Community engagement event in Foxhill, North Watford
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Officers from the Watford North Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding a community engagement event next weekend, in conjunction with the fire service, Watford Borough Council and Watford Community Housing.
On Saturday 11 June, officers will be at Foxhill in North Watford between 11am and 4pm, introducing themselves to local residents and asking them what they would like to see them focusing on in the coming months, giving out crime prevention advice, and promoting our OWL neighbourhood watch scheme.
There will also be a recruitment stand at the event, so if you’ve ever had an interest in joining the police or finding out more about the roles available, now is your chance – officers from our recruitment team will be on hand to answer any questions and talk you through the application process.
The fire service will also be at the event and will be offering home fire safety visits free of change.
Watford Community Housing will be providing a skip from 9am untilm11.30am for residents to dispose of household rubbish, free of charge. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept bulky items such as washing machines, fridges, sofas or chemicals/paints.
PC Brad Webber, who is organising the event, said: “Please come down and say hello if you’re free on the day. Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place, we’re looking forward to holding more face-to-face events and finding out in person what we can do to help make you feel safer.
“The aim of this event is to get as much feedback as we can from local Foxhill and Brush Rise residents about what they think we should be focusing on in terms of our police and partnership activity, and what we can do to help them feel safer. The information will help to inform our patrol plans and the priorities we should be focusing on over the coming months.
“If you don’t live in the Foxhill and Brush Rise area, you can still use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to share your views about what you think we should be focusing on in Watford. All feedback is anonymous, so please ensure to include details if you’re referencing a specific area. Simply visit Watford echo (opens in a new window) and tell us your thoughts.”
To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (opens in a new window) or download the ‘OWL crime alerts’ app from your app store.