Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is inviting those affected by the recent spate of anti-social behaviour incidents in Countesthorpe to meet with him and representatives from different organisations with responsibility for finding a solution.
On Thursday (26 May) the Commissioner met with the Leader of Blaby Council, Cllr Terry Richardson; Cllr Lee Breckon (Joint Chair of the Community Safety Partnership; Quin Quinney (Community Services Group Manager), Jonathan Sleath, Headteacher at Leysland High School; and Inspector Dan Eveleigh of Leicestershire Police to discuss the issue.
Lord Bach, who has received praise this week for his prompt actions in response to this rise in anti-social incidents in Countesthorpe, said that he wished to hear all sides of the story.
“It’s important to hear the views of those who live in Countesthorpe and whose quality of life is being affected by this unacceptable behaviour,” he added.
“I have to say that I was impressed to hear about the amount of work being carried out by all the agencies to tackle the problem, but if it isn’t working or isn’t working well enough we have to consider what else can be done.
“I think that people who have been victims of this behaviour and other local residents will be reassured to know just how much effort is being put into finding a sustainable solution. But I want to assure people that this will definitely be a two-way conversation. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns with the very people tasked with tackling the problem.
The meeting will be held in Countesthorpe Community College on Wednesday 8 June 2016, starting at 7pm.
The PCC continued: “Blaby District Council is currently consulting with local residents regarding these problems, which ends on 3 June, and I urge people to give their views if they haven’t already done so. But, most importantly, we need people to come along and tell us about the type of behaviour they are experiencing.”
He has also said that he wishes to meet with those alleged to be causing the problems, in order to consider the full picture.
He intends to work closely with Blaby District Council, the Police, the local schools and other partners, plus local residents, until the problem is resolved.
Countesthorpe Community College, Winchester Rd, Countesthorpe LE8 5PR
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Posted on Monday 30th May 2016