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PFCC meets with local businesses and councillors in Leigh

More CCTV and increased liaison with the Leigh Pubwatch scheme, which incorporates pubs in the Leigh Road, Leigh Broadway and Old Leigh areas, were just some of the issues raised when Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, met with local businesses and councillors last week.

Roger visited the town to talk to members of Leigh Pubwatch and local councillors representing residents and businesses in the area. The meeting was Covid secure with social distancing measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Roger said: “Recent incidents in Leigh have understandably caused alarm and distress to residents and businesses at an already difficult time when people are trying to get back to normality as we ease out of lockdown.

“Essex Police are carrying out work in the area to reassure residents and prevent crime and this has been welcomed and appreciated. However, it is only by working together as a community that we can remedy this in the long term. I have agreed to have further discussions to look at what we can do to help.”

Leigh Pubwatch already operate a ‘Behave Or Be Banned’ scheme, use a DISC crime reduction platform and keep in contact with other members through regular meetings and a radio system which is linked through to the police and other safety services.

 

Southend’s District Commander Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, Councillor John Lamb from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex in Leigh.

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