An aspiring young Billericay DJ and presenter has been lined up to host the Together Against Crime event this week in Basildon Town Centre.
Harry Carnaby, aged 13, has his own radio show on Gateway 97.8 and has hosted a number of events in the borough. He is set to present the event after BBC Essex’s Olli Winniberg unfortunately had to pull out. Harry, who attends St Johns School in Billericay, has been on various TV shows including Celebrity Are You Smarter Than a 10-year-old, The Morgana show, Richard Hammond's Blast Lab to name a few.
Despite being just 13, he has his own show on Gateway 97.8 - ‘Sunday Roast’, and has even received a Princess Diana Award from the Duke of Gloucester for his involvement with the community radio station.
Harry is delighted to be hosting the Community Stage at the Basildon Community Safety Partnership’s (CSP) Together Against Crime event this Thursday, from 10am to 4pm in the Basildon town centre. Harry will introduce and interview each of the nine local dance and music acts throughout the day, including Eurovision star Josh Dubovie.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Harry"]I am very excited having been given the opportunity to host such an important event which gives lots of young local people, including myself, the platform to show off our ability. This is our chance to express to the local community that joining a club is fun and rewarding, especially on days like this, but most importantly it keeps us off the streets.[/quote]
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Councillor Frank Tomlin, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Safety"]We introduced the Community Stage to this year’s event to showcase the enormous amount of young local talent we have in the borough, and Harry is a fine example of just this. Harry has achieved a lot to date and I am sure he will be an excellent host and prove to be a real role model to his peers.[/quote]
The free event is open to all residents and will encourage them to find out more about how the Basildon CSP is working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough. There will be a number of displays and attractions from members of the CSP, including Basildon Council and Essex Police.
Residents will also be able to pick up a free vehicle crime prevention pack which include four useful items to help deter thieves from targeting their car. Packs include an air freshener reminding drivers to remove valuables from the car and a window sticker to display advising that all valuables have been removed. The free packs also include a windscreen cloth to wipe away any Sat Nav suction marks from the windows and tamper proof numberplate screws to stop car thieves from stealing their numberplate.
There will also be free face painting throughout the day as well as a number of interactive displays. Residents will also be able to speak to members of the CSP about any issues in their local area and find out what steps they can take to help prevent becoming a victim of crime.
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