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Crime-busting week in the Cotswolds
THERE will be a full programme of events for residents at the first ever Cotswold Crime Prevention Week.
The new initiative, organised by Cotswold District Council and other partners who make up the Cotswold Stronger & Safer Communities Partnership (CSSCP), aims to raise awareness of local crime and community safety issues, provide information, advice and guidance and listen to residents about their concerns.
The week will kick off on Monday with the announcement of the winners of a Cotswold Crime & Safety Poster Competition.
Three lucky young artists will be presented with their prizes by Gloucestershire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, and their winning entries will be used to promote events throughout the week.
There will then be two drop-ins for residents at Moreton Area Centre on Tuesday between 9am and 3pm and at Cirencester Charter Market on Friday,11 October between 8am and 3pm.
CDC officers and the Local Policing Team will be on hand to give advice on crime prevention and information addressing a range of topics, including personal safety, home security and internet safety.
Each day throughout the week, CDC will be issuing a crime prevention Tip Of The Day on their website, and Twitter feed.
Information will also be available from various outlets, including the CDC offices in Cirencester and Moreton, leisure centres, libraries and Gloucestershire Police’s mobile police station.
Councillor Carole Topple, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities & Health, said: “Cotswold district is a relatively safe place to live, with one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
"Nevertheless, crime can sometimes be a problem, so it is important that people take care of their personal safety and look after their belongings.
"We hope that the information and advice available during Crime Prevention Week will prove to be interesting and useful to residents and that it helps to safeguard the Cotswolds as a secure place to live, work and visit”.
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