Kempston Action Evening
Kempston residents are being invited to join an ‘Action Evening’
on Friday 2nd September to tackle problems such as anti-social
behaviour, littering, graffiti and dog fouling.
The evening has been organised in response to requests from
local residents who want to stop the small minority of people who
use anti-social behaviour to blight their local communities.
Residents who attend the Action Evening will also be given the
chance to join the Pride in Bedford Community Champion Scheme. This
voluntary scheme provides local residents with a platform to raise
issues, such as anti-social behaviour, which are affecting their
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community
and Regulatory Services, said: “Concentrated efforts in local areas
help us to tackle problems which are affecting local people.
“Our Community Champion Scheme offers local residents throughout
Bedford Borough the opportunity to report issues of anti-social
behaviour and this ‘Action Evening’ will encourage more people to
get involved with the scheme and help to look after their local
“Many residents including volunteers that are part of the Dog
watch scheme launched earlier this year, are already working
together in Kempston and have informed us of some instances of
anti-social behaviour. For example, we have been made aware of a
number of fires being set on the riverbanks so we will take this
opportunity to speak to people who regularly visit the area to ask
them to be vigilant and provide information where possible.
“The evening is also a great opportunity for local residents to
meet each other and get to know their neighbours which undoubtedly
helps to create a greater sense of community.”
The Kempston Action Evening starts from 5.30 at The
Grange Car Park.