Barn events to promote action against rural crime

Farmers and landowners are being invited to two free barn events to learn more about and discuss how to protect themselves from rural crime.

The events, in Cold Ashby and in Wellingborough, follow two successful sessions held in January, and are open to anyone interested in learning more about crime and crime prevention that is specific to rural areas.

The evening events will give the opportunity to discuss rural crime issues police officers and local authority colleagues. There will also be exhibitors offering specialist crime prevention products. 

The barn events will be taking place at Wellinborough Old Grammarians on Monday March 25 and at Cold Ashby Golf Club on Wednesday March 27. Attendance is free but anyone wishing to come along is asked to book a place through Eventbrite.

Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said:  “I was pleased to see such enthusiasm from people who came along to the first two events.  We were able to listen to people’s concerns and at the same time, to offer advice about how they can protect themselves and their property. Rural crime is an important area of focus in our county and we are all committed to working with partners to make those who live and work in our beautiful countryside more secure.”

Both events open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.  You can book on Eventbrite by searching ‘rural crime barn event’.

Inspector Tracy Moore, who leads on rural crime at Northamptonshire Police, said: “As a force serving a very rural county, it’s vital we get out into our rural communities to share information and advice to help people to protect what matters. It’s very much a two-way relationship and we’re looking forward to meeting rural residents and business owners, discussing their concerns and letting them know about all the great partnership work we have going on to address rural crime.”