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Award winning Community Reassurance Event comes to Letchworth

13 March 2012

A demonstration of how to tackle chip pan fires will be just one of the attractions in Letchworth town centre on Friday 23 March as part of a range of engaging activities at the latest Community Reassurance Event in Leys Square from 12-2pm.

The event is run by the North Herts Community Safety Partnership, made up of organisations including North Herts District Council (NHDC), Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Herts Police, North Herts Crime Prevention Panel, North Hertfordshire Homes, Howard Cottage Housing Association, Trading Standards and Letchworth Garden City Town Centre Partnership.  It aims to raise awareness of community safety issues and give the community advice and information on how to improve safety and security in their homes and local neighbourhood.

The Fire and Rescue Service will be delivering chip pan demonstrations every 45 minutes starting from 12:15pm and CC the fire dog will also be at the event sniffing out flammable materials. There will be opportunities to discuss crime prevention issues with officers from Letchworth Safer Neighbourhoods Policing team and housing and tenancy issues with North Hertfordshire Homes and Howard Cottage Housing Association.  NHDC’s waste services will also be on hand to talk about fly tipping and recycling.

Andy Godman, NHDC’s Head of Housing and Public Protection, said: “This is the latest of our award-winning Community Reassurance Events and it promises to be a really engaging and informative afternoon.

“All the organisations work very hard together to help make our community a safer and more pleasant environment which is why we were encouraging everyone to come along and get involved.”

Chief Inspector for North Herts, Donna Pierce, added: “These events provide an excellent opportunity for partners working together to not only tackle quality of life issues impacting upon local communities but to also build upon crime reductions achieved to date”

County Councillor Richard Thake, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, said: "Fire investigation dog CC is such a valuable resource for Hertfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service.  It's great to get him out to community events like this to show off his skills and pass on some important fire safety tips.

“When CC  isn't out and about at community events like this he is keeping in touch with the residents of Hertfordshire on his on Facebook page which you can find by searching 'cc - Hertfordshire fire and rescue' on Facebook."