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Residents can have their say at public meeting in Southend

RESIDENTS living in Southend have the chance to raise their crime-related questions and concerns with Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston.

The PCC is hosting his next public meeting to discuss local crime and community safety issues in Southend on Thursday January 8 2015.

The meeting is taking place at The Chase High School in Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff. It will begin at 6.30pm and will see crime trends and figures for the area discussed as well as key other local issues of concern.  There will be an overview of all crime, detailing how significant reductions in house burglary and street robbery have been achieved, plus briefings on issues such as violent crime, drug-related crime and concerns around prostitution.

The public will also be given the chance to ask their questions of PCC Nick Alston and Southend’s District Commander Chief Insp Simon Anslow, who will also speak about what actions are being taken by local officers to keep the area safe.

A public briefing document, containing information about the latest reported crime figures and trends for the area can now be read at the link below and will also be available at the public meeting:

Southend Public Briefing Final

Ahead of the meeting, between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, Nick Alston will hold his new PCC surgeries, enabling members of the public to have a one-to-one conversation with him if they would prefer this to speaking in public at the later meeting.

Mr Alston said: “I encourage everyone who lives in the Southend area to come along to the meeting and raise the issues that matter to them around crime and policing.

“As well as discussing crime trends and issues of concern in the area people also have the opportunity to ask questions of both myself and the District Commander.”

“If you care about keeping Southend safe, please come along to the meeting and be part of the debate.”

The public meeting is scheduled for:


Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday January 8.

Location: The Chase High School, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff, SS0 0RT

Full details of the PCC surgery earlier that afternoon can be seen here:

The dates of future meetings can be seen on the PCC website here:

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