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Gardeners and residents secure advice from police at a community garden event in Chesterfield

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Holmebrook Hunloke garden crime prevention stall- Jun 17

Residents, gardeners and volunteers had the chance to pick up advice about crime prevention thanks during a community garden plant fair and gala day in Birdholme, Chesterfield.

Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood policing team set up the stall at the event at the Hunloke Community Garden on Saturday, May 20.

The team spent a few of hours at the garden, on Church Street South, meeting the local community and talking to people about keeping themselves, their homes, sheds, gardens and their vehicles secure.

It took place as part of the gala day to open a new play area at the nearby Langerfield Park, and aimed to raise money for the Hunloke Community Garden, which was created by local people from a derelict field.

It is now a working garden growing vegetables and plants for sale and includes a leisure side with formal flower beds, wildlife areas, a pond and information boards.

PCSO Judith Cornwall of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We were delighted to be able to support this community event. It was a really successful day for both the garden and our team as we spoke to many residents, helping them to stay safe and secure no matter where they are or what they are doing.”

The team hold regular surgeries and crime prevention events in the area. To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101 or send them a message by clicking here.

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