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Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner visits Kirkby

Friday 13 July

 

Ashfield District Councillors and staff joined Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping during a special walkabout in Kirkby on Tuesday 10th July.

The PCC was joined by Leader of the Council Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Deputy Leader Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Cllr John Knight and PC Nathan Robinson.

Starting at the Ashfield District Council offices on Urban Road, Kirkby, the party then travelled towards Kirkby town centre, taking in the retail and business units along the way and onto the Coxmoor area of Kirkby.

The walkabout allowed the PCC to see Ashfield first hand as the Council seek to lead an agenda to address crime and disorder issues in the district.

As part of Nottinghamshire Police’s ongoing recruitment drive, Ashfield will also soon see new officers joining the local force.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Jason Zadrozny said, “Crime prevention has to be a top priority for the Council as nothing is more important than keeping our residents safe. Places like Hucknall, Kirkby and Sutton have been desperately crying out for more police resources so to see the extra staffing is very welcome.

“It is vital that we continue to work with our partners to ensure Ashfield is a safe place to live, work and visit.”

Speaking before the event, Mr Tipping said: "I'm really looking forward to getting out and about in Ashfield and chatting to local people about any problems they're experiencing.

"In the past, these kinds of events have been well-received by the public because they can discuss their concerns face-to-face with people whose job it is to solve them. I'm very grateful to our partners for giving up their time to make this such a positive, multi-agency event."