Hythe and Dibden Parish Councillors have listened to the local community who have asked for the much appreciated uniformed officers to be back patrolling the streets and open spaces of Hythe and Dibden. Councillors have chosen to begin contract discussions for the provision of 2 additional Police Community Support Officers who will be able to access reports of crime and anti-social behaviour and who have increased powers to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour issues.
A contract will now be investigated with the Police and Crime Commissioner and when agreements are in place the new service will be up and running as soon as possible.
Cllr McLean, Chairman of the Council says "We are working to provide this much respected service as soon as possible and I look forward to seeing the uniformed officers on the street and out and about in the community helping people.
The Council is also committed to its support for providing youth workers in Hythe and Dibden and I am delighted with the proposed Police and Communities Together meeting that can hear directly from the community and can work in partnership to reduce the reported issues of nuisance and anti-social behaviour".
Further details on the proposals can be found on page 36 of the recent Council agenda which is on the Parish Councils website and can be accessed by clicking on the link.