Crewkerne’s annual Community Safety Day took place outside the town hall in Market Square. Numbers attending the event this year were ‘disappointingly low’. The event was moved away from its previous prominent town centre location in Falkland Square, due to the number of vehicles that would be attending. Exhibitors included the Somerset Road Safety Team, Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, Avon & Somerset Police, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Yarlington Retirement Living Services, Bluebird Care, Somerset Care, Active Learning & Skills, The Bobby Van, Dogs Trust, SSDC Environmental Health, The Environment Agency and Crewkerne Town Council, all of which were available to talk to by people who had issues they wanted to raise.

The annual Community Safety Day is organised by Crewkerne Safety Community Group, a local action group at the town council that is recognised by the Mendip and Somerset Community Safety Partnership. The aim of the event was to give local people the opportunity to discuss and receive advice on community safety issues, whether personal or environmental. There are very few of these events running across South Somerset, where members of the public are given an ideal opportunity to talk to emergency and other professional service providers, all in one place. Matters discussed are always kept in the strictest confidence. Although attendance by members of the public was down on previous years, the Community Safety Day provided a chance for the different services to network with each other.

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