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Public Meeting to discuss crime and community safety in Melton Borough 

Published Monday, 16th October 2017 crime poster

A public meeting has been organised by Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner and Melton Borough Council to discuss crime in the borough of Melton.  

The meeting follows a recent “walkabout” through Melton Mowbray with Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach, Council Leader Cllr Joe Orson and Insp Gavin Drummond, the neighbourhood policing commander for Melton, where concerns were raised by members of the community about crime and community safety in the local area. 

The meeting is open to all members of the public including local businesses and is being held at the Council Offices, Parkside on Burton Street in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 26th October starting at 6pm. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach said:  
“Walking around Melton town centre, meeting local residents and talking to local businesses, it was evident that people had concerns about crime and community safety.  This is not something that the police can tackle in isolation so I am delighted that we are working with the local authority and community safety partners, to find long-term solutions.

“This meeting will give residents and businesses the chance to raise the issues that concern them and hear what is being done in response.  We have shown before how effective a joint approach can be and I have every confidence that we will do so again.” 

Cllr Joe Orson, Leader of Melton Borough Council who will be chairing the meeting said: 
“ This meeting has been arranged following requests from the community to have a wider discussion about crime in Melton.  I am looking forward to welcoming the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and Leicestershire’s Chief Constable to the meeting along with other partner agencies for a thorough debate on crime in the borough.  It’s a great opportunity for members of the public to join us and ask us questions about what really matters to them and I do hope that they take up this chance and come along” 

Also attending will be Leicestershire Police’s Chief Constable, Simon Cole QPM, who commented: 
“Together with the PCC I regularly get out and about to hear people’s views about policing. I look forward to visiting Melton again to talk about the challenges and opportunities of local policing.” 


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For more information please contact:

Name:  Sarah-Jane O’Connor – Communications Manager, Melton Borough Council
Telephone: 01664 502460

Email: soconnor@melton.gov.uk