Swindon Police pop-up shop ready for opening

By Barrie Hudson - 23 November 2021


A Swindon Police pop-up shop will open next to McDonald's in Canal Walk tomorrow - Wednesday, 24 November.

The shop will be open from 10am to 3pm every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 22 December.
A force spokesperson said: "Drop in and meet officers from your local Neighbourhood Community Policing Team as well as a range of supporting partner agencies and specialist policing departments.
"Find out what’s happening in your community, get crime prevention advice or let us know about your concerns."
Tomorrow the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust staff will be at the shop to explain their role, and will be able to provide home security advice and online safety advice to the over 60s, those aged over 18 with a registered disability and victims of domestic abuse.
Thomas Ridley, the Wiltshire Police Tactical Crime Prevention Officer, will also be there with advice, and officers will offer be on hand to offer free Bike Register security marking while supplies last.
On Friday, 26 November, representatives from Turning Point will be available to talk about person-centred treatment to support positive changes in people's drug and alcohol use. They also offer residential rehab, after care, family support, outreach support and peer mentor/volunteering opportunities, and further information can be found at https://crowd.in/Mnj2UT
On Saturday, 27 November the bike marking team will return, and PC Rachel Davies, Wiltshire Police Fraud Protection Officer, will offer advice to protect people from the increasing threat of fraud.

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