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PCC announces "patch walk" to address community concerns on crime

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is to join partners for a “patchwalk” in Sileby next week to respond to concerns about antisocial behaviour.

The PCC has organised a visit to the village on Wednesday (24 October) alongside Deputy PCC Kirk Master, PCSO Jade Martin and Charnwood Borough Councillor Andy Palling in response to a comment on social media about antisocial behaviour in the area.

The “patch walk”, which will run from 10am until noon, will start at Sileby Parish Council Officers and is due to incorporate the businesses and shops in High Street/King Street before moving on to the Cemetery and Memorial Park to discuss recent crime activity in the area.

At 11.30am the party will travel to The Brewery Café to meet residents groups and members of the public and discuss ongoing issues with community safety.

Willy Bach said: “A very important part of my job is listening and it is very clear that people living in Sileby are becoming increasingly worried about antisocial behaviour and crime in the area and action needs to be taken.

“I’m looking forward to meeting local people and discussing possible solutions alongside our partners. Please do come along and help us better understand the issues affecting community life.

“I will also be using the opportunity to remind people how important it is to report crime to our non-emergency 101 number – regardless of the severity – to help us develop a clear picture of the problems.”

The walk will start at Sileby Parish Council Offices (41 High Street, Sileby, Loughborough, LE12 7R) at 10.15am.

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Posted on Thursday 18th October 2018
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