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Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner public meeting programme continues in Castle Point

Posted 23rd Feb 2024

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst was in Castle Point last night, listening to resident’s concerns around crime and safety.

He was joined on a panel of experts by District Commander Ch/Insp Paul Hogben, Essex Police and Group Manager Justin Benson Ryal, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Year to date figures show that all crime is down 8.9% in Castle Point, with anti-social behaviour incidents also down by 37.1% and violence against the person down by 10.9%.

Roger Hirst said: “Our public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about any concerns they might have or issues they are experiencing.”

“The meetings are also a great opportunity for us to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to achieve the priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.”

Topics raised at the meeting included more police visibility, nuisance quad bikes, and reporting of crime and a perceived lack of police response. PFCC Roger Hirst urged the public to always report crime as although in some cases they may not see an immediate response, the information provided is used to build up an intelligence picture,  supporting police to plan appropriate targeted interventions and resource deployments. He added that if a crime was in progress or if there was a risk to life members of the public should always call 999.

Questions were also raised about fire and rescue provision on Canvey Island, and attendees were reassured that as a strategic fire station, Canvey always has cover available at the station.  Currently the on-call availability is good, but another appliance from outside the area will be sent to deploy from Canvey Fire Station, which is why residents may see appliances with other station names on them attending local incidents.

To watch a video of the meeting visit the Essex PFCC YouTube channel  Essex PFCC – YouTube

The next public meeting will take place in Chelmsford on Tuesday 27th February, 7pm to 8pm at the Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1JE.

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