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Crime & community safety

Published Friday, 1st September 2017

Council Leader Joe Orson comments on the recent issues reported in Melton Mowbray

Melton has traditionally been a safe place and for the vast majority of residents remains so, with crime levels having reduced over a number of years. During this time the Council, Police and other partners have worked closely to ensure our collective efforts help to improve public safety. The Council’s has also focussed on reducing offending and the risk of re-offending by seeking to address the causes of crime.

The Council is aware of a number of recent issues which have been reported and is working with the Police on ensuring action is taken where appropriate. The Council has a range of enforcement tools and will deploy them when necessary as a way of tackling inappropriate and nuisance behaviour.

We also remain committed to addressing the cause of crime and anti-social behaviour to support longer term improvements within our communities.

Councillor Joe Orson, Leader of Melton Borough Council said ‘Reducing crime and the causes of crime is a Corporate Priority. We have dedicated Anti-Social behaviour, Community Safety and Residents Engagement officers working in collaboration with the Police and other agencies’

He continued to say “They share intelligence and information to develop initiatives and actions that have had a good track record of being effective. We remain committed to reducing crime and offending, officers are working on what further actions we need to take to provide that reassurance to our community”.

Inspector Gavin Drummond, Neighbourhood Policing Commander for Melton said; “Local officers are working hard across the borough to tackle crime, protect vulnerable people, support victims and deal with those who are harming our communities.

“Melton continues to have one of the lowest crime and anti-social behaviour rates in Leicestershire.  We have recently seen a number of theft related offences reported to us and we have already made a considerable number of arrests and charged two people for the break in at Len’s Motorcycles.

“We took part in the very successful ‘Fairmead Clean Up’ day with the council and we’ve got a series of patch walks planned across the borough to identity problem areas and find joint solutions. Officers are also patrolling the borough 24 hours a day.

We have a strong relationship with our Community Safety Partnership and are working together to identify long term and sustainable solutions to ensure Melton remains a safe place to live, work and visit.

“It’s really important that you report suspicious behaviour to us quickly and call us if you know any of the people who are causing us harm.  You can ring us on 101 or report it anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

ENDS


For more information:

Harry Rai

Head of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Melton Borough Council

01664502502

hrai@melton.gov.uk