sainssntCustomers shopping at Sainsbury’s in Newport will soon have the chance to meet the Newport Safer Neighbourhoods team.

Officers and PCSOs from Hampshire Constabulary will be visiting the store, situated on Foxes Road , ensuring customers know how to keep their homes safe, how to influence local policing priorities and how to contact the Newport Safer Neighbourhoods team.

Members of the team will be based in the store’s Foyer area every Thursday between 13:00-15:00.

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Newport Safer Neighbourhoods team PC Steve Quelch said: “Police are dedicated to maintaining an active visible presence in every neighbourhood. We’re grateful to Sainsbury’s for this opportunity to be even closer to the heart of the community where the public’s help is vital to keep crime levels low on our island.

“Customers will be able to ask us any questions or raise any issues with us on the day. The force is always keen to explore extra interactive ways for local Safer Neighbourhoods teams to provide an excellent service. This weekly beat surgery is enhancing our contact with the public in the island’s capital town.”

Sainsbury’s Store Manager, Paul Dyer, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Newport Safer Neighbourhoods team and welcome them into our store. As a responsible retailer we wish to actively promote safety for our customers in the Island area”.

The front office at Newport police station remains open to the public. You can contact Hampshire Constabulary and the Newport SNT on 101, by emailing [email protected] or find out more online via a number of

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