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PFCC meets Deputy Council leader in Harlow to discuss tackling town centre crime

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has met with Deputy Leader of Harlow Council, Cllr Joel Charles, local police officers and the council’s community safety team to find out how they are tackling crime in the town.

The visit included a walk around the town centre to learn more about the crime hotspots, as well as a meeting between local police and council officials to talk about how to build on the partnership work already taking place to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.

Roger Hirst said: “The community safety teams have done some great work in Harlow town centre and resolved some big problems, but there is more we can do in partnership to make the town safer.

“Tackling anti-social behaviour and preventing crime from happening are key in helping to make our town centres safe places to visit and for businesses to thrive. I was pleased to meet with Cllr Joel Charles and Council officers, and I look forward to working on closer collaboration to help make Essex a safer place for everyone.”

Cllr Joel Charles said: “I was delighted to join the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, local beat officers and the council’s community safety team for a walkabout to see first-hand what some of the key issues are in and around the town centre.”

In his commitment to crime prevention and reducing ASB, the PFCC along with the Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit, recently provided £20,000 of funding to the Harlow based not for profit organisation ‘Changing Lives’ for the development of their Community Hub that helps young people feel safe and have access to sporting activities.

You can find out more about the PFCC Crime Prevention Fund including eligibility and closing dates here.

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