Our Community – The Big Society

The ‘Big Society’ is one of the Government’s boldest initiatives. They want all citizens to get involved in their communities by volunteering or setting up community projects. I’ve written before about the excellent opportunities in policing that volunteers have here in Bridgnorth, from helping with paperwork at the station to training to become a Special Constable. Perhaps you want to start a new Neighbourhood Watch or Rural Watch scheme in your area? If you’ve got time to spare and to give, the police will welcome you getting in touch!

What if you want to set up a local project to help the vulnerable in our community, or perhaps to give kids something to do rather than see them hang around or get themselves into trouble? Local police officers and CSOs are often involved in schemes like this – PC Richard Wood’s Wednesday night boxing club at St Mary’s School is a great example.

Clubs and projects like this often need a little bit of financial support to get them going. The Police Authority might be able to help if your scheme will help the community to be safer or will reduce crime or anti-social behaviour in some way. The Community Safety Initiative Fund is a pot of money that that Police Authority members, in partnership with the local Superintendent, can allocate to worthy causes. If your project would benefit from a small financial boost and you think it is something the police will support, please do get in touch:

For more information please write in, phone or come along to one of ourpolice surgeries.

Robin Bennett
Tel: 07971 696157
robin.bennett@start-software.co.uk
Read my police authority blog at:
robinbennettpa.blogspot.com

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