Corby date for town centre safety and crime prevention day

The event is to be hosted by North Northants Council in Corby

By Alison Bagley
Friday, 28th May 2021, 5:00 am

Residents from across north Northamptonshire will be able to access safety and crime prevention advice at an event next week.

North Northants Council's Safer Corby team will be talking to residents about key safety and crime prevention issues as part of a local event being held in June.

The family safety open air event will take place on Wednesday, June 2, from 10am to 1pm at Willow Place shopping centre, Corby, near the CEX gaming store.

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The safety event takes place in Corby town centre

Experts from Service Six, CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence), Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service, the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Northamptonshire Fire Service, C2C Social Action and Corby Wellness Hub will be on hand to help and advise.

Cllr Andy Mercer, executive member for housing and communities at North Northamptonshire Council, said: “It goes without saying that this year has been extremely challenging in many ways for everyone, especially for those who are particularly vulnerable to crime and abuse.

“With this in mind, we are holding this event in the hope that people will attend this event to get the help and support, they or someone else, might need after a particularly difficult year.”

Anyone attending will be able to speak to a range of agency professionals about any concerns they may have about their own or someone else’s safety, and where to get further help and support.

A knife arch will be at the event

Interactive activities will also be available, including viewing and experiencing the policing team’s knife arch which is part of their wider strategy to combat and or prevent knife crime. The knife arch scans people as they walk through it and is used to support events and operational activity.

There will also be information and advice on online safety, knife crime, domestic abuse, fire safety, gang-related violence, how to spot the signs of child exploitation, and guidance on how to stay mentally and physically well.