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Wildlife and internet crime among varied topics at PCC’s Rochford meeting

WILDLIFE and internet crime, anti-social driving and police visibility were just some of the varied topics on the agenda at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s latest public meeting.

Around 30 members of the public came along to the meeting at the Freight House in Bradley Way, Rochford hosted by PCC Nick Alston.

They were given an overview of all crime in the district – which has significantly dropped – by District Commander Lesley Ford and particular focus was also given to anti-social behaviour and violent crime.

Nick speaks to the audience at the Rochford public meeting

Nick speaks to the audience at the Rochford public meeting

Chair of the Rochford Community Safety Parnership, Councillor Jo McPherson, was also able to provide valuable information to residents about actions taken by the council to address some minor anti-social behaviour at a recycling facility.

Other issues raised by the audience were the impending sale of Rochford police station, vehicle crime, burglary, part-night lighting and the future of Police and Crime Commissioners after the forthcoming election.

Following the meeting, Mr Alston said: “It was a real pleasure to be back in Rochford to hear from residents and local officers about crime and policing in the district.

“We face challenging times at the moment, with further reductions to policing budgets and the current review of the Essex Police estate, and it is important that both I and police continue to have an honest and open dialogue with the public.

“I look forward to returning to the district in the future.”

The meeting took place on Wednesday March 18.

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