Community safety is at the forefront of a drop-in session in Bembridge today (Wednesday).
The town council is serving free tea and cake, alongside advice on alarm systems, beating scams and making the most of Neighbourhood Watch.
Emma Goldring is Clerk at Bembridge Parish Council, and told Isle of Wight Radio that the afternoon could prove really useful for local people.
“[Bembridge] is a safe place. Sixty per-cent of our population is over 65. We do have elements of crime and there is a perception and fear of crime. We do want to keep our residents safe and look after our neighbours. This is a good chance to come along, have a chat to the representatives, just to help people be safer really.”
Among those on hand to dish out advice are Neighbourhood Watch, the Isle of Wight Council’s Trading Standards officers, the Community Safety Partnership, an alarm system company and the Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership.
The Security Information afternoon runs between 1pm and 5pm in Bembridge village hall.