Police advice events draw crowds

Safer Neighbourhood Officer, PC Chris Whitehead, left, with Richard Parnell, centre owner, and Danielle Taylor, centre flower arranger, bringing some floral displays for the exhibition unit.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112522
Safer Neighbourhood Officer, PC Chris Whitehead, left, with Richard Parnell, centre owner, and Danielle Taylor, centre flower arranger, bringing some floral displays for the exhibition unit. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112522

SCARBOROUGH Police are putting their weight behind a national crime prevention campaign by holding a number of roadshow events across the area.

Officers were at Irton Garden Centre on Wednesday as part of National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week.

Local Safer Neighbourhood Officer, PC Chris Whitehead, said the events had been a huge success and gave residents the opportunity to learn about watch schemes, obtain crime prevention advice and tell officers what they are most concerned about.

He added: “Active engagement with residents is a vital part in reducing crime and the fear of crime. Neighbourhood Watch Schemes don’t just help to tackle crime, they also create a strong bond within the community with people looking out for one another.”

Advice on offer included: Neighbourhood Watch schemes and how residents can set them up; free bike stamping and cycle immobilizers; specific crime prevention advice on how to prevent your valuable tools and metal ornaments from being stolen.