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Rutland County Council, police and fire service invite residents to discuss concerns at Oakham and Uppingham market days

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Residents can discuss their concerns over community safety at two market day events this month.

The Safer Rutland Partnership which includes Rutland County Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, works with communities to reduce crime and promote safety.

The events take place at Oakham Market on Wednesday, April 13, and Uppingham Market on Friday, April 29.

Sgt Paul Kear
Sgt Paul Kear

The council’s community safety and road safety teams will be joined by police, the fire and rescue service, and health and social care organisation Turning Point.

Residents can ask questions and get advice on crime prevention, ways to keep safe and how to report safety concerns where they live.

Coun Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Communities at Rutland County Council and chairman of the Safer Rutland Partnership, said: “It’s important we hear directly from local people to understand what’s worrying them and how this can be addressed.

Coun Lucy Stephenson, chairman of the Safer Rutland Partnership
Coun Lucy Stephenson, chairman of the Safer Rutland Partnership

"As a partnership, we work closely together and have a long-term plan to tackle community safety priorities like road safety and theft, as well as ‘hidden harm’ and County Lines (drug) offences.

"Rutland is already a very safe place to live, but we don’t take that for granted, which is why the work of the partnership and events such as these are so important.”

Sergeant Paul Kear, from Rutland Neighbourhood Policing Area, said: "We are now able to be present at more events and meetings especially in areas of high footfall, such as local markets, and look forward to meeting shoppers and residents and responding to their local comments and concerns.”

For more information about community safety in Rutland, including how to report issues such as anti-social behaviour, visit www.rutland.gov.uk/communitysafety.

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