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Thames Valley Police attend community clear up day at The Nightingales





Thames Valley Police attended a community clear up day at The Nightingales this week.

The Newbury Neigbourhood Policing Team were at Greenham Community Centre on Tuesday, February 13.

The neighbourhood policing team at the clean up event, picture: TVP West Berkshire
The neighbourhood policing team at the clean up event, picture: TVP West Berkshire

This was a part of the Safer Streets Fund, set up by the Home Office to invest in a range of situational crime prevention measures in local communities.

The funding of £299,000 will go towards a range of measures proven to prevent anti-social behaviour in this area of Newbury.

One of the local activities was community clear up days..

This was the first community clear up day and was run by Sovereign Network Group.

The Newbury Neighbourhood Policing Team were present offering crime prevention advice and sought feedback from the community,

They also created opportunities for Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Alert sign up.

The community were able dispose of rubbish and bulky waste in skips and enjoy free activities for children and young people by qualified youth workers.

A coffee and catering vehicle provided free refreshments and snacks.

A variety of local services including the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service – who came with a fire engine – attended to advise local residents.



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