Stortford police engage with community through table tennis
Bishop’s Stortford police have been coming under 'attack' from youngsters wielding bats in the town centre – and they say they welcome it!
Officers have been hosting regular table tennis sessions in Jackson Square’s Ping Pong Parlour since December. The aim is to give children and their parents a chance to have some fun and games with the police's Safer Neighbourhood Team.
PCSO Natasha Coppin explained: “It’s just community engagement. It builds up a relationship between us and the community so kids feel like they can come up and talk to us.”
The parlour was awash with teenagers, younger children and their parents for the most recent 'Pong with Police' session.
“It’s been really fun,” said PCSO Coppin. “We don’t normally get young kids coming in and talking to us.”
Keep an eye on Stortford police’s Twitter page - @BStortPolice - for details of the next 'Pong with Police' afternoon.