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Ashbourne police join forces with fire service to support local residents

Posted on 15th May 2015

Police in Ashbourne are joining forces with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to offer support and advice to residents in the town and surrounding villages.

PC Rachel Baggaley and PCSO Joanne Dales from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood teams are hosting a community roadshow throughout the next six months alongside the fire service’s Community Safety Officer for the Derbyshire Dales, Jag Hayer.

The events got underway on Friday, May 15, and will see the team visit properties in Ashbourne and rural villages in the area including Kirk Ireton, Hulland Ward, Hulland Village, Brailsford, Ednaston, Longford, Hollington and Shirley.

They will be promoting the hugely successful Farm Watch scheme, which sends information, alerts and appeals to farmers and rural residents tailored to their area in a bid to clamp down on rural crime.

Officers will also be visiting vulnerable people in the community to offer support and point them in the direction of other partner agencies should they need more help and assistance.

Jag will be on hand to offer fire safety advice and information, and carry out home safety and smoke alarm checks.

PCSO Dales said: “We are really pleased to be involved in this roadshow alongside Jag to offer support and guidance to rural and vulnerable residents. We hope it is successful and people are keen to find out more about the different schemes and initiatives on offer throughout the Derbyshire Dales to help them boost personal and property security and to feel safe in their own communities.

“If residents would like to find out more about the roadshow or speak to us about crime prevention and safety, I would urge them to contact me by dialling 101.”

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