Community Action Day in Flitwick!
The Stop Smoking Team have been given the opportunity to attend a Safer Communities Action event in Flitwick on Friday 8th October. It was a market day and was held on the Millennium Green.
There were several stalls in Millennium Park, Dunstable Road, with teams talking to residents and businesses, sharing advice and information about a range of community safety issues, giving out dog bags, pens, torches, and information leaflets and the Safer Central Survey. Residents also had the opportunity to talk to our Stop Smoking Team about the services on offer.
The idea was that organisations such as waste management, fire service, police, parking etc. all attended with the intention of taking action with the community to improve the local area.
Local councillors also held their Councillor Surgery to talk to residents about any issues they wanted to raise. The Mayor of Flitwick joined the event, too.
We were offered a stand which gave us an opportunity to talk to visitors about our service and how we help people.
Martin Manly, Jackie O’Shea and Lena Kovalenko attended the event offering information and advice to local people. This was the first on-site event since the pandemic started and everybody from our team was really excited to be able to meet with people face to face.
We talked to people, explaining how we can help to quit smoking, giving out advice and resources – leaflets, pens, cards – with our contact details. We enjoyed listening as people shared their successful quit stories and their experiences with smoking, as well as talking to people who wanted to quit about how to access our service for help to stop smoking.
We appreciate being invited to attend and look forward to attending more events in the future.
It was a successful and fun day!