Have your say in Uttlesford
The next Police and Crime Commissioner public meeting in Uttlesford will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013, discussing crime and policing issues in Saffron Walden. Key issues will include house burglary, vehicle crime, rural crime, and any policing or crime subject that members of the audience wish to raise.
The meeting will be chaired by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Lindsay Whitehouse.
The briefing document can be accessed by clicking the link below, and will also be available at the meeting.
The PCC and his team aim to hold a public meeting in every district of Essex twice a year, working with colleagues from Essex Police, Community Safety Partnerships, district and unitary councils, partner organisations and the voluntary sector. These are important events for everyone who cares about the way their community is policed and who wants to know the facts about crime in their area.
Meetings have already taken place in Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Rochford, Colchester, Brentwood, Maldon, Epping, Harlow, Castle Point, Clacton, Thurrock and Braintree, and the next event is scheduled for:
Time: 1930 to 2130, Thursday September 19, 2013
Location: Friends’ School, Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3EB
Nick Alston said: “Uttlesford’s aspiration to become the safest place in Britain is terrific – we should all be striving to make our communities as safe as possible.
“In Uttlesford some excellent work has already been done which has helped make the district a very safe place with low crime rates.
“I was very pleased with the turnout for my last visit to Dunmow and I’d love to see as many people as possible at the meeting in Saffron Walden. Those attending will be able to raise any crime or policing issues that matter to them. It’s crucial that we tackle the issues that matter to local people.
“It is important that crime continues to fall in Essex – that we have fewer victims of crime and fewer people living in fear of crime. I am committed to the principle of local solutions for local problems, and to ensuring that police, partner agencies, the voluntary sector and residents work together as closely as possible to keep our communities safe.
“Each meeting will be two hours long. We’d love people to attend for the entire event but, if you can only make part of it, please still come along. I want your views to be part of the debate about how we can best keep the streets and countryside of Essex safe.”
A record of the first meeting in Uttlesford, held in Great Dunmow on March 7, 2013, can be seen here:
The dates of all future meetings can be seen on the PCC website here:
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