Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Phil Wilkinson has this month published his Police and Crime Plan 2022-25 following an extensive consultation process. A key commitment of the plan is strengthening community engagement involving neighbourhood police teams, Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Watch and members of local communities. The plan highlights four priorities, namely:
Priority 1: A police service that meets the needs of its communities
Priority 2: Reduce violence and serious harm
Priority 3: Tackle crimes that matter most to local communities
Priority 4: Improve the experience of victims of crime and deliver justice
The guiding principle underpinning the plan is 'Making Wiltshire Safer' and the plan can be viewed on the PCC's website www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk
One good example of the principle in action came last week when I attended the Chippenham Community Safety Group meeting in which Councillors heard from organisations such as Turning Point, a Swindon and Wiltshire substance mis-use service, Crimestoppers, as well as a positive update from a neighbourhood police representative. Phil Wilkinson PCC, attended the meeting, outlining his determination, in collaboration with other south-west PCC's to tackle drug-related problems.
Further details of community safety meetings will be posted on our Association's website www.wiltshirenhw.org
If you hear of any meetings in your local area do let me know to publicise.
Chair Wiltshire NHW Association