Gallery: Not In My Neighbourhood Event
SCORES of people attended a special Not in My Neighbourhood event which aimed to highlight the work of organisations trying to make Fenland a safer, greener and cleaner place to live. A host of council-related services and other organisations were represe
SCORES of people attended a special Not in My Neighbourhood event which aimed to highlight the work of organisations trying to make Fenland a safer, greener and cleaner place to live.
A host of council-related services and other organisations were represented at the event in Wisbech on Friday.
Not in My Neighbourhood aims to show people what the council is doing, through its work with other organistions to tackle a range of issues such as crime, anti-social behaviour and the environment.
Among the groups attending the event was the Street Pride and other environmental teams, Camquit, the fire service, police and trading standards.
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Also at the event was the CrimeBUSter, an imaginative new way of combating crime. The purple, single-decker bus has just been introduced by the Safer Fenland Partnership (Fenland District Council, the police, fire service and other agencies).
It is specially designed to provide a comfortable venue and offer services to increase security for people in rural areas and allay their fears of crime.
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It will also be used to deliver a range of other services to those who find it difficult to get into the predominantly rural district's four main town centres - Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.
Friday's event was the culmination of the ground-breaking vehicle's first week-long tour of 11 Fenland villages.
It is equipped with mobile internet access, a private area for confidential discussions with service advisors and a selection of crime prevention equipment that is available free.