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St Albans Community Safety Partnership give tips on fire safety and crime prevention
Tips on fire safety and crime prevention were given to residents in St Albans City Centre on Wednesday.
Representatives of St Albans Community Safety Partnership hosted a market stall where information was shared with residents and their concerns about community safety discussed.
Visitors were offered free fire safety checks and children’s activity packs from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Services. As well as picking up key chains, purse bells and mobile phone lanyards to attach to bags or belts to help deter pickpockets purse dippers.
Free property marking pens, emery boards, travel wallets, high visibility rucksacks and wristbands were also given out to the public.
The partnership includes St Albans District Council, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service among others.
In anticipation of the festive season, advice was also offered on alcohol consumption and safe drinking. Information was also made available about local drug and alcohol services and where to get help, support and counselling, if required.
Councillor Beric Read, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism at the council, said: "The Community Safety Partnership is working together to ensure that St Albans District continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit.
"At these kinds of events, representatives can spend time with residents and pass on simple tips to prevent them becoming victims of crime. Residents tell us that they value these events, where public services meet local people, listen to their concerns and provide information and support."
A similar market stall event will be held at Harpenden Farmers Market on Sunday, October 27.
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