Safety advice on offer during Queen’s Park day of action

The Neighbourhood Watch.
The Neighbourhood Watch.

Safety advice will be dished out to those living in the Queen’s Park area during a day of action.

Organised by Bedford and District Neighbourhood Watch, the event will bring together police, firefighters, council and housing officials on Thursday, November 13.

Ward councillor for the area Mohammad Yasin said: “Queen’s Park is a really nice place to live, visit and work but we want residents to remain safe and secure. We welcome the day of action and encourage residents to take advantage of the help and advice offered.

“Councillor Mohammed Masud and I congratulate neighbourhood watch and all partners for organising this initiative.”

It will be based in and around a mobile police station at the council car park in Bedford’s Ford End Road from 10am to 4pm.

Neighbourhood watch members will be promoting the benefits of their community scheme and encouraging residents to sign up.

Beds Fire and Rescue Service will be offering free home safety checks and giving carbon monoxide advice while Bedford Borough Council and housing association BPHA will be explaining what can be done to tackle anti social behaviour and who to contact.

Speed Watch, a community project to stop crackdown on speeding, will be recruiting volunteers, while police officers will be going door to door to meet householders and business owners.