Mobile safety unit comes to town

Malvern Hills District Community Safety Partnership is urging residents to find out how to prevent becoming a victim of crime at three events across the Malvern Hills district.

‘Protect Your Property' pop up events will be opened at three locations across the district, offering a range of advice from West Mercia Police, Malvern Hills District Council and other organisations within the Malvern Hills District Community Safety Partnership, bicycle marking, emergency tax discs and Smartwater kits are just a sample of the services on offer.

The events will be open at:

  • Tenbury - outside The Regal -14 February, 9:30 – 1.30pm.
  • Upton upon Severn - opposite The Star pub 21 February, 10am - 3pm
  • Malvern Retail Park - 28 February, 11- 4pm.

Local Policing Inspector Deb Sanders said: "Malvern Hills district is a safe place to live with low crime levels regularly reducing year on year. The levels and types of crime experienced in other areas of the country are often rare in the Malvern Hills district and by working together in partnership we aim to keep it this way.

We are hoping that people that don't get the opportunity to see us in their local community will drop by at one of the events."

"Those who attend can pick up some freebies and leaflets, including advice about security marking valuables and registering them on the national property register, Immobilise."

Cllr Phil Grove, Portfolio holder with responsibility for Community Safety at MHDC said: "The events are a great opportunity for local residents and visitors to the areas to learn more about the things that they can do to help keep their homes and possessions safe. Crime prevention doesn't have to be complicated or expensive and we hope that people will drop by to take advantage of all the advice on offer."

If members of the public would like to book home security assessments they can contact Malvern Cops via twitter @MalvernCops or call 101.