On 22 June, we trialled our first daytime patrol, timed to coincide with school children coming into the town centre on their way home, and in response to a request from the Community Safety Unit.
The team on patrol thought it was worthwhile and enjoyable and would be interested in doing a regular afternoon patrol. They spoke to over 60 people, many of whom were unfamiliar with our work because they are not part of the evening economy within Ashford.
We have another 3 daytime patrols scheduled:
Thursday 14 September 14.30 – 17.30
Thursday 12 October 14.30 – 17.30
Thursday 16 November 14.30 – 17.30.
We are looking to widen our recruitment this year to include people who are interested in patrolling during the day. Please contact Lita if you would like to find out more about our work or join a patrol as an observer.