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Snowed-off Buxton Safer Neighbourhood meeting is rescheduled

Posted on 12th March 2013

Buxton’s quarterly Safer Neighbourhood meeting, where residents can help set policing priorities for the next three months, has been rescheduled for next month.

The February meeting was due to be held at Buxton Fire Station but was shelved at the last minute due to heavy snow.

It has now been booked in at the Devonshire Dome, in Devonshire Road, Buxton, from 6pm on Monday, April 15.

Safer Neighbourhood Forum meetings are open to the public and give people the chance to chat to officers and local councillors and have their say about policing in their area.

Policing priorities are set at the meetings, which then decide what crimes or problems officers will focus on for the following three months.

PCSO Ally Ratcliffe, from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The forum meetings are crucial because they allow the public to voice their concerns directly to us, and then help us decide how best to tackle them.

“Our priority is always to make people feel safe and free from crime in their communities and if there are particular problems people have, we want to hear about them.

“The weather meant it wasn’t safe to hold the last one, which is why it’s so important for people to come along and make sure we all keep each other as up-to-date about local issues as we can.”

You can also make suggestions for policing priorities online by heading to the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team’s page.

For more information and to speak to officers from the team, call 101.

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