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Police and fire service pitch safety messages to High Peak campsites

Posted on 31st July 2013

Campers staying at sites in the High Peak are being visited by police and the fire service during a summer safety and security campaign.

Officers from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team are joining up with High Peak community fire safety officers to chat with campers about a range of issues.

These include removing valuables from tents and not leaving any items such as sat navs on show when leaving their cars.

Campsite owners were also urged to give safety advice to their visitors and to put up police posters reminding campers about vehicle and personal security.

Warnings about extinguishing barbecues correctly, not throwing hot disposable ones into bins or taking them into tents and the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning were also given by the fire safety officers.

The first rounds of safety and security visits took place on Monday, July 29 and there are more planned for Wednesday, August 14.

PCSO Linda Cook, from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We get so many campsite visitors over the summer and it’s important that they stay safe from crime and the risks around fire.

“By teaming up with the fire service, we’ve been able to speak directly to campers and campsite owners and give them a lot of how they can enjoy their stays trouble-free.

“The feedback we had from people was great and hopefully the visits will make campsites in our area even safer than they already are.”

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