Posted on 2nd November 2016
An event in the Poolsbrook area set up to give residents a chance to meet their local emergency services teams has been hailed a success.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, roads policing unit and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were joined by staff from Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council Youth Services for the event on Wednesday, October 26.
Local residents and their families stopped by to speak to officers and staff from all agencies, and had the chance to take a look around police and fire vehicles, try on uniform and see what equipment the teams use.
Sporting Futures also held activities for young people on the nearby playing fields, thanks to funding from Staveley Town Council.
PCSO Anna Kelsey of the Middlecroft and Poolsbrook Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has been involved in organising the event.
She said: “We wanted to hold a community event to give residents a chance to get to know us and staff from the different organisations who we work alongside to help keep Poolsbrook and the surrounding area safe.
“It was great to see so many faces, and we really enjoyed getting to know some of the people living in the area.”
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