Posted on 17th February 2014
Police joined the Bright Opportunities social club to speak to the group about the importance of road safety.
Officers from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the Bright Choice Saturday Club on Saturday, February 15 to chat to the group about road safety awareness and staying safe when out and about.
PC Mark Parkinson and PCSO Patrick Haley introduced themselves to the group and spoke to them about the role that the Safer Neighbourhood team play in the community. During the visit, the officers ran an open question session to listen to any concerns and offer advice on any issues that the group had.
PC Parkinson from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to visit the group and to break down barriers so that they can get to know us and what we do in the community.
“The visit was a great opportunity for us engage with the group and we will be looking to visit again to provide different advice sessions in the future.
“It was really beneficial for us to visit the group to give out the message that we are here to help if they have any issues when they are out and about and not just to deal with crime.”
Bright Opportunities is a not-for-profit service which works to support adults with learning difficulties living in the High Peak area. The service runs community based day services to provide support and a variety of activities around leisure, education and development.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.