Lord Willy Bach, Leicestershire's new PCC
A big rise in reports of anti-social behaviour in rural Countesthorpe has led new Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach to take urgent action.
After hearing about local concerns (on Tuesday 24 May), he called a meeting between himself; the Leader of Blaby Council, Cllr Terry Richardson; Cllr Lee Breckton (Joint Chair of the Community Safety Partnership; Quin Quinney (Community Services Group Manager) and Inspector Dan Eveleigh of Leicestershire Police to discuss the issue.
The Commissioner pledged to focus on anti-social behaviour in the run up to his election.
Lord Bach said: “When you hear about a problem that affects the quality of life in communities in this way it’s important to do something quickly. I’m well aware that this isn’t something that the police can tackle in isolation and I’m very grateful to our local partners for agreeing to a meeting with such short notice.
“Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable in its own right, but it is also important to address the problem straight-away to reduce the potential for any escalation to more serious crime. I’m determined that my focus on increased police visibility on our streets will help to prevent this type of behaviour, but that won’t happen overnight.
“Right now we need to work with our local community safety partners and the local council to find effective and speedy solutions that don’t simply displace the problem, but solve the problem.”
The meeting has been arranged for Thursday 26 May at 10:30am at Blaby District Council Offices in Narborough.
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Posted on Wednesday 25th May 2016