: “This week will build upon our work in Goldington over the past two years to reduce anti-social behaviour that has included extra patrols during the school holidays, late night patrols and focusing on getting troublesome young people on Acceptable Behaviour Contracts or ASBO’s. This year Operation Vision is bringing even more resources to focus upon the area." 


For a list of ‘Goldington Week of Action’ events, please click here.

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