Killough Village Enjoys Community Safety Awareness Day

A large number of residents from the Killough village area turned out to support the Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday 13 September 2014.

[caption id="attachment_51917" align="alignleft" width="390"]Some of the local people in Killough who enjoyed the fun day organised by the PSNI and Down PCSP. Some of the local people in Killough who enjoyed the fun day organised by the PSNI and Down PCSP.[/caption]

This event was organised by the Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in conjunction with the PSNI, to respond to a request by the community for a cohesive community event.

Cllr Willie Clarke, PCSP Engagement Committee Chair said: “I am delighted that so many residents turned out to this event. It was a great opportunity for the people of Killough to get to know each other and to receive advice on help available to them from the various agencies. I would like to thank all those members of the community and agencies who have worked together and will continue to work in partnership to make Killough a safer environment to live in.”

[caption id="attachment_51919" align="alignright" width="280"]Climbing high on Killough fun day. Climbing high on Killough fun day.[/caption]

The children enjoyed activities such as face painting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, a mega slide, gladiator duels, a bungee run and a climbing wall. They also got the opportunity to participate in tasks that increased their knowledge of environmental waste through the Council’s Environmental Education Unit. The adults received information and advice on home security and fire prevention from the PSNI, the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and the Council’s Home & Accident Prevention team.

Residents also had the opportunity to view the proposed Killough Village Plan which was displayed in the Community Hall by consultants PLACE.

Following the public meetings the PCSP and County Down Rural Community Network organised a ‘clean up’ of the Village which was attended by a large number of residents of all ages. In addition, the PSNI hosted a very successful Cage Football Event.

Cllr Clarke paid tribute to the County Down Rural Community Network  and added: “The network have worked tirelessly with the public to establish a new Community Group and it is anticipated that a Youth Forum will follow. The Policing and Community Safety Partnership will continue to work with key agencies in Killough.”

If you require any further information on past or present Events in Killough please contact the PCSP Department on 02844610857 or