Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach will meet students and members of the Sikh community next week during a “walkabout” tour in Clarendon Park.
The PCC, who will be joined by PCSO Ammo Sanghera and a number of local councillors, is visiting the area as part of his community tour to find out what young people and those who live in Clarendon Park think about crime and policing.
The Patch Walk, which takes place on Tuesday (27 November), will begin at the University of Leicester Students’ Union where the PCC will chat to students about their safety concerns.
Student safety is high on the agenda of Leicestershire Police. The local neighbourhood policing team is currently working with the council and fire service visiting student properties to provide support and crime prevention advice. It is also directing resources to crime hotspots in the area, conducting increased patrols to boost visibility and reassure the community.
Recent figures covering the 12 months up the end of October show antisocial behaviour in the area has fallen by 29% while overall crime has reduced by -8.3%.
The PCC is keen to find out whether local people feel safer and other priorities they would like addressed.
Willy Bach said: “We’re hoping for a good turn out so we can better understand the issues affecting Clarendon Park.
“Community safety is a team effort and I’m delighted to have the support of our City Councillors during this visit. Together we will listen and consider the best solutions to the problems which impact on community life.”
The Patch Walk will move on to The Halcyon Kitchen in Queens Road where the PCC will meet local community/residents groups and listen to their views on crime in their locality and will finish off with a visit to the Sikh temple on Clarendon Park.
The Patch Walk will run from 1pm until 4pm.
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Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2018