Uttlesford PFCC Public Meeting – Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner


Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Uttlesford Public Meeting Thursday 13e October 2022

Residents and businesses of Uttlesford are invited to learn more about crime and community safety in the district at a meeting hosted by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fire and Crime, Jane Gardner.

Meeting attendees will also have the opportunity to raise questions and concerns with Jane and a panel of senior representatives from Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and City Council. district of Uttlesford.

The meeting will take place on Thursday October 13 between 7 and 8 p.m. at Saffron Walden Town Hall. Jane will be joined by District Commander Ch/Insp Colin Cox and ECFRS North West Director Terry Povey.

Jane said: “Being able to hear directly from local communities about their concerns or issues they are having helps us understand what more we can do together to address local issues and bring down crime.”

“Our town hall meetings are a great way to discuss with residents what we are doing to meet the priorities set out in the Policing and Crime Plan and the Fire and Rescue Plan.

“Funding more police, helping those who suffer from domestic violence, protecting the vulnerable and tackling gangs and serious violence are some examples of how we are doing this. Attendees can also hear from the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service about the excellent prevention work they do in Uttlesford to reduce the risk of harm.

During the meeting, participants can hear about local initiatives to fight crime. Recent examples include police working with Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership to tackle rural crime in the district, which has led to the removal of 9 unauthorized encampments and 118 hare yard incidents targeted by police.

Over the summer, the Community Policing Team traveled to all parishes in the district and spoke to residents about their concerns. Speeding was identified as the main area of ​​concern. As a result, during “Street Week”, 95 vehicles were stopped, 28 tickets were issued and one vehicle was seized without insurance. 532 speeding tickets were also captured by cameras between September 2021 and August 2022.

Comparing data from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, it shows that the ASB in Uttlesford has decreased by 58.9%. However, crime in the district increased by 12.4%.

Questions and comments from the public can be asked in the evening or online at www.facebook.com/PFCCEssex. Advanced questions can be sent to [email protected].

To find out more about the work being done to keep our communities safe, go to @PFCCEssex on Facebook for more information and visit www.essex.pfcc.police.uk for details of the police plan and crime control and the fire and rescue plan.

Visit https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/events/ for the full schedule of PFCC events.


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