Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Thanet District Council’s Community Safety Manager, Martyn Cassell and Kent Police Chief Inspector, Rob Fordham, will be receiving questions from local people at a community safety open forum in Birchington on Tuesday 11 September.
The open forum will be held at the Village Centre, Alpha Road from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Designed to provide a platform for local people’s concerns and opinions, the community safety open forums are held regularly in different areas of Thanet. They also offer an opportunity for residents to hear first hand, what the partners are doing to tackle particular concerns.
Anyone who lives in Thanet can attend any open forum and discuss matters that are of concern to them – irrespective of where the forum is being held.
Senior police and council officers are in attendance to listen to what local people have to say about community safety. And the forums also give members of the public an opportunity to find out about the work of the Thanet Community Safety Partnership.
The council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Iris Johnston, said: “I hope that local people attend the open forum in Birchington. It promises to be an informative evening for anyone interested in the wellbeing of their local community. 
“To enjoy a basic quality of life, people have to feel safe in their local environment. And that’s why the council places so much emphasis on our work with the Community Safety Partnership.”
She added: “The open forums give local residents the chance to become engaged with community safety matters. The forums also help us to identify people’s priorities and shape our future strategy.”
For more online information about the work of the Thanet Community Safety Partnership and the many organisations involved in it, local people can visit

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