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Communities are invited to come and meet their local superheroes at crime and community safety events

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Communities are invited to come and meet their local superheroes at crime and community safety events

RESIDENTS of the Mid Durham AAP area are invited to attend roadshows being delivered in four of their villages, where they can get practical tips and information on preventing crime and staying safe. 

Mid Durham AAP have brought together local community safety partners from County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, Karbon Homes, and County Durham Housing group along with Age UK County Durham to put on four interactive and fun roadshows for people to learn how to keep themselves safe.  Along with practical tips and information residents will be able to pick up some FREE home security devices for their homes.

Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for County Durham and Darlington, who is supporting the events said “It is fantastic to see partners coming together to run events like this. There is a wide range of activities and information on offer by our real-life local superheroes, who are our volunteers and the emergency services.”

The roadshows are taking place between 3pm and 7pm at the following venues:

  • 26th September 2018 Brandon Primary School
  • 2nd October Langley Park Primary School
  • 10th October Esh Winning Primary School
  • 17th October 2018 St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Ushaw Moor

John Jameson from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and Chair of the Mid Durham AAP Community Safety Task Group said: “All of the agencies involved in the Community Safety Task Group are excited to be delivering the roadshows in the four chosen local primary schools. The aim is to educate, not just the children, but their families and the wider community to improve their safety, especially as Winter approaches. I hope that those who attend find the sessions useful and learn more about how to keep themselves and their families safe.” 



Residents will be able to:

  • Get their child car seats safety checked
  • Get advice on how to stay safe online
  • Get crime prevention and home safety advice
  • Try on emergency services uniforms
  • Look at emergency vehicles
  • pick up some FREE home security devices for their homes
  • Meet Jet and Ben the Police Dogs
  • Meet your local Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detectives for specialist advice (only at the Ushaw Moor event)
  • Enter a free draw to win a superhero cake!
  • Plus many more exciting activities. 

You can follow the events on online for updates; simply search for Mid Durham AAP on Facebook.   

Note to editors: Poster attached for publication. 

Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2018
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