Police and fire service send out safety message in Daventry

Local resident Barbara Schofiled chats to Northamptonshire Police's Jamie Over and PCSO
Local resident Barbara Schofiled chats to Northamptonshire Police's Jamie Over and PCSO

Safety issues highlighted in ‘day of action’ by police, fire and council.

The police and firce service, as well as Daventry District Council, spoke to members of the public on Saturday in Daventry town centre to push the message on safety over the summer.

Young Edie Hawkey tries out the fire engine at the Day of Action with (from left) Community

Young Edie Hawkey tries out the fire engine at the Day of Action with (from left) Community

A mobile police station and fire engine were parked in New Street in the town.

There were also patrols of the town centre by the Rural Intervention Vehicle, which is staffed by both a police officer and a fire officer.

The event was organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership.

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 Safety Partnership Officer Lindsay Checkley talks to Jinny and Tilly Clapham

Community Safety Partnership Officer Lindsay Checkley talks to Jinny and Tilly Clapham

It gave information on how to keep you home safe, and be safe while out and about, by removing the temptations and easy options for criminals.

Cllr Alan Hills, from the partnership, said: “The Day of Action was a great success, with a large number of people stopping by to chat to police, fire and partnership officers to find out more about summer safety.

“The fire engine and mobile police station proved to be particularly popular with young people and we handed out hundreds of leaflets during the day offering advice on a range of community safety issues.”