Neighbourhood Management Meetings- Chipping Norton

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Neighbourhood Management Meetings- Chipping Norton

Residents in Chipping Norton and the surrounding communities are being encouraged to attend one of the public meetings during October to have their say on the important issues that need tackling in their local neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhood Management is based on three top priorities identified by local communities that need tackling in the area, whether it's anti-social behaviour, speeding or criminal damage. The initiative aims to encourage better communication between police, other agencies responsible for community safety such as West Oxfordshire District Council, and the communities they work with, so that issues are responded to which directly affect residents, therefore increasing reassurance and reducing disproportionate fear of crime.

Chief Inspector Dennis Evernden, Local Police Area Commander for West Oxfordshire, explains: "If you live in the area, I encourage you to come to one of the meetings during October so you can have a say in what police and partners will tackle in your community. You will also have the chance to meet and speak with your local Neighbourhood Police Team.

"I hope that there will be a lively contribution from all at the public meetings and at the end we will have the top three priorities that residents want to see tackled over the next 12 months. Hopefully, by all working together we can make people feel more safe, secure and involved with what happens in their local neighbourhood."

Improvements to the area already include road safety related initiatives to tackle speeding and engagement activities with young people to deal with anti-social behaviour.

The public meetings will be held on:

23rd October, 7.30pm St Mary's Church, Charlbury

25th October, 7.30pm Chipping Norton School, Burford Road, Chipping Norton

26th October, 7.30pm New Beaconsfield Village Hall, Shipton-U-Wychwood

Following the meetings the Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), which includes representatives from the police, councils, businesses, education and, most importantly, the community, will agree how best to tackle the issues raised.

Posted : 29/09/2006 23:58:05

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