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Parents learn how to build safer communities

Date: 26/06/2008           Category: Community Safety

Mums and dads who use a Sure Start Children’s Centre in Chatham will be able to get advice on everything from consumer safety, how to get offensive graffiti removed, to littering when the Medway Safer Communities roadshow rolls into town this Friday. The Medway Council’s Safer Communities Team will be at the All Saints centre in Magpie Hall Road from 1pm to 3pm as part of national Child Safety Week. Residents will also be able to get information on trading standards, environmental health, illegal street trading and emergency planning. Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Enforcement Cllr Rehman Chishti will also meet the centre’s staff and parent representatives, as well as answering residents’ questions. He said: “The All Saints Centre is an important hub of the community. This roadshow will give residents the chance to find out more about the work of the Safer Communities Team, as well as how to access a range of services.” Centre Co-ordinator Jo Bunn said: “We are pleased the team is coming to our Children's Centre as it will give parents and visitors to the centre the opportunity to ask questions and find out about services they may not realise exist within the council.” The Medway Safer Communities Team will also be at the following locations throughout the year: Friday, 25 July Gillingham High Street, outside WH Smiths. 1 – 3pm. Wednesday, 20 August Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, by Argos yellow car park 10am – 12.30pm. Tuesday, 23 September Strood, Angel Corner, opposite the Post Office. 10am – 1pm. Monday, 6 October Dockside Factory Outlet Centre, Chatham. 1 – 3pm. Monday, 17 November Dockside Factory Outlet Centre, Chatham. 1 – 3pm. Wednesday, 19 November Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, outside Wallis. 10am – 12.30pm. Thursday, 20 November Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham, by Christmas tree. 10am – 12.30pm. For more details about Medway Safer Communities and Medway Trading Standards, please call Customer First on 01634 333333 or visit www.medway.gov.uk/communitysafety