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Volunteer month at Westcliff Hub

Volunteer month at Westcliff Hub

15 June 2017

The partners at Westcliff Hub, Safer Neighbourhoods, Ongo and Humberside Police, have started a new Focus Wednesday scheme and during June they are focusing on volunteering.

A number of events and activities have been organised throughout June working with other local agencies in Westcliff and Riddings.

The events are:

  • Bring a Buddy on 21 June from 10am to 12pm – open morning for volunteers to bring a friend who would also like to join in and register with the Hub and volunteer in the community.

  • Volunteer opportunity event on 28 June – local organisations will be attending the Hub to speak to residents about a variety of volunteering opportunities within North Lincolnshire.

If you would like some more information about the events and the Hub, contact Safer Neighbourhoods on 01724 244644 or call into the Hub, 7 The Precinct, Westcliff.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said:

“Westcliff Hub is a fantastic place that brings the local community together and helps educate people about crime. It is a great example of how partnership working is effective. Since it opened a huge number of events have taken place including burglary awareness sessions, fundraising activities and information drop-in sessions.

“Throughout June residents can find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Hub and get involved in community projects. Residents are welcome to go along and join in any of the events.”

Kathy Cairns, Ongo Housing Officer said:

“We are always pleased to work in partnership with The Hub taking this opportunity to increase the public’s awareness of crime and how we can help to make communities more resilient.”

Inspector Tim Harvey, Humberside Police, said:

“Reducing the number of victims of crime is an essential role for the community policing team and there is still so much more work we can do in educating householders about how to better protect their property. Poor security, leaving valuables on display near open windows, doors being closed but not locked allowing burglars to sneak in and leaving valuables on display in vehicles are all common themes in crime reports.

“We want to raise awareness to give residents that extra reassurance and allow them to feel safer in their homes and know that the property they have worked hard to own is that bit more protected. Crime prevention and reduction is our focus and everyone can play their part. We are always happy to support the partnership work and encourage the community to be involved with the Westcliff Hub.”

First Published:15 June 2017