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Better-resourced police now keen to hear what you want them to do

Monday, 6th December 2010.

The next opportunity for the public to bring any crime, disorder or nuisance concerns to Haverhill police takes place on Thursday evening.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team public meeting will be held at the New Croft football complex in Chalkstone Way from 7pm to 9pm.

Reports will be given on how the SNT, which includes other agencies as well as the police, has dealt with the three priorities set at the previous meeting in September, the first under the new system of quarterly evening meetings rather than monthly afternoon ones, in an effort to get a greater attendance.

"We should be glad to see any members of the public about any concerns they may have in their community,particularly in relation to crime or disorder," said Haverhill's police chief, Insp Chris Galley.

The meeting will also consider the three current priorities - anti-social behaviour in Strasbourg Square, anti-social behaviour around the Aeroplane Park play are on the Chalkstone estate, and off-road motor-biking on the Clements estate - and raise new ones.

Insp Galley said they had devoted a lot of resources to the priorities and had seen some reduction in the activities complained of.

A new PCSO has started work with Haverhill SNT, and increase in the establishment of officers in the town.

PCSO Debbie Carroll-Beer is in her second week at Haverhill and her particular patch is the Chalkstone estate, working with beat officer PC Mike Potter.

She is an experienced PCSO, having previously worked in Bury Rural South SNT and on estates in Bury East and West SNT.

When PCSO Claire Fuller returns from maternity leave in January, the Haverhill SNT will be up to its full increased compliment, and Insp Galley said he expected them to be able to maintain an 'increased visible presence' in the town.

The extra PC and PCSO allocated to Haverhill - PC Richard Oldroyd and PCSO Carroll-Beer - represented extremely good news for the town, Insp Galley said, and should enable the SNT to move forward and develop its work more effectively.

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