FIND out more about the services provided by members of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership by coming to the Concourse Shopping Centre on Friday January 25.
The partnership has organised a Community Safety Information Day to coincide with the visit of Clive Grunshaw, the new Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner. He is coming to meet West Lancashire people and hear their views on local policing.
Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, and West Lancashire Borough Council Anti-Social Behaviour team staff and Street Scene and Dog Control enforcement officers are among those who will have information stands.
Police officers are bringing a car that has been involved in a serious accident to highlight the dangers of drink driving.
Dave Tilleray, chairman of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, said: “I am very pleased Mr Grunshaw is coming to West Lancashire. This is a great opportunity for local people to meet him and tell him what they believe should be the priorities for local policing.”
Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Community Safety, said: “I am very grateful to the Concourse Shopping Centre for allowing us to use the building for this special event. I would encourage people to come and meet Mr Grunshaw and tell him what they think of policing in the borough.”
Mr Grunshaw was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire in November 2012. He is responsible for ensuring the policing needs of local communities are met as effectively as possible, and will set strategic policing priorities to meet those needs.
This will be his first public visit to West Lancashire and he will walk around the centre to engage with members of the local community.
Mr Grunshaw said: “I am very much looking forward to visiting West Lancashire. This role is about talking to people, listening to concerns and reiterating them to the police force. The coming year will be about how the community's views can further improve policing in Lancashire."
The information day will start about 10.30am and will be based on the ground floor of the Concourse, while Mr Grunshaw is expected to arrive about 1.30pm.
Other organisations promoting themselves through the information day include Lancashire County Council’s Safer Travel and Trading Standards teams, Discover Drug and Alcohol Services and Domestic Violence Support Services West Lancashire. Lancashire Probation Service, West Lancashire CVS, Help Direct West Lancashire, Edge Hill University Students Union, and the Red Rose Recovery Team will also be there.