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Community Safety for Coleford


Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be at the clock tower in Coleford this weekend as part of a community safety event for residents.

The event is taking place on Saturday 25th June from 9.30am - 4pm, and there will be community safety advisors on site to provide safety advice to anyone who needs support or guidance. They will also be offering free safe and well visits.

In addition to the event happening in the centre of Coleford, three fire engines and crews will be visiting selected areas around Coleford and making houses calls to offer safe and well visits. A community safety advisor will be on board each engine.

The mayor and deputy mayor of Coleford have been involved in the planning and will be there on the day.

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for planning, infrastructure and fire, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for residents in Coleford and nearby areas to get really useful advice and information from trained professionals.

"I would encourage everyone available to attend and speak to our trained advisors, and remember that there is no stupid question when it comes to your safety."

Cllr Paul Kay, mayor of Coleford, said: "Having been a firefighter for 32 years, I am especially aware of the need for events like this in Coleford. I feel it is really important to engage with local people so they have the opportunity to get advice and also know who to speak to in the future."

Cllr Paul McMahon, county councillor for Coleford, said: "I am really pleased that there is going to be such a great community event coming to Coleford.

"Community safety is so important to me and I think that we have to consider how we can all make our lives a bit easier and safer."

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to find out more, you can visit http://www.glosfire.gov.uk/index.htmlOpens new window or call 0800 180 41 40 to arrange a free safe and well check.

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