HAVE your say about crime and community safety in Basildon.

The Essex Police and Crime Commissioner will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, February 18.

The event is an opportunity for residents to discuss the crime and policing issues affecting their community.

Nick Alston said: “We had an excellent series of public meetings in all parts of Essex last year. “We’re looking to build on those events and I encourage everyone to come along to this year’s meetings and raise the issues that matter to them.

“We provide the very latest crime figures at the meetings, publishing these on our website too. “We also explore the facts and context around any crime trends, with briefings from the Essex Police District Commander and Community Safety Partnership. “Everyone attending the meeting can put their questions directly to the police, the community safety team, and to me. “I will also ask challenging questions of the police and council, as well as highlighting some of the excellent work that is taking place.

“If you care about keeping your community as safe as it can possibly be, please come along and get involved.”

The meeting will be held between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at St George’s Suite, Basildon Centre, St Martin’s Square, Basildon.

A briefing document containing the latest crime figures for the area will be published shortly on the PCC website, and discussed in detail at the meeting.

Mr Alston added: “Each 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.”