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Residents, volunteers and community groups join together to share ideas on how to prevent crime in Havering

PUBLISHED: 17:45 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:45 01 October 2018

Members of the public were invited to share their ideas on how to make Havering safer. Photo: Havering Council

Members of the public were invited to share their ideas on how to make Havering safer. Photo: Havering Council

Havering Council

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Cllr Viddy Persaud with police officers at the Havering Council Safer Neighbourhood community day. Photo: Havering CouncilCllr Viddy Persaud with police officers at the Havering Council Safer Neighbourhood community day. Photo: Havering Council

Residents, volunteers and community groups from across Havering came together at the weekend to look at how working together can help prevent crime and the threat of crime.

The event in Romford Market on Saturday (September 29) was hosted by the Safer Neighbourhood Board in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, Havering Council’s Community Safety and Enforcement Teams and Trading Standards.

Councillor Viddy Persaud, cabinet member for public protection and safety was there along with the Mayor of Havering, councillor Dilip Patel.

Representatives from all organisations were there to give advice to residents and visitors on how to deal with or report criminal activity such as scams, burglaries and the issue of cold-callers.

Members of the BME forum community group. Photo: Havering CouncilMembers of the BME forum community group. Photo: Havering Council

There was also community safety advice from the London Fire Brigade.

Local voluntary organisations and community groups such as Streetwatch, Neighbourhood Watch, Over 50s Forum, Stop and Search and the BME Forum were on hand to answer questions on keeping safe.

Youngsters at the event were able to sit inside a police car and meet members of the local emergency services.

Cllr Persaud said: “It was great to see so many people at the event, showing an interest in the safety of their community.

Cllr Viddy Persaud with police officers at the Havering Council Safer Neighbourhood community day. Photo: Havering Council Photo: Havering CouncilCllr Viddy Persaud with police officers at the Havering Council Safer Neighbourhood community day. Photo: Havering Council Photo: Havering Council

“Events like this give the chance to share knowledge and information that will benefit all of us as we work together to keep our borough safe.”

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