Lively PCC public meeting enjoyed by all in Brentwood
SPEEDING, drug dealing and parking problems were some of the issues raised by residents with the Police and Crime Commissioner at a lively public meeting in Brentwood.
The meeting, held at the Hutton Community Centre in Harrison Close, Brentwood saw around 25 people brave the wet weather to hear from PCC Nick Alston and Brentwood Inspector Tom Mitchell.
Those present were given up to date information about crime and crime trends in the town as well as more detailed briefings on house burglary, vehicle crime and the night-time economy.
Insp Mitchell – who stood in for District Commander Chief Insp Denise Morrissey who was unable to attend– also introduced himself following his recent appointment to the Brentwood police team and was quizzed by PCC Alston and residents about police performance and general crime.
Tracey Lilley, Brentwood Borough Council’s Community Safety Manager, also spoke about partnership work between the Community Safety Partnership and police and various projects designed to drive down crime and improve life for residents.
Following the meeting, Nick Alston said: “It is always a pleasure to meet with the residents of Essex and find out first-hand about their view and experience of crime and policing in their area.
“Brentwood was no exception and we enjoyed a lively meeting with interesting input from Insp Mitchell, Tracey Lilley and the residents and local councillors who attended.”
The meeting took place on Thursday November 13.
Ahead of the event the PCC also held the first of his one-to-one surgeries with members of the public.