Summer stay safe action day in Daventry

Mobile police station.
Mobile police station.

A high-profile event involving the police, young people, the fire service, and district council is to be held in Daventry town centre.

The day of action tomorrow (Friday) is part of a summer safety campaign and will run from 10am to 2pm.

The mobile police station as well as a fire engine from Daventry Fire Station will be positioned in the town centre.

Police officers and cadets, fire officers and staff and volunteers from Daventry’s Phoenix Youth Centre will be handing out safety information and speaking to members of the public on the day. There will also be patrols of the town centre by the Rural Intervention Vehicle, staffed by both police and the fire service.

People will be encouraged to join two Neighbourhood Watch-style schemes to combat anti-social behaviour – Park Watch and Allotment Watch.

The event is also an opportunity for members of the public to raise any crime or fire safety concerns.

The day of action is being organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership as part of the summer campaign Operation Stay Safe.

The summer campaign was launched in response to a number of arson attacks and incidents of vandalism in Daventry since the end of May.

Community partnerships manager Kevin Fagan said: “Members of the partnership have been working for a number of weeks to engage with young people and identify risks and potential fire hazards around the town as part of Operation Stay Safe.

“The day of action will provide an opportunity for people to chat to representatives from the partnership and find out more about some of the community safety issues that partners, such as police and fire services and the council, are working to address.

“Events such as this are high-profile, but they are not held in isolation – they are an extension of work to address community safety issues.”