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Community engagement event taking place in the Moors on Wednesday

Alert message sent 02/08/2021 15:04:00

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The Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team is taking part in a multi-agency cocooning day in the Moors this week as part of the ‘90 Days Strong’ campaign.

This will see officers embark on the estate from midday on Wednesday (4 August) along with colleagues from a number of partner agencies.

The event is part of a recent campaign which aims to see PCSOs re-engage with communities as we move out of lockdown whilst also supporting community building.

As well as this, local officers will be making new contacts, identifying assets and supporting the public to help bring everyone back together after months of isolation.

Colleagues from partner agencies such as Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service (Official), Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cheltenham Borough Council, Solace, youth outreach programme Inspire to Aspire CIC and the Constabulary's Mounted Unit will also be in attendance to speak to local residents.

Inspector Mike Yates said: "Cheltenham has some incredibly strong communities, and I am hopeful that this activity, which is part of our ‘90 Days Strong’ campaign, will further strengthen relationships within the Moors, and increase accessibility to the Police and our partner agencies.”

“Our previous cocooning days have provided a fantastic opportunity to engage with residents and local people, and we have received really positive feedback from communities. The team are looking forward to seeing everybody down there.”

Kev Adcock, Local Risk Manager at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: "I’m delighted to be working with partners on this and making sure that residents feel supported and have the information that they need.

"We’ve found events like this have been really successful in the past and that people appreciate us taking the time to talk to them and listen to their concerns."

Caroline Walker, Head of Community Services at Cheltenham Borough Homes said: “Helping communities thrive is what we’re all about, which is why we’re delighted to support the police and our local partners with this fantastic campaign.

“It’s a great opportunity for local residents and their families to come together and let us know how they’re feeling. Listening to the people in our neighbourhoods is so important and helps us ensure we are delivering the support they need to provide strong, resilient communities where everyone feels safe and secure.”

Councillor Flo Clucas, cabinet member for safety and communities at Cheltenham Borough Council said: "Cheltenham Borough Council is really pleased to support Gloucestershire Police with this event which is part of a longer term commitment to work with local residents and partners on a range of improvements to the estate.

"Part of this commitment is our work to support the Big Local project which is busy delivering a summer holiday activity programme for local families and their children."
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