Woking residents are invited to the Borough’s Crime Summit, which takes place between 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Thursday 12 March 2015 at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking.
This is the second round of Crime Summits for the Police and Crime Commissioner, following a series of successful events over the last eighteen months. In 2013-14, those summits, held in every Borough and District in the county, saw nearly 1000 people getting involved in discussions over policing and community safety where they live.
In Woking this year, the PCC will be joined once again by the senior leadership of the Borough Council and the Police Neighbourhood Inspector to discuss the work that has been done in the Borough over the last twelve months. The public will have the opportunity to have their say on local community safety issues, including:
– Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour
– Investment in local policing
– Working together to increase the public’s sense of safety
The Summit will be two hours in length and refreshments will be provided from 6:30pm.
You can register:
Telephone: 01483 630 200
Post: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, PO Box 412, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1BR
Kevin Hurley said:
“The police, councils and politicians can only make things better if people tell us what is troubling them, and work with us to help deal with it. We are here to listen and to take action on the issues that blight the lives of those we serve. With your help, we can work together to make our local area an even safer place to live and work.
“Austerity measures are causing swingeing cuts to all public services, and it is vital that the public understand the effect that this will have on our local policing. I encourage the people of Woking to come along and learn what they can do to support our police.”
Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Chair of the Safer Woking Partnership, said:
“Since last year’s Crime Summit, we have seen a notable reduction in crime figures within Woking. Through the Safer Woking Partnership, agencies such as the Police and Woking Borough Council, have delivered key campaigns raising awareness of domestic and alcohol abuse, while tackling anti-social behaviour, that has achieved positive improvements for the local environment and night time economy.
“By bringing key figures from both the Safer Woking Partnership and the Police and Crime Commissioner together to listen to local people’s concerns we can make a difference. I would therefore encourage people to attend this year’s Crime Summit to discuss their views and help make Woking an even safer place to live, work and play.”