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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Come and support Little Digmoor Community Action Day and Give and Gain Day

Two great community events are being organised for the people of Little Digmoor on Friday 15 May.

The West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership has organised a community action day on the estate to support Lancashire Police activities around Give and Gain Day.

This is a national initiative from Business in the Community to help businesses and community organisations celebrate what can be achieved through the power of volunteers. Lancashire Police special constables and other police volunteers will join officers in a series of high profile activities on the day.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is supporting the community action event by providing an inflatable goal and getting children involved in fun activities and practising taking penalties.

The Trust will also be promoting the Kicks Initiative, which aims to get children involved in free football activities in the local area.

For more information on West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership please visit West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership.

Dave Tilleray, Chairman of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, said: “Everyone living on Little Digmoor should take part in the Community Action event as it offers an ideal opportunity for them to talk to staff from the Council and other agencies about their concerns for the estate. We are happy to support the Police with the Give and Gain Day volunteering activities and very grateful to Wigan Athletic Community Trust for supporting the Community Action event.”

Police activities on the day will include Community Roadwatch, with officers going to areas where there have been speeding issues; enforcement of speed limits; and visits to licensed premises.

West Lancashire Borough Council staff, Police and Fire Service personnel will be around the estate for the community action day with Fire Service staff encouraging people to have free fire safety checks on their homes and giving information about other fire safety issues.

The Council’s Estates Management Team will be doing joint patrols with the Police Neighbourhood Team. Council Environmental Enforcement staff will liaise with the Community Payback Team to identify areas that could benefit from environmental improvements. They will also provide residents with information on environmental issues and enforcement activities and discuss the free neutering of dogs.

The Dogs Trust will be offering a limited supply of free microchips for dogs between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The Council’s Tenant Involvement Team will be offering advice to tenants and supporting any environmental activities on the day.

A skip will be on the car park at Acregate, behind the general store for people to put their waste in from 9am until it is full.

West Lancashire Police Inspector June Chessell said: “This is an opportunity for Specials and volunteers across the Force to come together on a pre-planned community initiative that will greatly impact the communities of Lancashire.”

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