Police officers help local retirement living residents fight crime

A police-led crime prevention awareness event organised by Dewsbury police officers has helped residents at Stonewater’s Savile Court retirement living apartments in Queen Street, Ravensthorpe, stay safe.

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Savile Court is a retirement living scheme, owned and run by leading social housing provider Stonewater, which provides 25 one-bedroom independent living apartments for over 55s.

Two of Dewsbury’s newest community support officers – Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) Hayley Walker and Adam Hyndman – covered a variety of topics at the event, from travelling safely to keeping homes and belongings safe. Savile Court residents also enjoyed afternoon tea at the event, a game of bingo and even a free raffle.

“PCSOs Walker and Hyndman’s visit provided an ideal opportunity for our residents to meet our local community police officers and gain some useful tips on staying safe and crime prevention,” says Julie Skelton, Stonewater Service Delivery Officer. “As a responsible housing provider, we are proud of the partnership we have with our local policing team and look forward to working proactively together on further initiatives like this aimed at keeping our residents and housing communities safe.”

Superintendent Kate Jowett says: “I was delighted to be involved in the crime prevention awareness event at Savile Court. Our police officers had done a great job in organising it and clearly have an excellent relationship with the staff and residents. There was a real community feel and everyone had a lovely time, whilst learning about easy ways to stay safe, and reduce any chance of being a victim of crime.”

If you are interested in moving to Saville Court – Stonewater has a couple of apartments vacant – please contact Julie on 01924 455521 for more information.