07 April 2010
Residents over the age of 50, OAP groups and their families from Pengam and the surrounding areas are invited to attend an event later this month, to learn more about home and community safety issues.
The FREE Cheese and Crime event will be held at Lewis School Pengam on Tuesday 13th April from 4.00pm until 6.30pm.
Gwent Police, Caerphilly County Borough Council's Community Safety Wardens and Trading Standards and various other agencies will be on hand. They will be providing important safety information, advice and tips on keeping safe, both in the home and when out in the community, as well as information on income maximisation.
Sixth Form pupils from Lewis School Pengam, who have been working with the Spectacle Theatre Company, will also perform a short play about the dangers associated with doorstep rogue traders, bogus callers and tips on how to help prevent becoming a victim.
There will be a free cheese and wine reception on arrival, and following the play, a free hot meal of fish, chips and mushy peas, complete with tea, coffee and gateaux for dessert will be served.
Free transport to and from the event is also available to those that require it.
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, cabinet member for the environment said, "Two events in the Cheese and Crime series have been held to date at various locations throughout the county borough, and they have been very well received indeed.
I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and find out more about safety issues, and to have a chat to various organisations about any safety related concerns people may have."
Pengam ward officer, PCSO Lesley McKean, said: "There will be lots of opportunities for residents to speak informally with the different agencies, to pick up helpful information and tips. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to attend, and we are looking forward to seeing them there."
The event is being promoted by the Community Partnerships and Communities First Partnerships located within the school's catchment area, and organised by CCBC's Community Regeneration Team. It is being funded by the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership as part of the Welsh Assembly Government's Reassurance for Older People initiative.
To reserve a place, and to arrange for free transport to and from the Cheese and Crime event, please call 01443 864 395.
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