New officer helps out in shop

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People in Corby can go and talk to police officers and council staff about their concerns while they’re doing their shopping.

The Cop Shop in Corporation Street will be manned by Corby Council staff and police officers everyday until the end of August.

While the adults are talking about their concerns, the little ones are welcome and can be kept entertained with the ball pit and can even have their photo taken with PC Ted, the life-size teddy bear.

Leader of Corby Council, Tom Beattie, said: “The Community Cop Shop is yet another great way of interacting with residents to hear any views or issues they may be having, as well as this, it is the perfect way to promote any new activities and initiatives that the team is working on. We look forward to seeing residents drop in for a chat with our team and finding out more about how we’re working towards a safer borough.”

PC Nichola Murray, of Corby Safer Community Team, said: “Having a shop in the town centre helps our officers get really close to people in Corby who may want to come in and talk about their problems or concerns.

“The shop will be looked after by our very special teddy bear officer, PC Ted, who is looking forward to being photographed with as many visitors as possible.”