Speeding, anti-social behaviour and rural crime are the key issues that the Royston Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) will be focusing on over the coming months, following feedback from the local communities
For the first time in two years, a public meeting was held last month to enable local residents to air their views and discuss issues in person with local officers. Feedback was also submitted via OWL and echo and this has also all been analysed.
The SNT are tasked with fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues, which include issues such as anti-social behaviour. They work closely with local partners including the council and schools to achieve this. The local priorities are reviewed every six months, with local residents once again being consulted.
The new priorities are:
Speeding throughout Royston town and surrounding villages.
Youth related anti-social behaviour in local parks and open spaces.
Rural crime, specifically burglary, theft of machinery and hare coursing.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Jon Vine said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to attend the meeting or submit their views online. It really helps us understand the extent of local issues and problems when people share their thoughts and experiences with us. My teams will now be working hard to tackle these issues and I hope that you will soon see a difference.
“Please do continue to use echo to let us know your views. It’s vital that you tell us your concerns so that we know where to target our resources where they are needed most.”
To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (Opens in a new window).
You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Go to http://bit.ly/police-royston .
Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit the following and tell us your thoughts