Stevenage Fire Station is rolling on with an improved arson patrol after receiving four new mountain bikes from the SoSafe Community Safety Partnership.
The bikes came after members of the Stevenage SoSafe Community Safety Partnership – which includes Stevenage Borough Council, Hertfordshire Police, the Fire Service, and Herts County Council – worked together to fund them.
Staff from Stevenage Fire Station and The Herts Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Force will now work together with the police to carry out more arson patrol locally, particularly in parks and open spaces in the town.
Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive member for Safer and Stronger Communities, Cllr Richard Henry, said, “These bikes are great news for Stevenage as they’ll allow the fire service to get out and about more locally to respond to any emergencies and reassure the community.
“It’s important that local fire and police teams have a presence within the community and we hope that these bikes will go a long way to strengthening this.”
Tony Robinson, Stevenage Station Commander, said, “We’re delighted to receive the new bikes. They will support the excellent community initiatives that already contribute towards making Stevenage a safer community. It’s a good example of what we can achieve by working together.”
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Picture shows Mayor Carol Latif, Cllr Richard Henry and Tony Robinson with the team from Stevenage Fire Station on the new bikes.
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