Holderness Community Partnership update – Fire and Police services

Chip pan fire

THE HOLDERNESS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP met last month in Hedon. Here the Partnership Coordinator, Rose Blackbourn notes key items of interest from the meeting:

Jubilee Celebrations: Inspector Mark Coulthard confirmed that if community groups are planning Jubilee celebrations and would like a ‘controlled drinking zone’ relaxed for local events, to please contact him at Hedon Police Station.

Humberside Fire and Rescue: Their focus for the Holderness area is on preventing accidental dwelling fires that are caused by cooking. The fire service are looking to give advice and information at relevant events and will be using the chip pan fire display to make people aware of how dangerous these fires are and to increase awareness.

Please let Paul Clucas at Humberside Fire and Rescue know of any relevant local events that his team could attend to pass on this safety message.

Humberside Police: In Mid Holderness the police have a ‘target hardening’ project, whereby each month a different village will get a visit from the police and residents will be able to get crime prevention advice.

The cycle safety initiative ‘Bike Wise’ will be running its first seminar at the end of April / beginning of May. Those caught committing an offence can either pay £30 ticket or pay £15 to take part in the seminar and receive a free set of lights. The money raised will be donated to Hedon Youth Group. This project will stop after this seminar and hopefully will be re-launched at the end of the year to coincide with the darker evenings.

Metal theft remains an issue in the area; hopefully initiatives such as ‘Church Safe’ will help to reduce such thefts.

The police are working with residents along Weghill Road in Preston to set up a ‘Community Speed Watch’. If you are interested in volunteering to take part in this group then please contact Sergeant Phil Hinch at Hedon Police Station.

Date of next meeting: The next meeting of the Holderness Community Partnership will take place on Thursday 31st May at 7pm in Bilton Village Hall.

For more information about the work of the Community Partnership, contact Rose Blackbourn Community Partnership Coordinator on 01482 391466.

Visit: East Riding Council – Holderness Community Partnership

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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