Police and Fire Service Roadshow for Wenlock Pupils

PC Stuart Lippitt is pictured with pupils at the William Brookes School
12th November, 2009

Police and the Fire Service staged a joint roadshow at Much Wenlock's William Brookes School.

The event was held as part of the Home Office's Not In My Neighbourhood campaign, which aims to make all sections of local communities aware of what is happening to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and encourages the public to play their part.

Much Wenlock Local Policing Officer PC Stuart Lippitt, said: "Together with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, we took part in a joint agency afternoon last week which went down very well.

"We spoke to 160 pupils in London House during their assembly about local policing and how to contact their local policing officers, as pupils travel from all over the area. The fire service showed videos on road safety, house fires and traffic collisions caused by illegal use of mobile phones while driving."

He said other pupils were able to chat to the police and fire officers during lunchtime and view a display in the fire service's outreach vehicle. One class also made a large poster depicting issues of concern in their neighbourhood.

PC Lippitt added that one pupil indicated they wanted to become a police cadet. "It was a very successful day all round."

Article courtesy of West Mercia Police.