Tendring Public Meeting
Residents and businesses in Tendring are being invited to find out more about crime and community safety in the district at a public meeting being held by Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst. Attendees will also have the opportunity to put their questions and concerns to a panel of experts.
The meeting will take place at Clacton Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1SE from 7pm to 8pm. Roger will be joined on the panel by T/Ch/Insp Rob Bell, Tendring District Commander, Essex Police; Cllr Lynda McWilliams, Chair of Tendring Community Safety Partnership; Quentin Sage, Clacton Station Manager, ECFRS, and Howard Midwood, Station Manager for Manningtree, Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe and West Mersea ECFRS.
Roger said: “Our public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about any concerns they might have or issues they are experiencing.”
“The meetings are also a great opportunity for us to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to achieve the priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan. We will be updating on how we are delivering the funding for more police officers, helping those suffering from domestic abuse, protecting vulnerable people and tackling gangs and serious violence. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will also be able to provide updates on their work in the area including the excellent prevention work they are doing to reduce the risk of harm.”
Attendees can learn more about current initiatives including ongoing work by Tendring Community Policing Team to target and deter knife crime, county lines and drugs. This activity has already resulted in a number of successes including arrests for possession of class A drugs.
The community policing team has also been working closely with Tendring District Council to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in Jaywick by providing more visibility in the area. Targeted interventions are also ongoing to reduce anti-social behaviour in Clacton Town Centre, especially throughout the busy summer months.
Like other areas in the county, Tendring has seen an increase in domestic violence reporting and thanks to funding through the Community Safety Partnership, Tendring Police have secured a Next Chapter Domestic Abuse Charity IDVA Officer who will go out once a week with the Domestic Abuse appointment car. In addition, Essex Fire and Rescue Safe Service are also providing a Safe and Wellbeing Officer to go out with the appointment car each week, which is a positive step forward in a partnership approach will help enable greater support for victims.
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.