Safer Neighbourhood Teams set new priorities for East Herts
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Reducing incidents of anti-social behaviour and tackling speeding are the issues the public have said they would like policing teams across East Herts to focus on over the coming months.
Thanks to feedback from residents, each of the four Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) across the district have set their next round of local policing priorities for August to December.
SNTs work alongside local partners, to focus on solving long and short-term neighbourhood issues, such as anti-social behaviour, speeding, criminal damage and drug related crime.
Feedback from members of the public plays a big part in the decision making and information provided via the Constabulary’s community voice platform ‘echo’ is used to help shape the priorities, alongside an analysis of local data.
Over the coming months, residents will see their dedicated team of PCs and PCSOs working to address the following issues, through increased police presence, engagement events and targeted enforcement:
Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth
To increase feelings of safety in the Thorley Wedge area of Bishop’s Stortford, by providing an increased visible presence in the open spaces and alleyways.
Reduce reports of youth related ASB, in Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth.
East Herts Rural
Buntingford – tackle speeding in Baldock Road, Buntingford.
Rurals – Tackle speeding along the A507, between Buntingford and Cottered, and along the A10 at Chipping and Buckland.
Reduce reports of youth related crime and ASB in Hartham Common, Hertford.
Reduce reports of youth related ASB in The Priory Park, Ware.
Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Collins said: “Feedback from members of the public is vital, to ensure that local policing resources are focusing on the issues that matter most. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their views with us.
“These are local priorities, suggested directly by the community, but officers will still be out and about responding to any other issues and concerns as usual, supported by response teams and specialist units.”
You can keep up to date with the work of your local SNT on Facebook by following the ‘East Herts Police’ page.