Fight crime from the comfort of your home

Bournemouth residents will be able to prevent crime from the safety of their homes by making suggestions to reduce crime at a virtual meeting.

The Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership is indeed organising for the first time a virtual crime reduction meeting. On the February 24, from 5.30 to 7.30, residents will access the meeting via the Bournemouth Echo website, and will be able to make suggestions to help reduce crime.

Sian Jenkins, from the Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership, says it is an opportunity for people who have difficult timetables to be involved.

“some get stuck at home with the children and it makes it easier for them. Some residents are also reticent to go to council meetings as they have a stuffy old image, this way they don’t need to go”.

Residents will be able to virtually ask questions and make suggestions to representatives from Dorset Police and Dorset Fire and Rescue as well as with members from the Council and the NHS.

The annual meeting will aim at finding solutions to reduce crime in five priority areas, which are social behaviour, domestic violence, violent crimes, community cohesion and quisitive crimes such as theft or robbery.

Sian Jenkins is confident the meeting will help Borough : “there has already been a 28% reduction in crimes over the last three years because of our policies”.
A meeting will however be held at 3 at the Wessex Hotel that day for those who wish to interact in person.

You may make suggestions straight away at paula.roberts@bournemouthecho.co.uk.
Or call the Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership at 01202 454797.

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