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Police and Crime Commissioner to visit Rochford
11:25am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Echo News
THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner is set to visit Rochford for a public meeting.
The key topics will be antisocial behaviour, licensing and the "night time economy”, shoplifting, and vehicle crime, plus any policing or crime subject that members of the audience wish to raise.
This is part of Nick Alston's pledge to hold a public meeting in every district of Essex, twice a year.
The aim is that these will be important events for everyone who cares about the way their community is policed and who wants to know the facts about crime in their area.
Meetings have already taken place in Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Chelmsford and Dunmow.
The next event is scheduled for the Hawthorn Centre Lecture Theatre, in Rochford Hospital, Union Lane, Rochford from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Thursday March.
Mr Alston said: "It is important that crime continues to fall in Essex – that we have fewer victims of crime and fewer people living in fear of crime. I am committed to the principle of local solutions for local problems, and to ensuring that police, partner agencies, the voluntary sector and residents work together as closely as possible to keep our communities safe.
"The meeting will be two hours long. We’d love people to attend all the meeting, but if you can only make part of it, please still come along. I want your views to be part of the debate about how we can best keep the streets and countryside of Essex safe."