Seek advice at Dunstable Community Engagement Day

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Seek advice on everything from crime prevention to getting involved in community clear-ups in Dunstable on Friday.

The Dunstable Community Engagement Day takes place on Friday, September 25 from 9.30am to 3pm with advice stalls and other attractions in Ashton Square and outside Asda supermarket.

It is being run by Central Bedfordshire’s Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with Dunstable Town Council, and follows on from two other successful events earlier this summer in Leighton Buzzard and Biggleswade.

Many departments from Central Bedfordshire Council will be at the event including trading standards, community safety, domestic violence, waste, housing, community safety, youth offending, public protection, community health and wellbeing, housing and the handy van service.

The Community Engagement Days follow on from last year’s successful Pride In events run by the Community Safety Partnership but have extended the remit from crime prevention and personal safety to health and well-being.

Alongside representatives from Beds Police and Beds Fire and Rescue Service, there will also be stalls from health providers with advice about mental health, dementia, stopping smoking and fighting obesity.

The event will also have representatives from the Road Victims Trust to promote volunteering opportunities in the area. Amey’s staff will also join volunteers and representatives of community reparation schemes in projects to clean up local areas.