Police hold unique community event in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 March 2018

Police and other agency's holding community information event for adults and kids, highlighting the work they do on the Bournville and Oldmixon estates.

Police and other agency's holding community information event for adults and kids, highlighting the work they do on the Bournville and Oldmixon estates.

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People had the rare opportunity to quiz police officers about their work across Weston-super-Mare.

A community information event showcased the work of the Bournville and Oldmixon’s One Team.

MORE: Policing team, town councillors and community groups heading to the Bournville estate.

Police officers encouraged people to get involved in Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the estates, while information and advice was also available from Alliance Homes, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, North Somerset Children’s Centre, the Job Centre and Addaction.

MORE: Projects gather on the Bournville for New Year’s hobbies.

PC Nick Falconer said: “The One Team felt there was a need to hold our first child-friendly information event, as opposed to traditional beat surgeries.

“Children were able to play on the bouncy castle and look around the police van and fire engine, while their parents and carers were able to understand more about the opportunities available.”

The One Team said the event was a success and will hold another in the summer.

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