Thousands Turn Out For Community Event

And see how many agencies are working together to make Chiswick a safer place


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The Police in Chiswick

Over 2000 people attended the Chiswick Community Safety Day held on Saturday 11th September.

Showcasing the work done by numerous agencies involved in community safety, as well as promoting opportunities for youth diversion from crime and anti-social behaviour, the day had over 40 stands and was broadcast live on local radio.

The event was organised by the Turnham Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team, and the Met was well represented with stands from the local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, Traffic Police, the Met History Collection, Territorial Support Group, a flypast by the Air Support Unit and many more.

The police were joined by partners such as the London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade, the Army, Hounslow Council and local charities, faith and youth groups.

Local residents were encouraged to get involved - there were recruitment stalls from the Met volunteer programme, special constabulary and the police cadets.

Also present at the event were Hounslow's Borough Commander, David Bilson, and Hounslow Borough's lead Councillor for community safety, Ed Mayne. There was also a stall promoting the Tommy Hollis Trust - a charitable fund set up after the death of Tommy in a tragic accident in Chiswick earlier this year. The trust aims to help underprivileged and needy children.

Sergeant Ben Clark from Turnham Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team said "This event shows just how many agencies are working together in Chiswick to help local residents, businesses and visitors. By holding this sort of event, we can demonstrate the work we do, listen to concerns and promote the many opportunities there are for people to get involved in helping to keep their community safe."

September 14, 2010