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Glastonbury officers brush up on their skateboarding skills

The policing team in Glastonbury is inviting young people to teach them how to do skateboard, bike and scooter tricks on Saturday 2 March in the first event of its kind in the town.

The ‘Pizza with the Police at the Park’ event will encourage younger members of the community to use Glastonbury Skate Park following a report from a local councillor of an increased amount of anti-social behaviour.

Local officers will be at the skate park from 6.30pm offering crime prevention advice to young people and UV marking their property, while also hoping to pick up some skate and scooter skills.

Dominos, Subway and Aldi are supporting the event by providing snacks and light refreshments.

Mark Nicholson, Neighbourhood Manager, said: “We are looking forward to engaging with the users of the skate park in Glastonbury on Saturday, in order to encourage its safe and appropriate use, to build confidence and trust with that particular community, and also to offer crime reduction products and advice. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Gerard Tucker, Glastonbury Town Clerk, added: “The Pizza in the Park initiative was the result of a comment raised at a youth committee meeting of the town council. Not only did the police respond by increasing their patrols, PCSOs Bradley and Rowlands organised this event at their own initiative. The town council currently has a great working relationship with the police, which demonstrates that by working collaboratively, much more can be achieved.”

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