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Where to feel Safer in King’s Lynn

Safer Places launch in the Vancouver Quarter, Kings Lynn. Representative from each of the Safer Places along with Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, Deputy Mayor Barry Ayres and members of the Kings Lynn North Safer Neighbourhood Team at the launch.

Safer Places launch in the Vancouver Quarter, Kings Lynn. Representative from each of the Safer Places along with Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, Deputy Mayor Barry Ayres and members of the Kings Lynn North Safer Neighbourhood Team at the launch.

A new scheme to help vulnerable or disabled people was launched in Lynn yesterday.

Norfolk Safer Places helps give people who are vulnerable or have a disability a safe place to go if they feel they need it.

Anyone who signs up to the scheme receives a card on which they put their name and the telephone numbers of two nominated contacts.

The contacts could be a family member, friends or a carer.

If anyone signed up to the scheme finds themselves in need of assistance while out and about, for any reason such as feeling harassed, bullied, scared or lost, they can go into any of the nominated Safer Places for assistance.

In and around Lynn, 35 places have so far agreed to be a Safe Place.

These premises include Youngsters World, Gaywood and London Road libraries, the Globe Hotel, the borough council offices’ coffee shop, Lloyds Bank, HSBC and the British Heart Foundation shop.

The launch event took place at Sainsbury’s in the town centre and included carol singing from the Springwood School choir.

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, who launched the scheme said: “This is a brilliant scheme involving communities supporting their more vulnerable members.

“Having met with some of the people who have used the scheme in other areas, I know that the scheme makes them feel safer and gives them more confidence to go out and about in their local areas. “

 

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