Officers urge people to have their say on policing in Grantham

PC Simon Wright, policing panel chairman Libby Simpson and PCSO Alfie Kent. 624C
PC Simon Wright, policing panel chairman Libby Simpson and PCSO Alfie Kent. 624C

IS there a problem in your neighbourhood which needs urgent attention?

Then get yourself along your local neighbourhood policing panel meeting.

That’s the message of community beat officers in Grantham who are keen to encourage anyone and everyone to be more involved in how their neighbourhood is policed.

Neighbourhood policing panel chairman Libby Simpson said: “It’s a great chance for people to bring up their specific complaints, worries and problems to their beat team.

“They can then come back and say ‘we have solved this one for you’.”

It is important people attend the panel meeting for their area. You can find out which neighbourhood policing team your street falls under by typing your postcode into the “My Local Police” section of the Lincolnshire Police website.

The next town centre panel meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 6.30pm at the Witham Room in the SKDC Council Chambers in St Peter’s Hill.

PC Simon Wright said: “It is a chance for us to find out more about the problems in the area.

“At the moment there are a lot of bikes going missing often because people are leaving bikes outside shops.

“We are also seeing an increase in youths using fake IDs of Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at pubs and clubs.

“They are not only committing an offence but should they get in and be served then the premises could get find. So people’s livelihoods could be at stake.”

For more information on policing in your neighbourhood, log on to www.lincs.police.uk/my-local-police or www.police.uk