Community Safety takes to the streets

Published Thursday 20 September 2018

Community Safety representatives will take part in a ‘patch walk’ to meet those working together to improve community safety across the district.

Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is joining the Police, Harborough District Council representatives, and the Community Safety Partnership, to visit a number of places across the district on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

The patch walk will begin in Lutterworth, before moving to Ullesthorpe and Market Harborough.

Along the way they will meet with Councillors, headteachers and school children, Harborough Against Retail Theft (HART), Street Pastors and Travelling Forward which improves services for the Gypsy and Traveller community.

They will also see how the mobile CCTV camera can be used at different locations around the district and how the street pastors work to help people in the community.

Cllr Michael Rickman, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for Community Safety, said: “I’m looking forward to accompanying Lord Bach during the walk. This is a fantastic opportunity to get out and meet people with a common goal – to make the community a safer place. The Harborough district remains one of the safest areas to live but we’re looking forward to talking to people about what can be done to further improve how we can work together . We are grateful to the Police and Crime Commissioner for getting involved in this worthwhile event.”