Ware Safer Neighbourhood Team held a successful community action day on the King George estate on Friday (16 June).
The event saw local officers knocking on doors in the area, alongside representatives from East Herts Council and Network Homes, to speak with residents about any issues or concerns they might have.
Crime prevention advice was given on a range of topics and fire service Safe and Well visits were arranged for more vulnerable members of the community.
A number of people were signed up to the free online messaging service OWL (opens in a new window), which enables residents to receive alerts about crime, events and missing people in their local area.
A stall was also set up near the shops during the day, where free bike marking was offered and people could dispose of waste items in a skip which had been provided as part of the event, to help keep the area tidy.
Additionally, the team were joined by representatives from the charity Dogs Trust for the first time, to offer advice on how best to care for four-legged friends in the hot weather.
Local Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant David Miller said: “These events are so important, as they enable us to engage directly with residents, to find out what they think the police and partner agencies should be focusing efforts on locally.
“The day was a big success and we’re really grateful to everyone who took the time to speak with us. It was pleasing to hear that the majority of residents felt safe in the area and had no issues to raise. Any concerns that were voiced have been noted and work is ongoing to address them.
“We’ll be holding further community engagement events across the town, so please look out for details on our social media pages.”