Now postponed – PFCC Thurrock (Facebook Live) Public Meeting Monday 12th September 2022
Residents and businesses in Thurrock are being invited to find out more about crime and community safety in the district at an online public meeting being held by Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst. There will also be the opportunity for members of the public to put questions and concerns to a panel of senior representatives from the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and Thurrock Council.
The meeting will take place via Facebook Live on Monday 12th September between 7pm and 8pm. Roger will be joined on the panel by District Commander Ch/Insp Terry Fisher, Essex Police, Mark Eaglestone, Fire and Rescue Service and Julie Rogers, Director of Public Realm, Thurrock Council.
Roger 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.
“Funding for more police officers, helping those suffering from domestic abuse, protecting vulnerable people and tackling gangs and serious violence are a few examples of how we are making this happen. Attendees can also hear from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on the excellent prevention work they are doing in Thurrock to reduce the risk of harm.”
At the meeting attendees can hear about crime tackling initiatives in Thurrock such as the ongoing work by police and partners to target nuisance off road bikes and vehicles, including the installation of physical blockades and targeted operations. Positive results to date include successful arrests, motorbikes being seized and crushed, and a subsequent reduction in reports.
Car cruisers at Lakeside shopping centre have also been subject to a pro-active approach thanks to specific partnership action that utilises the Public Space Protection Order in place in the area, and results have shown an 18% reduction in offences and calls.
Meanwhile the Fire and Rescue Service have been working hard over the hot, dry summer attending large field fires in the district as well as continuing the important fire prevention work.
To find out more about the work being done to keep our communities safe head over to @PFCCEssex on Facebook for more information and visit www.essex.pfcc.police.uk for details of the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.
Go to https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/events/ for the full schedule of PFCC events.