The last SNT meeting was held at the Haverhill Arts Centre on Monday 8th September. 16 members of the public were joined by 6 Councillors, Insp. Peter Ferrie, Ps Matt Gilbert, Pc Mark Ellis (SNT Sgt), PCSO Les Scott and Diane Townsend CWLO Suffolk Police. The chairman welcomed the public and thanked them for their attendance.
An update was given on the priorities-
a) Illegal Drug taking in public places.
Uniform patrols were increased. During the last 3 months a total of 79 additional patrols have been conducted on the Aeroplane Park (50) and in Wortham Place (58) 10 Encounter slips submitted, 14 Stop & Search Forms submitted and 1 positive seizure of drugs.
b) Burglary dwellings.
Significant decrease in burglaries in residential areas. 47 additional patrols carried out on the Chalkstone.
c) Reducing dangerous and illegal use of pedal cycles on pavements. Daily patrols carried out on the High Street, a total of 11 warnings handed out.
3. New Priorities
At the beginning of the meeting the public were asked to record any issues they wanted raised as a priority, these were collected along with those that came from in online and the following issues were raised:
Of these the public selected the following were selected as priorities for the next 3 months:
Insp. Ferrie commented that all the issues raised by the public had been recorded and although the Police focus would be on the priorities, it would not preclude them from acting on the other issues as resources allowed.
The next meeting will be held on 8th December 2014 at The Arts Centre, Haverhill starting at 7.00 pm. Refreshments provided.