Posted on 16th April 2014
Officers from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team headed out on the beat to lend a hand for the Big Buxton Spring Clean.
PCSO’s Patrick Haley and Alan Nield joined the Buxton Town Team and the groups of volunteers on Wednesday, April 9, as they began to clean the railings around the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
The volunteers were made up of 92 students from Buxton Community School, Saint Thomas More Catholic School, Saint Anne’s Catholic Primary School and the Public Services course at the University of Derby.
The day was organised by the Buxton Town Team and supported by police and Victoria Ellis, the Community Project Officer at High Peak Borough Council, ahead of the main town clean on Saturday, April 12.
PCSO Patrick Haley from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “It was fantastic to see such a great turn out for the Buxton Spring Clean made up of students, teachers, carers and community spirited people.
“It was a really good atmosphere on both days and a great opportunity for the younger school children to see the older students helping out to give back to their local community.
“During the event we were able to speak to people who have never really had any contact with the police about any issues affecting their neighbourhood and the ways that we can work to tackle these.”
Alana Peebles, one of the students from the University of Derby, said: “We are all volunteering here today to give back to the community and help to clean up our town. I am on the Public Services course at the University of Derby and volunteering is part of the course so it is great to see so many people here for the event.”
The Buxton and Fairfield Policing Team took to the streets on Saturday as residents met in the town for the second part of the Big Buxton Spring Clean, where around 85 people headed out into the community to show their support and help to clean up the town.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.