Day of action brings community together in Stokesley
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Residents in Stokesley are being invited to take part in a community action day, to help make the town an even better place to live.
North Yorkshire Police, Broadacres Housing Association and Stokesley Town Council have joined together and invited other agencies to ensure that the community can come to get advice from a large one-stop-shop within the Town Hall at Stokesley from noon to 6pm.
This includes the younger generation who can attend after school and their voice matters for the future.
Residents are also being urged to share their views, which will help shape how services are delivered in the town and surrounding areas over the next 12 months.
And Police and other organisations will be taking part in high visibility walk arounds with visits to residents who need help.
Services on offer to residents include:
A chance for residents to meet their police teams and others who provide local services and talk about issues affecting them.
Crime prevention advice and advice on how the community can help police address antisocial behaviour.
Wellbeing visits to vulnerable residents, including those who may find it harder to attend the event in person.
A tidy-up of estates, with skips provided by Broadacres.
Advice on warm space initiatives, to help cut the cost of heating your home.
Financial advice available in Stokesley Town Hall.
Free refreshments are available throughout the day to anyone visiting the event.
Organisations taking part in the day include North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stokesley Town Council, Citizens Advice, Stokesley District Community Care, Trading Standards, Age UK, MIND, Carers Plus and Stokesley Library, as well as North Yorkshire Police and Broadacres.
Inspector Sarah Sanderson, of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “'Bringing the services to the heart of your community' is a day that nobody else has done and is going to be a large event.
“We want to listen to what residents are saying and be able to give them guidance and support to access the services they need, including the most vulnerable in the community. The day is about building community relationships, making a positive difference and gaining further insights into what matters to the people of Stokesley”.
“Our commitment is that the feedback from residents will then influence our services and priorities over the next 12 months.”