North Walsham’s Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel opens up meetings to the public

11:30 15 October 2012

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People in North Walsham can now have their say on policing priorities in the area.

The town’s Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) will open up its meetings to the public for the first time in two years.

People who attend the meeting will be given a run down of local crime and policing issues, including any crime trends, crime prevention advice and initiatives.

North Walsham beat manager Charlotte Reed said: “It’s hoped that these meetings will be a two-way exchange of information. As well as informing local people about what is going on in their area, we want to hear from them about their concerns and what we can do to solve them.

“By re-opening these meetings up to the public we are aiming to get a more balanced and representative selection of priorities”.

The first meeting is on Wednesday, December 12, at 7pm-8pm, at the Atrium.

Attendees will have the chance to raise concerns and influence the three priorities that will be taken on by the panel.

The current priorities, which will be up for discussion at the next meeting, were decided at a meeting on October 3 and are focused on vehicle anti-social behaviour on Midland Road, anti-social behaviour within Millfield Primary School grounds and anti-social behaviour around Saddlers Wood.

The North Walsham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have also organised two street surgeries for anyone who is unable to attend the SNAP meeting.

There are on Saturday, November 3 at Sainsbury’s, Bacton Road, between 11am-2pm, and Friday, November 23 at North Walsham Library between 10am-noon.

● For further information about the North Walsham SNT, or to contact them, visit or ring the non-emergency number 101.

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