Police and partner agencies came together for a community engagement event in Borehamwood on Friday (22 September).
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) visited residents in Milby Court and Lamberton Court, alongside colleagues from Hertsmere Borough Council, Clarion Housing and the Beacon victim support team.
The event was organised to provide some reassurance to residents, following recent assaults and anti-social behaviour in the area.
Residents were able to voice their concerns and were also encouraged to fill in an anonymous survey, which will further assist with the ongoing partnership work which is taking place to tackle the issues.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Matt Cann said: “We fully understand that recent incidents in the area will have caused some concern among the local community. They continue to be thoroughly investigated and I want to reiterate that those involved are believed to be known to each other.
“It was important for us and our local partners to visit the area, to provide a bit of reassurance and speak to people about the work we are doing to take action against the small minority who are involved in anti-social behaviour and criminality.
“Information and feedback from members of the public is vital to help us gather evidence. I’d like to thank those who took the time to speak with us.”
Cllr Gray, Portfolio Holder for Communities, Neighbourhoods, Enforcement, Economic Development and Transformation, said: “It’s important that we get out into our communities to listen and reassure residents about what we are doing to support them.
“We work really closely with the police, housing associations and other local organisations to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime within the borough.
“If you have any concerns about anti-social behaviour or crime we would encourage you to report this to the police on the non-emergency number 101 or to the council on 020 8207 2277. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”
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