Cllr Jenny Matterface
The next Broadstairs and St. Peter's Community Safety Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting will be on Tuesday April 12th at St. George's School not, as previously announced, St. Peter's Church Hall.
The Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting is an opportunity to raise community issues with Kent Police, our police community support officers, community wardens, Thanet District Council Community Safety team and local councillors. The TDC parking enforcement team is expected to attend so this is a chance to raise parking issues.
Labour Councillors attend these meetings and see them as a very useful way to listen both to residents' concerns as well as to hear from the different teams about work that is going on in the area.
Cllr Susan Kennedy attended the last Ramsgate NEM and commented "I found this a really productive meeting and it was very well attended by residents. People have real concerns, particularly around anti-social behaviour, and I was impressed with the response to questions from both the police and the TDC Community Safety Team. There are no easy answers but it is clear that a multi-agency approach is very important."
Cllr Jenny Matterface will be attending the Broadstairs and St Peter's meeting and Cllr Matterface commented today "I really want to encourage residents to attend these meetings. It's an ideal way to raise issues and to speak directly to those that are concerned with issues of community safety on a daily basis. The police do such a valuable job but, of course, with the slashing of budgets by this government, it is increasingly hard for services to deal with the demands on them."
If you want to find out more about Labour's role in community safety in Kent, please look at Tris Osborne's site.
Tris is the Labour candidate in the forthcoming elections for Police and Crime Commissioner.