Hinckley Police officers using new pop up shop for first time tomorrow

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 31 January 2022

HINCKLEY POLICE officers will use their brand new ‘pop up’ shop, based inside of the Britannia Shopping Centre, for the first time tomorrow (1 February).

Hinckley Police officers outside the pop up shop (Image: Hinckley Police)

Today (31 January), Hinckley Police officers announced on social media sharing site, Facebook, that Britannia Shopping Centre bosses have agreed to temporarily give them a retail unit inside of the indoor mall, for a total of three months.

It is located in the retail unit directly next door to Peacocks, opposite Boots and Wilko.

A spokesperson for the force took to their official Facebook page to state the reason behind temporarily moving into the centre.

They said: “We plan to use this space as a place for people to come and see us, raise concerns, get crime prevention advice and find out a little more about what your local beat team are doing to keep you safe.”

The pop up shop will open on various dates and times over the course of the next three months.

Police have put plans in place to hold a few workshops on some of the dates to help people to learn more on some issues, such as knife crime, licensing, and fraud.

Events will further be held for younger residents, including several competitions, where they will have the chance to win prizes.

Some of the notable dates where they will be inside of the space are listed below:

  • Tuesday 1st February – 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 4th February – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Monday 7th February -10am to 1pm – Crime Prevention Sale
  • Wednesday 16th February – 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 18th February – 10am to 1pm – Meet the Team
  • Saturday 19th February – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Monday 21st February – 3pm to 5.30pm – Knife Crime Awareness*
  • Friday 25th February – 10am to 1pm – Crime Prevention Sale
  • Saturday 26th February – 10am to 1pm
  • Monday 28th February – 10am to 1pm – Crime Prevention Sale

* It has been noted that the Knife Crime Awareness workshop is suitable for anybody aged between 12 years old to 20 years old.

Residents are being encouraged to ‘pop on down’ to the pop up shop and say “hello”.

Local people can have their say on the police’s priorities for the year, sign up to the Neighbourhood Link scheme, and look at some of the police uniforms on display.

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