Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, visited Calverton on Friday (22 March) to learn more about community concerns and give people the opportunity to ask questions face to face.
During Mr Tipping's three-hour visit to Calverton he spent time walking the streets with PC Phil Anelay where he had time to ask questions in relation to local problem areas, visited a local business that has experienced problems with internet crime and then hosted a surgery at Colonel Frank Seely School on Flatts Lane where people could drop in and talk to him on an individual basis.
As the Commissioner was pleased to tell people, overall crime in Calverton, Ravenshead and surrounding villages is down 14.8% compared to the same time last year. Key figures include:
-Domestic burglary down 37.5%
-Criminal damage down 26.6%
-Vehicle crime down 25.8%
-Theft and handling down 29.4%
-Anti-social behaviour (ASB) down 28.7%
Paddy Tipping said: "I enjoyed returning to old haunts in Calverton, it's a great part of Nottinghamshire. The real bonus of these walkabouts and surgeries is that they help me to find out what people, both officers and public, really think could be improved or enhanced to prevent crime and improve community safety.
"Crime in Calverton is going down generally but I know there are still concerns among local people about ASB and we need to think what more can be done to drive it down still further.
"I intend to come back at regular intervals to see what progress is being made."
Posted on Monday 25th March 2013