Have your say on policing and community safety in Castle Point
Want to know how police and fire services are keeping people safe in Castle Point? Residents of the district can post their questions live to Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex online via a Facebook live session taking place between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday 23rd February 2023.
Jane will be joined at the meeting by a panel of senior representatives from Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Castle Point Borough Council. Issues expected to be addressed include:
- Anti-social behaviour
- Drug driven violence
- Fire and rescue concerns
The meeting which is free and open to everyone is taking place online on Thursday 23rd February, live on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/PFCCEssex/ from 7pm to 8pm.
Jane 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.
“Since the pandemic our online meetings have become very popular and our calendar of public meetings now include both virtual and in person meetings. While the meeting on the 23rd is online, we will be holding a further public meeting in the summer for those who prefer to attend in person.”
Those attending the meeting will be able to hear about how Essex Police are tackling organised crime and drug driven violence in the Castle Point area. The dedicated Operation Falcon team have had a recent success of sentencing an Organised Crime Group member to 7 years and 3 months imprisonment.
By continuing to deliver focussed partnership work with the local authority and Community Safety Partnership, the policing team have seen a large decrease of -35.6% in recorded Anti-Social Behaviour incidents in the district last 12 months (535 fewer incidents). More details on this will be presented at the meeting.
If you have any questions or comments relating to community safety in Castle Point, 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 09/02/2023