Get your community safety questions answered at PFCC’s public meeting in Chelmsford
If you live or work in Chelmsford and have questions about crime and community safety, come along to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex’s public meeting.
It’s taking place on Monday 13th March at the Civic Centre in Duke Street, CM1 1JE between 7pm and 8pm. The event will be live streamed on the PFCC’s Facebook page for people who can’t make it in person.
The meeting will be chaired by Deputy PFCC Jane Gardner. People can put their questions to Jane and a panel of senior representatives from Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Chelmsford City Council. Topics for discussion will include:
- Drug driven violence and knife crime
- Anti-social behaviour
- Crime and disorder in city centre
- Fire and rescue concerns
Jane will be joined on the panel by Ch/Insp Paul Ballard, Essex Police, Spencer Clarke, Community Safety Partnerships Manager and Justin Benson- Ryal from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.
She said: “Being able to hear directly from local communities about any concerns they have or issues they are experiencing helps us understand what more we can do to make people feel safer.”
“Our public meetings are also a great way to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to deliver the priorities laid out in the Police and Crime Plan and the Fire and Rescue Plan.
“Funding for more police officers, helping those suffering from domestic abuse, protecting vulnerable people and tackling gangs and serious violence are a few examples of how we are making this happen. Attendees can also hear from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on the excellent prevention work they are doing in Chelmsford to reduce the risk of harm.”
At the meeting, people will hear about how Essex Police is working to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chelmsford. A particularly successful initiative has been the ‘Play As One’ project, which engages young people to take part in different activities and positively change their behaviour. The policing team has seen a noticeable decrease in anti-social behaviour incidents which has been helped by this project.
Essex Police and Chelmsford City Council are continuing to work hard to increase awareness of violence against women and girls, along with making the city centre a safer location for the night-time economy and for vulnerable people. More details on this will be presented at the meeting.
If you have any questions or comments relating to community safety in Chelmsford, you can leave them in the comments on the Facebook live. Alternatively, questions can be submitted in advance by emailing them to [email protected].
Page updated on the 27/02/2023