Family fun day brings New Parks community together


Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is hosting a family day to celebrate the launch of his new People Zone in New Parks.

The event will be held at Western Fire & Rescue Station in Aikman Avenue, Leicester, on Saturday 10 November and will give local people a chance to gain valuable life skills with CPR (first aid) training, road and bike safety workshops, smoothie making and emergency services demonstrations including a simulated road traffic collision among the activities.

The PCC is creating three People Zones across Leicestershire – areas where local people are given support and responsibility to take on localised problems and encouraged to work together with various agencies to improve community life.  

Willy Bach said: “I’m really proud to launch our People Zone in New Parks with this fantastic family fun day.

“The whole idea behind People Zones is bringing people together and encouraging our communities to work as one unit to solve issues and contribute to its long-term safety.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting everybody and spreading the word about what we’re doing and how people can get involved. What better way to do this than an action-packed community event bringing families together in the spirit of fun.”  

People Zones aim to help people better cope and manage their lives, reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and increase community spirit and cohesion.

The idea is backed by a host of public safety partners from health, criminal justice, local authorities and the voluntary sector.

The event runs from 10am until 2pm and includes a free soup and a roll or hot dog, hot drinks (courtesy of the Salvation Army) and lots of information and giveaways to help people stay safe.



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Posted on Wednesday 24th October 2018
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