Tackling speeding, theft from vehicles and the unlawful use of e-scooters are the new policing priorities for Letchworth and Baldock following community feedback, Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed.

Herts police's Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) are tasked with fixing short and long-term neighbourhood issues, including anti-social behaviour, drug-related crime, car crime and speeding. They work closely with local partners, including councils and schools, to achieve this.

For the next six months, the SNTs will focus on the unlawful use of e-scooters in Letchworth town centre and speeding in Letchworth's Norton Road, as well as theft from motor vehicles - particularly catalytic converters - and number plate theft in both Letchworth and Baldock.


The new policing priorities took into account information received from the community via Hertfordshire Constabulary's community feedback forum Echo and online watch link (OWL), the force said.

SNT Sergeant Lisa Perks said: “Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their views. We really value your feedback so we can make sure we capture all of the issues affecting residents and allocate our resources accordingly.

“Your local team will be working hard over the coming months to address these concerns. Together, we will ensure Letchworth and Baldock continue to be very safe places to live, work and visit.”