Staff representing Dartford Borough Council’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) will take to the High Street between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 30th November, to help safeguard Dartford residents as part of a Community Safety Awareness Day.

In support will be Kent Police, North Kent Crime Prevention Panel, Neighbourhood Watch and a Kent County Council Community Warden, with the focus on tackling crime in the community. Local residents will be offered advice and guidance around crime prevention, scam awareness and how to avoid pickpocketing, including giveaways of anti-crime products such as purse chains and security wallets, as well as keyrings and informative leaflets.

Based primarily at One Bell Corner, the team will also be present in the Orchards and Priory Shopping Centres during the day to engage with the public and offer the opportunity to discuss any community safety issues in the town.

In addition, information around the new Public Spaces Protection Order will be available, designed to tackle inappropriate and inconsiderate behaviours in public spaces.

Dartford Borough Council Leader Jeremy Kite has expressed the importance of the activity, “The Community Safety Awareness Day is an invaluable opportunity for residents to engage with our Community Safety Unit and learn how we can all help to prevent crime in our community. We’re looking to really tackle the issues that directly affect those who live here, by sharing information and knowledge of how to keep safe in the town.”

For more information regarding the Community Safety Awareness Day please contact Alison Smith on 01322 343205 or alison.smith@dartford.gov.uk