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Police to make tracks in 15 rural villages

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 09, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

Trevor, Staffordshire Police's tractor.

Trevor, Staffordshire Police's tractor.

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POLICE officers are to take their mobile rural roadshow to 15 Staffordshire Moorlands villages as part of a high profile campaign.

Residents will have the chance to discuss any areas of concern they have within their own community with officers.

They will be joined by a domestic abuse worker from Arch, which also provides accommodation, support, and advice for people experiencing domestic abuse, people in housing need, and people who need support to live independently.

The Staffordshire force's new tractor – Trevor – will also be on show, and police dogs will be present at some of the events, which take place next week.

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PCSO Adam Cliffe said: "We are doing to try and engage with the rural communities.

"Visitors will be able to discuss any matters or concerns with a local officer.

"This is not just for police but also other agencies.

"We will also be handing out bags to visitors, which have kindly been provided by the NFU, containing various agency leaflets with information and advice."

The venue, dates and times of the roadshow are:

Monday August 11.

Alton Village Hall 10am – 11.30am .

Kingsley Holt Methodist Church 12.00pm – 1.30pm.

Ipstones Fire Station car park 2.30pm – 4pm.

Tuesday August 12.

Waterhouses next to the doctor's surgery 9am – 10.30am.

Ilam near to the monument 11am – 12.30pm.

Wetton – Toilets car park 2pm – 3.30pm.

Wednesday August 13.

Longnor Market Place 9.30am – 11am.

Hulme End, Manifold car park 11.30am – 1pm.

Butterton near to the church 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

Thursday 14th August.

Tittesworth – reservoir car park 9.30am – 11am.

Meerbrook - village hall car park 11.30am – 1pm.

Swythamley - village hall car park 2pm – 3.30pm.

Friday 15th August.

Foxt village hall car park 9am – 10.30am.

Whiston village hall car park 11am – 12.30am.

Oakamoor village hall car park 2pm – 3.30pm

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday officers have been able to get the new police tractor, Trevor, to attend the road shows.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, officers will be attending the locations with police dogs.

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