First Walk and Talk event takes place in Sawbridgeworth
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The first in a series of new ‘Walk and Talk’ events took place in Sawbridgeworth on Thursday (11 May).
The initiative has been organised by the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), as part of their continuing work to improve feelings of safety among the local community.
The walks are open to everyone (including children and dogs) and enable people to discuss their concerns with officers in a more relaxed setting.
They also enable people to directly point out areas in which they feel particularly unsafe, so officers can get a better understanding of what can be done to resolve the issues.
PCSO Higham, who has organised the events, said: “Despite the dismal weather, we still had a relatively good turnout for the first walk, and I’d like to once again thank all those who came along to discuss their issues with us.
“Among the concerns highlighted were the safety of the junction at Sheering Mill Lane and parking around schools. We will now be working with our local partners to put solutions in place, including better signage, new road markings and raising the tree canopy.
“Your feedback really does make a difference and we’d love to see as many people as possible at the remaining events.”
The walks will start from Bell Street, at 6pm on the following dates:
Thursday 22 June
Thursday 13 July
If you’re unable to attend, you can still give feedback anonymously via our online platform echo.
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