Community safety day in Bedford

A community safety day has been held in Bedford this weekend.

Residents of the Shortstown and New Cardington development were invited to take part in the day of action yesterday.

It was an opportunity for people to meet representatives from the police and fire service as well as local council officers. Residents were encouraged to share their experiences of what it is like living in their area.

“These days of action are an excellent example of how local services can work in partnership together to help local communities."

– Tony Rogers, Chair of the Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership

It aimed to tackle anti-social behaviour such as littering, dog fouling, graffiti, drug and alcohol misuse, as well as other issues which concern local residents.

“This day of action demonstrates just how much we can do when we all work together.

“It also provides an excellent opportunity for a range of different organisations to speak directly to local residents and help tackle the issues that are affecting their lives.”

– Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Lib Dem, Bedford Borough Council