Community meetings set up across Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

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Folkestone and Hythe area residents are being invited to special meetings to have their say about any community safety issues where they live.

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The regular meetings are being organised by the Folkestone & Hythe District Community Safety Partnership whose members want local residents to share ideas and help identify priorities for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.

Crime and anti-social behaviour

The first of the series of meetings is being held at 7pm on Thursday 30 January at the Saga Pavilion, Enbrook Park, Sandgate High Street, CT20 3SE and is for those living in the Folkestone East, Folkestone West, Folkestone Central, Folkestone Harbour, Broadmead, Cheriton, Sandgate, Hythe and Hythe Rural wards.

On Wednesday 26 February residents from New Romney, Romney Marsh, Wallend and Denge Marsh are invited to the Marsh Academy, Station Road, New Romney, TN28 8BB.


On Thursday 26 March those living in North Downs East and North Downs West can join a meeting in the Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, CT18 7FP. All meetings start at 7pm.

Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee, Cabinet Member for Communities at Folkestone & Hythe District Council, said: “The purpose of these meetings is to work with local residents and communities to identify any issues affecting where they live. The Community Safety Partnership is made up of representatives from a number of different agencies so together we will develop the best course of action to tackle any problems raised.

“I would encourage residents to take up the opportunities offered by these meetings and to come along. We hope the meetings will be where views can be shared and together we can discuss what the priorities should be.”

Kent Police Sergeant Maxine Harris from the Community Safety Unit added: “We are encouraging residents and traders to attend and raise any concerns they have about crime and anti-social behaviour.

“We hope the meeting will provide us with an opportunity to speak to the public about policing on the district and for us to work together to focus our priorities on what matters most to the area.”

Further meetings for all areas have been planned for this year and all dates can be found here

The Folkestone & Hythe District Community Safety Partnership is made up of statutory representatives from Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Kent Police, Kent County Council departments, including public health and children and adult services teams, Kent Fire and Rescue, the National Probation Service and non-statutory members from the health sector, charities working with substance misuse and other partner agencies.
The Community Safety Partnership’s main aims are to tackle crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and reduce re-offending whilst supporting those who are most vulnerable.

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