Chance to say hello to your local bobby

PUBLISHED: 12:15 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:28 06 May 2010

POLICE officers are touring the community to find out what you think about policing in the area. The Street Meets will give people the chance to have their say about policing and other community issues as police officers, PCSOs and other local contacts v

POLICE officers are touring the community to find out what you think about policing in the area.

The Street Meets will give people the chance to have their say about policing and other community issues as police officers, PCSOs and other local contacts visit each of Stevenage's 13 wards on a monthly basis.

Community Inspector for Stevenage Mark Furnival said: "Sometimes the things that really matter locally seem like they are forgotten or buried under other priorities and this is what we would like to change.

"Although I can't guarantee that every issue you raise will be tackled immediately what I can promise is that we will listen to your concerns and priorities and wherever possible incorporate them into our community safety plans."

The local ward constable and PCSO for each area, along with some members of the locality teams including local councillors and community safety representatives, will be in a vehicle owned by the Stevenage Community Safety Partnership - made up of representatives from the police, Stevenage Borough Council, the Police Authority, Herts County Council and North Herts NHS trust.

Insp Furnival added: "We would like to see as many people as possible at these street meets. Take the time to come and speak to your local community contacts and have your chance to shape the future of policing in your area."

OLD TOWN

Symonds Green, Filey Close: 6pm-9pm on July 25.

Old Town, High Street near Boots: 10am- 2pm on July 26.

Woodfield/Great Ashby, Sainburys Coreys Mill: 10am-2pm on July 27.

SHEPHALL

Shephall, The Hyde: 4pm-8pm on July 28.

Bandley Rise, Sainsbury's, Magpie Crescent: 4pm-8pm on July 31.

BEDWELL

Bedwell, Bedwell shops: 3pm-6pm on July 17.

Pin Green, Archer Road shops: 3pm-6pm on July 19.

CHELLS

Chells, The Glebe: 12noon-3pm on July 24.

Manor, rear of Emperors Head public house: 2pm- 5pm on July 25.

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