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Bexley volunteers hail National Personal Safety Day a success

PUBLISHED: 17:33 06 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:33 06 October 2014

Volunteers and police helped advise residents on how to stay safe

Volunteers and police helped advise residents on how to stay safe

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Neighbourhood Watch members worked alongside police to help advise residents on how to stay safe

National Personal Safety Day saw volunteers work in partnership with Bexley police to engage with the public and give advice on how to stay safe.

The safety day, which is organised nationally by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, is an annual event that aims to teach people how to stay safe and help them avoid violence and aggression. This year, the event sought to ensure that people were given the knowledge they need to stay safe from the moment they leave their home, to the time they arrive at their destination.

Volunteers from Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch worked with Bexley police to speak to members of the public in Bexleyheath Shopping Mall. Hundreds of specially designed leaflets were handed out to members of the public, alongside other Neighbourhood Watch leaflets.

Bexley Library, the Yorkshire Building Society and Starbucks also allowed the Bexley Neighbourhood Watch to leave leaflets.

The chairman of the Neighbourhood Watch group, Dana Wiffen called the day a ‘success’ stating that it was the second year the group had taken part in the scheme.

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