Community safety open day this Saturday


Teams responsible for Hackney residents’ safety will talk about their roles at a community safety open day in Stoke Newington this coming Saturday.

Members of the emergency services, including members of the local Fire Service will by on hand to discuss any issues residents they have; there will be organisations that work with domestic violence teams as will local  police officers,

The Open Day, to be held at the Town Hall in Stoke Newington Church Street following the success of a similar Open Day held in March, will feature stalls from the Hackney Police Safer Neighbourhood teams and the Council’s noise nuisance, trading standards, environmental enforcement and community safety teams.

Members of Hackney Youth Parliament will also be present and there will be face painting, music from the Wilton Youth Project and the Gideon Family, a display by the Hackney Police Cadets and children can meet friendly police mascot PSCSO Steve.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, with free refreshments provided.

Some of the issues residents want to address and which have been raised at recent community meetings include concerns about  dangerous dogs and anti-social behaviour associated with street drinking. Out-of-control dogs has been a big issue on Smalley Road Estate recently.

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