Congratulations to young stay at home poster designers
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We’re saying a big well done to all the young children who took part in poster competitions organised by their local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.
A number of officers asked for help from youngsters in their area to come up with their own stay at home message designs and display them in their windows.
Prizes the best images included hundreds of Easter eggs and chocolates which have been donated by shops and supermarkets in each area, and representatives from some of our partner agencies have helped to judge the best works of art- including Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and district or borough council community safety partnerships.
The idea started with Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, but it quickly caught on with other teams in North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield and the Amber Valley.
PC Tenielle Hardwick helped to set up the competition for the Clay Cross area. She said: “We had more than 190 entries just to the competition in our area alone, and have been delivering the prizes over the last few days.
“Thank you and a huge well done to everyone who has taken part, it’s been totally overwhelming, and also thank you to our local supermarkets for their generous donations of prizes.”
PC Hardwick said: “It’s been great to help get our young community members involved by using their creativity to spread the stay at home message, and a totally different way to engage with our local community during this time.”
Chloe Fisher (pictured) was one of the youngsters who picked up a prize from the Heanor and Langley Mill Safer Neighbourhood policing team’s competition.
Her mum Melanie said: “We thank the officers for all they do to keep us safe, not just during this terrible time.
The current government advice to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus say that people should stay at home, except for:
Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home