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Welwyn Hatfield’s new policing priorities

9 Jun 2021

New policing priorities have been announced by the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).

The SNT are responsible for fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour and they work with local partners, including the council, to ensure that Welwyn Hatfield is a safe and pleasant place to live and work.

The team is split into three; North, South and West, and every three months, three priorities are chosen for each area. The priorities are based on police intelligence as well as feedback that the public submit on the constabulary’s community voice platform ‘echo’.

Inspector Kash Hussain, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We will be doing everything we can to tackle these priorities and make Welwyn Hatfield a safer place.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback on echo. We really value your input. Of course, we will still be tackling other issues as well but I hope you feel reassured by the priorities we have chosen.”

The new priorities are:

Welwyn Hatfield North – led by Sergeant Emma Francis

(Welwyn West, Welwyn East, Haldens, Sherrards, Handside, Peartree and Panshanger)

  • Anti-social behaviour in the town centre.
  • Speeding, particularly in Hertford Road and the Peartree area.
  • Drug-related crime within the Peartree and Woodhall areas.

Welwyn Hatfield South – led by Sergeant Dan Bales

(Hollybush, Cuffley, Howlands, Northaw, Hatfield East, Hatfield South, Welham Green, Brookmans Park and Little Heath)

  • Nuisance use of off-road bikes in Angerland.
  • Nuisance use of off-road bikes in Travellers Lane.
  • Enhancing community engagement.


Welwyn Hatfield West – led by Sergeant Alex Smedley

(Hatfield Villages, Hatfield Central, Hatfield South West and the University of Hertfordshire)

  • The use of e-scooters in the town centre and residential streets.
  • Anti-social behaviour in Hatfield town centre car parks.
  • Enhancing community engagement.


To keep up-to-date with the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team follow them on Facebook (opens in new window) or on Twitter (opens in new window).

You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ (opens in new window) to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in Welwyn Hatfield. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns.

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