Sunday, April 2, 2023

Thurrock’s police lend their support to parkrun

ON Saturday 28 May the Thurrock Community Policing Team and Cadets visited Thurrock parkrun, Orsett Heath.

Regular parkrunner Inspector Lee Argent introduced the team which included Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators, Crime Prevention officers, and Volunteer Police Cadets. Several of the team and cadets took part in parkrun, chatting to runners on the way round.

Running the course were CPT Inspector Lee Argent, PC Andy Cayless, PCSO Billy Page, Police Cadet Owen Hooper, Police Cadet Ami Lauder and Police Cadet Jasmine Collier. Sergeant Lee Stannard and Police Cadet Luke Ford were assisting in promoting the Police Cadets, Essex Community Messaging (ECM) service, Neighbourhood Watch, Dog Watch, Heritage Watch and the new Active Citizen programme.

For information on our Police Cadet programme please email Sergeant Lee Stannard

They are hoping to have a new intake of Police Cadets this Autumn.

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This was the 33rd event for Thurrock parkrun which has recently seen the average attendance grow to 55 with the improving weather.

Walking or running parkrun is not a race but a free weekly 5km personal time-trial. Each week you can aim to beat your Personal Best or simply enjoy taking part in a welcoming environment.

The event is put on by 12-Volunteers who are either parkrunners or supporters. Event Director Trevor Rawson said "Thurrock parkrun is a great free community event, funded by Thurrock Public Health and supported by Thurrock Council. It is fantastic to have the Community Policing Team join us and I hope we can make this a regular fixture".

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