Neighbourhood police join show

Posted on Saturday 29th August 2009 at 7:10 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police will be joining the festivities at the South Gloucestershire County Show over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The show is being held at Old Down between Saturday August 29 and Monday August 31 2009.

Police, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables will have a crime prevention display at the event.

As well as being around during the day, officers will be handing out security advice to motorists coming to a drive-in screening of the movie ‘Mamma Mia’.

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Adrian Fallows said: “We are always looking for ways to make sure we are in touch with local people and aware of any concerns they may have.

“People are often happier to mention a nuisance or other issue in passing than to call into a station or public meeting. We hope this event will be a great opportunity for our neighbourhood officers to meet people, find out about any worries they have and give out tips on how to deter criminals.

“While South Gloucestershire is a very safe place to live and work, we have recently had a few burglaries where thieves have reached through insecure door or window to take keys and steal cars. There have also been some thefts of sat navs and laptop computers left on view in cars.

“This sort of opportunist theft causes people a lot of inconvenience and worry, and can be prevented by always locking up and safely hiding away small, portable valuables – including car keys.”

Anyone wishing to contact the Neighbourhood Team can ring Thornbury Police Station on 0845 456 7000 or visit the police website, www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/inyourarea

Local people can also tell police and other agencies about any problems they think should be a priority at the Safer Stronger Community Group meeting at Alveston Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 02 2009. The current priority for the Alveston area is speeding. The current priority for the Alveston area is speeding.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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