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Safer Neighbourhood Team settle into the saddle of new bicycle

Queens Park and Charminster Safer Neighbourhood Team are busy patrolling the area on their new bicycle thanks to the generous contributions of two local councillors.

Bournemouth Borough Councillors Carol Ainge and Cheryl Johnson contributed £500 each to the total cost of the bicycle which will give the team greater flexibility in patrol routes, increase visible police presence in the area and help the Safer Neighbourhood Team to police the area more effectively.

The bicycle, a Smith & Wesson Mountain bike, has distinctive police markings which will help to provide high visibility patrolling.

Steve Houston, North Bournemouth Neighbourhood Sergeant, said: “This is a great example of partners and police working together to make Dorset safer. We really appreciate the generosity shown by Councillors Carol Ainge and Cheryl Johnson, their support in helping to fund this bike will really help us to police the area.”

Carol Ainge, Councillor for Queens Park and Charminster, said: “Team working is the way forward.”

Cheryl Johnson, Councillor for Queens Park and Charminster said: “I look forward to seeing the Safer Neighbourhood Team on the street even more now.”

To find out more about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call Dorset Police on 101 or visit our Local Policing pages on this website

Queens Park Safer Neighbourhood Team