Friday, 24 February 2012


You can learn more about what’s being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Thanet at the latest community safety open forum, being held in Broadstairs.

Senior officers from both Kent Police and Thanet District Council will be attending the forum, which is being held at Canterbury Christchurch University in Northwood Road on Tuesday 6 March between 7.00 pm and 8.30 pm. Local people will be able to speak directly with the Chief Inspector of Kent Police, John Frayne and meet representatives of the council’s Enforcement Services Team. This will include officers who deal with anti-social behaviour and parking issues.

Although the forum is being held in Broadstairs, it will have information and statistics for the whole of Thanet and is open to everyone who lives in the district. The meeting will also look the latest strategic assessment of crime and what priorities the council’s community safety team and the police will be focusing on over the next year.

Cabinet Member for Corporate and Regulatory Services, Cllr. Clive Hart, said: “We know that feeling safe from crime and anti-social behaviour is a top priority for our residents. This open forum gives local people a great opportunity to speak directly with those who are working on this for them. I hope that residents will take this opportunity to find out the latest information and to tell us directly what their concerns are and to give us any suggestions they may have.

“This is your chance to come along and find out the truth about crime in the area you live in and tell us what matters to you. We’ll have details of the crime statistics for your area and you can help us set the priorities for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour over the next year. You can also play your part, by helping us to get new projects off the ground to improve the level of safety in your town. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this forum, as I have a legal obligation to appear before the Overview and Scrutiny Panel that night.”

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