BLACON is the latest community to experience Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Safer Stronger Event, which highlights partnership working within local communities.
Included in the partnership was the council, Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, DVLA, Chester & District Housing Trust, Blacon Community Trust and Blacon Cleaner, Safer, Greener Partnership.
The event helped to tackle community concerns surrounding vehicles speeding.
The council’s Community Safety Wardens alongside Cheshire Police deployed a speed indicator device that measures the speed of cars and advises drivers if they are travelling above the speed limit.
Throughout the event the DVLA visited the area and targeted places alongside local Police Community Support Officers, clamping vehicles that had not been taxed and offering advice to drivers on how to tax their vehicles.
Blacon Community Arts Centre played host to a number of agencies including the Credit Union, Chester Healthy Living Centre, Blacon’s Children’s Centre, Childhood Weight Management and Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Recycling team.
Visitors were able to speak to all of these agencies about their roles and were able to gather information from each service.
Gavin Butler, the council’s community safety manager, said: “This event has been extremely successful and all the agencies involved have worked together with the people of Blacon. I would like to thank everyone for getting involved.”
Visitors were treated to performances from Blacon Youth Theatre group.
Nine young people were given the opportunity through Catch 22 and Chester & District Housing Trust to attend MTB Pursuits, an outdoor bike track that provides a range of mountain biking experiences.
Police Sergeant Ian Wilson said: “The Impact Week is about listening to the concerns of local residents and then working with our partner agencies to achieve positive and long term solutions to the problems identified.”
If you would like to request a Safer Stronger Event in your area, please contact Joanne Byrne on 01244 973 941 or email@example.com.