Speeding, anti-social behaviour and safe parking around schools, 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.
Local residents were asked to submit their opinions on what issues mattered to them most via ‘echo’ - the force’s feedback forum and via an OWL survey. This was all analysed along with other local feedback, and the local policing priorities for the next six months have now been set.
The SNT are tasked with fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues, which include anti-social behaviour, drug related crime, criminal damage and burglary. They work closely with local partners including North Herts Council, local housing associations and schools, to achieve this. The local priorities are reviewed every six months, with residents once again being consulted.
The priorities for Royston the next six months are:
Speeding throughout Royston town and surrounding villages.
Youth related anti-social behaviour in local parks and open spaces.
Safe parking near schools at drop off and pick up times.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Jon Vine said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views with us. It really helps us understand the extent of local issues and how people are being affected by them, when you share their own experiences and thoughts with us.
“Please do continue to use echo to let us know your views. It’s vital that you tell us your concerns so that we to target our resources where they are needed most. Go to ECHO.”
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