Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping met with community representatives from Ollerton as part of his drive to establish greater links with local residents.
Commissioner Tipping attended the Ollerton and Boughton Town Council Meeting to provide members with updated crime figures and to listen to any concerns or issues they had relating to local policing.
Crime in the Ollerton area fell by 18.7% in the 12 months up to March 17th - which represents 150 fewer offences. This is a better performance than the county as a whole where the reduction is 13.6%. Performance in relation to antisocial behaviour has also been strong in the area, with figures plummeting by 28% during the period.
Commissioner Tipping said: "It was great to meet old friends and get a better understanding of what issues matter most to those who live and work in the area. Ollerton is a good place to live and I know the Town Council is working hard with others organisations to make it even safer.
"Members of the Council are particularly pleased the police station is being refurbished but in an ideal world would like to see a new state-of-the-art station there. They told me that they are also very pleased at the prospect of more police officers and PCSOs on the streets and asked to see a specific focus on anti-social behaviour.
"A concern was raised about the policing of roads locally, which is seen as a priority by the Town Council. I have included this item in my Police and Crime Plan which will be formally launched in Mansfield on 28th March."
Posted on Tuesday 26th March 2013