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Residents in Whittington and Barrow Hill invited to have their say on policing priorities

Posted on 19th October 2015

Residents in Whittington and Barrow Hill are being encouraged to have their say on local policing issues to help officers set new targets to work towards in the coming months. 

Members of the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team are set to host a community panel meeting on Tuesday, November 3 to meet local people and listen to community concerns.

They will then use feedback given by the public to set policing priorities to work towards tackling in the next three months.

Current priorities for the team were set at the last community panel meeting in August and include working to tackle nuisance off-road bikes along the canal between Staveley and Old Whittington.

PCSOs Sheila Rooksby and Claire Wikeley have been clamping down on this issue by carrying out regular patrols both on bike and on foot to speak to those found to be causing a nuisance and issuing Section 59 warnings to riders who have been seen to be using their bikes in a careless or inconsiderate manner.

Officers have also been working to deter anti-social behaviour in local parks by carrying out increased patrols and working with partner organisations to set up possible diversionary activities to ensure youngsters are safe and entertained when out and about.

The priority meeting is set to take place at St Patrick’s Church Hall on High Street in New Whittington from 10.30am.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to have your say on local policing issues you can submit priority suggestions via this link: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/CDivision/ChesterfieldSection/Whittington-and-Barrow-Hill/submit-priorities.aspx

To speak to a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.