The Fenland Community Safety Partnership's quarterly community engagements events, which help to spread key safety messages and raise awareness of risks across the region, will be temporarily moving online.
With coronavirus restrictions preventing events from being hosted in community centres and supermarket foyers across Fenland, moving the events online allows the events to continue, albeit in a new format.
The first event, covering the topic of Scams & Cyber Crime, is now available on the Council's YouTube channel with members of the Fenland Community Safety Partnership team answering a wide range of questions submitted by the general public. Residents who would like to watch the event can do so by visiting youtu.be/UuyWTBStMYs.
Cllr Susan Wallwork, the Council's Portfolio Holder for Communities, said "It is a great shame that the current circumstances do not allow us to host our Community Engagement Events in the usual manner, but moving the event online does allow us to potentially reach even more members of the public than before whilst still delivering the vital public safety messages that help to protect our communities."
Hosted by Rosie Cooke, Community Safety Projects Officer with the Fenland Community Safety Partnership, the first event also features two guest experts from relevant partner organisations.
Charlotte Homent, the Lead for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership, and Nigel Sutton, Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor for Cambridgeshire Police, utilised their vast knowledge and experience with Scams & Cyber Crime to help answer the public's questions and provide valuable advice for viewers.
The next Community Engagement Event is set to take place later this year, however the final arrangements for this are yet to be confirmed. More information on the Fenland Community Safety Partnership and their work is available at www.fenland.gov.uk/csp