Police Join In Ludlow’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
A programme of celebrations will span four days starting on June 2 and West Mercia Police will be doing their bit to mark the special occasion.
Police Constable Dan Wood, the Local Policing Officer, sees it as an opportunity to engage with townspeople during a fun occasion expected to create a sense of community similar to that currently aroused by the Olympic Torch relay.
"It's a time when the feel-good factor should be high and we want to be part of this celebratory occasion," said PC Wood.
He and CSO Jamie Guest will be setting up in the Ludlow conference room at the Bishop Mascall Centre next door to the police station in Lower Galdeford from 10am to at lest 4pm on Saturday, June 2.
They are urging local residents visiting the exhibitions and displays at the centre to call by the police tables for a friendly chat.
"It's an opportunity for us to meet some local people in a neutral setting and for them to raise any issues of interest or concern," said PC Wood.
It is also an opportunity for the police to give tips on a whole range of crime prevention measures aimed at keeping home and property safe and secure.
CSO Guest said: "It's all very informal and relaxed but there is a serious side. People will be able to talk to us about the best ways of preventing their home being broken into and how best to protect their valuables."
Advice will also be given on personal safety, including preventing doorstep crime and distraction burglaries, as well as on vehicle security.
One of the main aspects of the police display will be on-site cycle marking - always a big help in tracing a stolen bike. People are invited to bring along their cycles with proof of identity and ownership for free security marking.
Drink-driving and illegal use of mobile phones when driving will also be covered and there will be various items of interest for youngsters.