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Community safety issues raised at PFCC Essex Chelmsford public meeting

Posted Wednesday 28th February

Vehicle theft, CCTV and Police visibility were subjects raised by the audience when Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, continued a busy schedule of public meetings in Chelmsford this week.

Roger was joined at the public meeting on Tuesday 27th February in the Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, by Jane Gardner, Deputy PFCC, Ch Insp Paul Ballard, Essex Police Chelmsford District Commander, Group Manager Justin Benson Ryal of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Spencer Clarke, Chelmsford Community Safety Partnership Manager.

At the meeting audience members put questions to the panel on a range of issues including questions on Claire’s Law, CCTV in Great Baddow, Police visibility, engagement and follow up and response. There were also questions on vehicle theft.

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “It was a good meeting and useful issues were raised.

“Our public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about any concerns they might have or issues they are experiencing and we heard plenty to inform future plans.”

A video of the meeting can be viewed on the Essex PFCC YouTube channel here: PFCC Chelmsford Public Meeting (

This meeting was the latest in the PFCC’s schedule of public meetings which sees the PFCC visit each of the 14 districts in Essex to hear first-hand about the fire and rescue service, policing and community safety issues.

The next PFCC public meeting will be held in the Harlow district on Monday 4th March at the Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AG, from 7pm to 8pm.

All people who live and work in the Harlow district are invited to attend.

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