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Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership calls public meeting on anti-social behaviour

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Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership is to focus on the community and its views on the issue of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and how best to tackle it across the Borough.

A public meeting is to be held later this month to allow people to have their say on the contentious issue.

It is taking place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7.00pm, in Harryville Community Centre, Ballymena and will be attended by community police officers and Members of the PCSP. The meeting will also involve the PSNI’s new District Commander for Mid and East Antrim in one of his first public roles.

Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Chair, Councillor Andrew Wilson, who will also be taking part said: “Given that one of the main aims of Mid and East Antrim PCSP is to engage and empower communities and develop solutions in partnership to tackle crime, fear of crime and of course, anti-social behaviour, we are very keen to discuss these particular problems.

“As we often say, ‘It’s YOUR Community’ so we want ordinary people to help us tackle ASB and other issues,” he said.

“Our members want you to ‘Have Your Say’ and are therefore inviting everyone to attend this public meeting focusing on the scourge of anti-social behaviour,” Cllr Wilson said.

This meeting will be one of the first occasions where local people can meet the new PSNI District Commander for Mid and East Antrim, Superintendent Darrin Jones, in person.

Speaking ahead of the public meeting, Superintendent Jones said: “I am looking forward to the challenges that come with being Commander of a busy policing district and getting to know the area, my colleagues, and our partners.

“It is clear that there is a desire amongst the community and partner agencies to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour, burglary and drugs here in Mid and East Antrim and there are already a number of great initiatives running including the new ‘Text Alert’ system – that has proved to be very successful in just a few months since introduction.

“I would strongly encourage the local community to come along to this public meeting so that their issues and concerns can be heard and that we work together to identify positive action,” Superintendent Jones said.

For more information please contact Mid and East Antrim PCSP on: Telephone: 028 28 262461 Email: [email protected]

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