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Bakewell police and fire service team up to host community roadshow

Posted on 14th May 2015

Police in Bakewell are teaming up with the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to host a community roadshow in Earl Sterndale and Crowdicote.

The team will be taking to the road on Thursday, May 28 to encourage residents in the rural communities to protect their properties from crime and the risk of fire.

PCSO Hayley Grundy from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team will be joined by Community Safety Officer, Jag Hayer from the Fire and Rescue service as part of the joint partnership initiative.

The pair will be visiting farms and other properties in the villages of Earl Sterndale and Crowdicote to advise residents about the steps that they can take to further protect their property from being targeted by criminals and to minimise the risk of fire breaking out.

As part of the roadshow, residents will be encouraged to sign up to free Farm Watch scheme to allow messages to be spread quickly around crime prevention advice and witness appeals within the rural communities.

The team will also be engaging with residents about the importance of working smoke alarms, having an escape plan in place and also adopting strong home security measures.

PCSO Hayley Grundy from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "This roadshow is a fantastic opportunity for us to work alongside our fire and rescue colleague to promote the message of farm safety and security.

"We will be speaking to residents throughout the day and will be on hand to answer any queries and offer crime prevention advice. I look forward to speaking to as many people as we can."

For more information about the event, or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101.

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