Top cops in town to hear your views
LEICESTERSHIRE’S top cops will be on hand in Hinckley to hear what residents think of policing and crime fighting policy.
A roadshow event will bring both Leicestershire Police’s chief constable Simon Cole and Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach to the town next week.
The pair will be outside the Wilko store next Tuesday (November 21) between 9.30am and 11.30am to hear the views of shoppers in the town as part of the ‘What Matters To You?’ roadshow.
No appointment is necessary and all are welcome to attend.
Police volunteers and members of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will also be on hand alongside Inspector Dan Eveleigh, Commander of the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) to answer questions from the public about local issues and let them know about com- munity safety.
Lord Willy Bach recently said rises in crime were down to cuts made to frontline policing while on social media reports of break-ins and thefts from vehicles have spiralled in recent months.
Leicestershire Police issued advice earlier this year on keeping vehicles safe after what it was an unprecedented number of vehicle break-ins and tool thefts.
The force received over 800 reports of commercial buildings being broken in to since the beginning of the year.
Items recovered by the police have been reunited with their owners following successful showcases of recovered goods in Leicester.
However on social media communities have called on greater police presence and faster response times when break-ins are reported.
Last month Lord Bach said cuts to policing were behind rises in crime.
He said: Lord Bach said: “These figures are shocking and in my view can, at least in part, be explained by the huge Government cuts to policing over the past seven years.
“Anyone who argues the taking away of massive resources, particularly in the number of police officers – nearly 25 percent in Leicestershire’s case – has no relevance to today’s increase are just plain wrong.”
Lord Willy Bach