Residents in Welwyn Hatfield are being encouraged to share their views on local policing as the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) get ready to set new policing priorities for the area.
The Welwyn Hatfield SNT are tasked with fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour. They work closely with local partners including the council and schools to achieve this.
Every three months, the team set out three priorities each across the wards that make up the borough of Welwyn Hatfield.
The current priorities are as follows:
Welwyn Hatfield North (led by Sergeant Emma Francis)
Anti-social behaviour in Welwyn Garden City town centre
Anti-social behaviour at Woodhall shops
Speeding in the Digswell Hill area, including Digswell Road, Hertford Road and Station Road
Welwyn Hatfield West (led by Sergeant Alex Smedley)
Anti-social behaviour in Hatfield town centre and the Comet Way/Galleria area
Drugs in Lemsford Road
Speeding in Salisbury Village
Welwyn Hatfield South (led by Sergeant Dan Bales)
Anti-social behaviour and off-road bikes in Dellsome Lane
Anti-social behaviour in Goldings House
Speeding in Bluebridge Road
SNT Inspector Andrew Palfreyman said: “The public’s views play a major role in shaping our policing priorities and so we’re keen for you to get in touch and let us know your thoughts.
“Lots of progress has been made with the current priorities and some of them which require more long-term work are likely to stay in place until we’re satisfied that they have been thoroughly resolved.
“If there is something that you would like us to focus on, please let us know using echo, our community voice platform. The deadline for submissions is Friday 18 March and the priorities will be announced shortly after.
“Please be reassured that if your submission does not make it into our priorities, it will still be taken on board and used to help us form our patrol plans and where we should be targeting our activity.”
You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit the following and tell us your thoughts: