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Derby police join forces with local business for children's sports event on the Arboretum

Posted on 3rd July 2018
Arboretum event

Our officers from the Normanton and Rosehill Safer Neighbourhood Teams joined forces with local business to hold a children’s sports event in Derby’s Arboretum. 

Last Friday, June 29, the policing teams came together with Business in the Community’s business connector, Derby Community Trust, Derby College, East Midlands Airport, PAK foods, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Rolls Royce to hold a sports event for local school children. 

The event, attended by Derby’s Mayor, was held with the aim of giving young people a positive experience with the police. 

Sergeant Donna Abbott, who is in charge of the teams, said: “The area that the teams police in this part of Derby is very diverse. 

“We are always looking for different ways of engaging with the different communities to give people the confidence to be able approach us when they need us. It is important that when they need our help people feel confident to come to us and events like this help to break down any barriers that may exist. 

“Arboretum park is a lovely space in the middle of the community and we were particularly pleased to hold the event there to use the space for such a positive event.” 

Water, food and fruit was provided by the supermarkets and two community champions from Asda helped run activities on the day. 

Sara Mitchell, Derby business connector at Business in the Community, added: “This is a brilliant example of organisations from different sectors in the local community achieving great things by working together.  

“It is wonderful to see businesses, police, community organisations and the education sector collaborating to increase community cohesion. A fantastic example of what the responsible business model looks like in action. 

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