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Living in Grindleford event helps policing team boost profile

Posted on 29th April 2013

A two-day community event where residents of Grindleford could find out more on life in their neighbourhood saw police speaking to dozens of visitors about their work.

Officers from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team attended the event at several times over the two days.

They spoke to visitors about their current policing profiles, operations they have carried out in the local area and spoke to people about crime prevention.

Grindleford residents were told about home security items they can buy as part of Operation Illuminate and many were signed up to the free police messaging service, Derbyshire Alert.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, from the team, said: “It was a very well-attended event and a great way for us to chat to the community about what we do to keep the area safe, and how they can help.

“Although it is a safe area to live and visit, we always want people to be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour and to think about their own security.

“By going along and talking to people, we’ve made them aware of what they can do to protect themselves from crime and the importance of reporting odd activity to us, and hopefully that will help us keep Grindleford safe.”

The Living in Grindleford event was held at St Helen’s Church, in the village, on the weekend of Saturday, April 20.

It featured volunteers from the village’s Neighbourhood Watch, the various clubs and societies, sports teams, volunteer and historical groups, arts classes, youth club and more.

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