Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping met parish councillors and residents on a walkabout through Calverton to find out what issues are affecting local villagers.
Mr. Tipping was joined by PC Christopher Whild and PCSO Kirsty Szeluk who accompanied the Commissioner on his visit to the north Nottinghamshire village.
Local people talked about their desire to see more uniformed police officers patrolling the village, problems with parking in Calverton - especially commuters using the village as a stop off - and drink-related antisocial behaviour.
Mr. Tipping listened to concerns raised and used his visit to explain how Nottinghamshire Police deploys its resources where they are needed most.
Parish Council chairman John Bailey said it was important for the PCC to engage with local people and he was supportive of Mr. Tipping’s approach.
He said: “Calverton is not unique in the issues it faces and people do understand the demands placed upon the police, especially in today’s financial climate. But it’s important that we feel listened to and Paddy does that.”
Mr. Tipping said: “I know Calverton well. It’s a good place to live but by working together we can make it safer and even better. I believe it’s important I get out and about, meet the public of Nottinghamshire and find out what the issues are that affect their lives.”
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Posted on Tuesday 28th February 2017