Safety week in Welwyn Hatfield

Residents will have access to free safety advice and information next week, thanks to Wel Hat Safety Week.

Wel Hat Safety Week

Running from Monday 23-Sunday 29 September, Wel Hat Safety Week - organised by the Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership (CSP) - will cover a range of topics from bike safety to scam awareness. Each day will have a different theme:


· Monday 23 September: bike safety

Police officers will be offering free bike marking and providing crime prevention advice, outside the Howard Centre in WGC from 4-7pm.


· Tuesday 24 September: domestic abuse

The sunflower coffee morning offers free confidential support and advice for anyone affected by domestic abuse. At Gracemead Church in Hatfield from 9-11am.


A Sunflower information stand promoting the Herts Sunflower service will also be in Asda in Hatfield from 11am-1pm.


· Wednesday 25 September: personal safety

Come along for free crime prevention advice, support and freebies around personal safety, fire safety, burglary prevention and more. At Asda in Hatfield from 11am-1pm, and the Howard Centre in WGC from 4-5pm.


· Thursday 26 September: scam awareness

Come along to find out more on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams and rogue traders. Attendees will hear from a representative from Hertfordshire Trading Standards on a variety of topics such as scam trends, how to spot them and how to report them. At Verulam Sheltered Housing from 10-11am, and Mead House Sheltered Housing from 11.30am-12.30pm.


There will also be a Community Information Day at the Millwards area in Hatfield from 2-5pm. Residents will be able to talk to officers from the Police, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and other partner organisations to discuss issues that affect the quality of life locally.


· Friday 27 September: road safety

Learn 2 Live Road Safety sessions will be delivered by the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership in schools and colleges across the borough to talk to students about important road safety topics. Email for more information.


On Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September, the Community Safety Partnership will be raising awareness of modern slavery and child sexual exploitation and the dangers of knife crime through their social media channels. Follow them @WelHatCSP for more.


Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member for Community Safety, said:

This year's Wel Hat Safety Week involves officers getting out and about in the local community, helping to make our residents feel safer by offering a range of advice and information on many topics, including personal safety, domestic abuse and preventing bike theft.


If you see a topic that you would like to know more about, I would encourage you to pop along to one of our events to pick up some useful tips that you can apply to your everyday personal safety and wellbeing.

For more information on the event, call 01707 357524 or email