Uttlesford PFCC Public Meeting
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Uttlesford Public Meeting Thursday 13th October 2022
Residents and businesses in Uttlesford are being invited to find out more about crime and community safety in the district at meeting being held by Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Jane Gardner.
Attendees at the meeting will also have the opportunity to put questions and concerns to Jane and a panel of senior representatives from Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Uttlesford District Council.
The meeting will take place on Thursday 13th October between 7pm and 8pm at Saffron Walden Town Hall. Jane will be joined on the panel by District Commander Ch/Insp Colin Cox and Terry Povey, Northwest Manager ECFRS.
Jane 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 together to tackle local issues drive down crime.”
“Our public meetings are a great way to discuss with residents what we doing 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 Uttlesford to reduce the risk of harm.”
At the meeting attendees can hear about local initiatives to tackle crime. Recent examples include police working with Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership to tackle Rural Crime in the district, which has led to 9 unauthorised encampments being removed and 118 incidents of hare coursing targeted by police.
During the summer, the Community Policing Team visited every parish in the district and spoke to residents about their concerns. Speeding was identified as the main area of concern. As a result, during the ‘Street Week’ of action, 95 vehicles were stopped, 28 tickets were issued, and one vehicle was seized with no insurance. 532 speeding offences were also captured by cameras between September 2021 and August 2022.
Comparing data from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022, it shows that ASB in Uttlesford has reduced by 58.9%. However, crime in the district has risen by 12.4%.
Questions and comments from the public can be asked on the night or online at www.facebook.com/PFCCEssex. Advanced questions can be sent to [email protected].
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.