I’m committed to helping people in Headcorn get better policing.
Last week, I hosted a virtual meeting with the police and local councillors for an update on work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the village.
This is the latest in a series of meetings I’ve been organising to monitor progress and look at ways of tackling the particular challenges we face in Headcorn.
While there is some good news to report since our last meeting in February, with shop lifting down and a more visible police presence in the village, it’s clear there is still more work to do.
I know there are particular problems with cars speeding through the village and young people not having enough to do. There are also reports of an increase in break-ins on farms.
Particularly worrying are reports of an increase in domestic abuse cases during lockdown.
The message from the police is clear. People need to report crime.
Whether you call 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency, or want to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, it’s crucial that the police are made aware of any crime.
Reporting crime helps to keep everyone safe.
I'll be hosting another meeting in 3 months time to monitor progress.