COMMUNITY SAFETY ON THE AGENDA AT RIVERSIDE MEETING

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Islanders are being invited to a public meeting to have a chance to meet with community safety organisations.

The Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is asking the public to attend the meeting at The Riverside Centre, Newport on Thrusday 30th November at 14:00.

The annual invite gives residents the opportunity to find out more on how Island partners are tackling crime and disorder and gives the chance to ask questions.

Amanda Gregory, chair of the Isle of Wight CSP says:

“The CSP has made some good progress over the past year. We’ve already seen community engagement events being held to identify local priorities and encourage the reporting of anti-social behaviour.

“In the year ahead we are looking forward to hosting a reducing reoffending conference and developing a strategy which will aim to reduce re-offending rates on the island.”

Superintendent Sarah Jackson, who oversees policing on the Island, added:

“Working with partner agencies is a key part of what officers on the Island do every day. Many of the crimes and incidents reported to the police are more successfully tackled and solved by working with the council’s support services and housing team, the fire service, health agencies, and the probation service.

“It’s clear that the Community Safety Partnership has helped to establish a clear dialogue between many of those partners, which has a tangible and beneficial result for victims of crime. The safety of the Island’s diverse communities is at the core of our work, by working together we can successfully address issues that our local communities have expressed concerns about”.

The agenda will include a progress report on the strategic plan, a presentation on the Local Alcohol Area Action programme, a profile of serious organised crime and a report from the Drug Alcohol Board on the new substance misuse strategy.

To make sure a full reply is given, questions can be submitted no later than 23rd November to [email protected].

For more information and a meeting agenda, visit: www.iwight.com/communitysafety.

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