Totton Crime Meeting
I have spoken at length to Councillor Neville Penman this morning. He was good enough to brief me on how the meeting went last night, supported by police officers, about crime and anti-social behaviour.
I wasn’t invited to attend.
It was Neville’s initiative, primarily aimed at residents in North Totton (the patch he looks after), although I understand some people who live in my area would have seen it advertised on Facebook and attended.
I am told that the meeting was well attended with some good constructive things that came out of it.
I am personally not much of a fan of large public meetings, not least because they can be hijacked by people with ulterior motives.
If people have come forward willing to support Neighbourhood Watch schemes, that’s a positive step.
Neville and I understand that neither of us have much influence (or any) over police resources, so we work together positively to do what we can to help protect our communities.
Politics won’t get in the way.