Safer Together community day reaches hundreds of residents in Shadwell

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At the Early Years centre on 16 November

Several hundred residents and children took part in a Safer Together community day held on Saturday 16 November in the Watney Market and Shadwell areas.

The event was a chance for Tower Hamlets council and partners, including the police, to talk directly with residents about community safety and to help people access support including services for young people.

They were brought together through a range of activities including live music, DJs, popcorn, t-shirt making, face-painting, smoothie making (using exercise bikes) aerobics, story-telling, videos and virtual reality education sessions. The event offered residents the chance to raise issues directly to the council and partners, including ideas to make the borough a safer, healthier place.

Denise Radley, Corporate Director, Health, Adults and Community, said: “We all have a role to play in making our communities safer. By talking with residents and community organisations we can strengthen the services we offer. It’s important that our young people have support and positive activities to do. It’s also important that we listen to them to make sure we are safer together.”

Debbie Jones, Corporate Director, Children and Culture, said: “The Safer Together community day was a great success. I’m delighted that the response to our early years team and youth services was so positive. Residents wanted to know what support is available and we also know that effective services for children, young people and families are an important part of community safety.”

Community organisations that worked together with the council to make the day a success included: Tower Hamlets Homes; Tower Hamlets Community Housing; One Housing; Spotlight; Streets of Growth; Community Links; Society Links; ‘A’ Team Arts; Communities Driving Change; Museum of London and Docklands; St George’s Leisure Centre and the Carers’ Centre. The council’s WorkPath, rapid response, early years and youth service teams were all involved.

Posted on Wednesday 27th November 2019