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Calling all mini Vets! Crawley’s County Mall Runs ‘Vet Training School’ Fun Workshop This February Half Term

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County Mall is opening it’s first ‘Vet Training School’ to aspiring young vets.

Children with a love of animals are invited to join County Mall This February half term at their first ‘Vet Training School’ two-day workshop.

Trainees attending will have to complete the fun workshop on the ground floor outside WHSmith this half term, in order to ‘graduate’ from Vet School.

Children will learn about the different parts of various animals through x-rays and stuffed animals, before completing training with worksheets which will give them a certificate upon graduating from the Vet Training School.

Simon Cuckow, Centre Manager of County Mall Says;

“We are very conscious that families are looking for activities to do during half term which are not only fun, but educational too, which is why we’re thrilled to be running this two-day workshop in our centre.”

“This free event is perfect for primary school aged children, and after they graduate families can take advantage of the many kid friendly half term offers that retailers and food outlets offer in the centre.”

County Mall’s Jungle General Vet School will be open for training on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February, between 10am – 4pm.

This free event requires registration in advance; customers can visit countymall.co.uk for the registration page. This workshop is suitable for children aged between 4-10.

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Crawley’s Community Wardens successfully retain police accreditation

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Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens have successfully retained their Sussex Police accreditation.

The Community Warden Team was granted accreditation status again in December 2019 by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York. This lasts for three years. Crawley Borough Council’s wardens have been accredited since 2008.

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows organisations and their employees working in community safety to be given targeted police powers by the Chief Constable. These powers can help them become more effective in their role and contribute to community safety and security, as well as combat crime and disorder, public nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

Additional powers the Community Wardens have under CSAS are:

  • Power to require the name and address of a person whom they have reasons to believe has committed a relevant offence (such as causing injury, alarm or distress to any other person or the loss or damage to any person’s property, or a relevant Fixed Penalty Offence)
  • Power to require name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner.
  • Power to require persons drinking in a designated place to surrender alcohol and to dispose of any alcohol
  • Power to require persons aged under 18 to surrender alcohol and to dispose of any alcohol
  • Power to seize tobacco from a person aged under 16 and to dispose of it
  • Power to stop cycles when they have reasons to believe that a person has committed the offence of riding on a footpath.

CSAS also allows for greater partnership working between the police and local organisations, as well as raising the priority of community safety.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans, Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said:

“It is great to see the Community Wardens retain their Sussex Police accreditation. They play such an important role within Crawley; it’s vital that they have this accreditation so they can use the additional powers to help Sussex Police keep Crawley safe.”

You can report anti-social behaviour by filling in our form at www.crawley.gov.uk/communitywardens or calling 01293 438000 during normal office hours. For an urgent response between 8am and 9.30pm, seven days a week, call the Community Wardens on 07884 492324.

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