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PCC poised to visit Charnwood in community walkabout

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach will be meeting community leaders and volunteers in an action-packed “patch walk” to Charnwood.

The PCC is visiting the ward between 1pm and 4pm tomorrow (19 JUNE) alongside PC Nik Peacock and community engagement officer Jo Lilley to find out more about grassroots work to tackle youth crime including drugs use and supply and support vulnerable people with mental health issues.

During the visit, he will stop by the Falcon Centre to meet representatives from a host of organisations which help young people and adults at risk of criminality or addiction develop life and social skills to enhance their future.

The organisation, which includes Minnie’s Kitchen, provides an open-access day centre for homeless youths and adults and vulnerable members of the community, meeting immediate needs such as shower facilities, food, clothes, pro-active services to end rough sleeping, and opportunities to inspire change such as training, employment and volunteering.

He will also meet members of the local Partners & Communities Together (PACT) group including local councillors and neighbourhood officers and Loughborough Town Centre stakeholders including members of the Business Improvement District, Street Pastors and Pubwatch representatives to discuss key issues affecting the area before embarking on a walk through the town centre.

Speaking ahead of his visit, Willy Bach said: “I’m really looking forward to visiting Charnwood and seeing for myself the good work taking place to support people and prevent them from harm.

“There’s a lot of ground to cover and concerns to consider, such as youth crime, knife crime and drug use but with all the organisations who’ve agreed to attend I’m confident we will have fruitful discussions. Solving problems together is the most effective way forward.”

The visit will start at 1pm at the Marios Tinenti Centre Community Hub in Russell Street.

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Posted on Monday 18th June 2018
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