Posted on 20th August 2013
The three Safer Neighbourhood teams covering Matlock, Matlock Bath and Darley Dale are combining to hold one governance meeting for all local residents.
Previously the teams have all held separate meetings but, after feedback from members of the public, decided to hold one quarterly meeting covering all areas.
The next one will be held at Matlock police station, in Bank Road, from 5.30pm on Wednesday, November 13.
Safer Neighbourhood governance meetings give people the chance to raise issues and concerns with police and partner agencies.
The team can then decide which issues to focus on for the following three months, based on the input from people at the meeting.
Sergeant Adam Bryan, who leads the three teams, said: “We wanted to make it as convenient as possible for people to come to these meetings and combining three into one lets us do that.
“The Safer Neighbourhood meetings are a great way for people to raise problems in their areas directly with us and shape how we tackle them.
“They rely on attendance and, recently, that has been quite low, so anything we can do to boost that is a positive.”
You can also submit your priority profile suggestions on your local team’s page at www.derbyshire.police.uk, or get in touch with the team by calling 101.