Sunday, 15 January 2012

PACT Meeting changes for Morecambe West End residents

Changes to Morecambe’s West End PACT meetings will enable more residents to have their say on policing in their local area.

PACT meetings are held on a monthly basis and allow residents to tell their neighbourhood policing team what issues are concerning them. After discussion, a smaller group called a PACT panel decides on the top three policing priorities for the month. The neighbourhood policing team will report back to the next meeting on progress on solving the issues - sometimes working with other agencies. 

A monthly drop-in surgery-style meeting will now be held in Morecambe’s West End at St Barnabus’ church hall, at the corner of Westminster Road and Regent Road on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. The next surgery will be on Tuesday 7th February.

In addition to this a weekly surgery session will be held from 11am – 12 noon every Tuesday at West End Impact, on Heysham Road. These will start from Tuesday 7th February.

"The new style of meetings has been designed with the community in mind and is based on feedback we have received from them," explains  PC Darren Rotherham, community beat manager for Harbour ward. "Once the sessions are up and running we hope to involve more partner agencies so that problems that are affecting our neighbourhoods can be highlighted and then tackled together.” 

-  More information about your local PACT meeting can be found by visiting www.lancashire.police.uk and typing your postcode into the My Area search engine.

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