New crime forum for Brixington
PUBLISHED: 15:01 07 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:45 10 June 2010
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7: BRIXINGTON residents could soon have a greater say on what policing priorities should be thanks to a new crime forum. Brixington town councillors Darryl Nicholas, Trevor Cope, Michael Ackland and David and Madeline Chapman are working with the Devon and
BRIXINGTON residents could soon have a greater say on what policing priorities should be - thanks to a new crime forum.Brixington town councillors Darryl Nicholas, Trevor Cope, Michael Ackland and David and Madeline Chapman are working with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, to create the first PACT - Partners and Community Together - panel for Brixington.EDDC Exmouth Champion and Deputy Mayor Darryl Nicholas said: "There are issues that concern Brixington residents, ranging from the provision of dog bins to incidents of anti-social behaviour. "Rather than tackling these as independent organisations, it is much better to take a joined up approach - linking together the various councils, the police and residents."The PACT panel will seek to identify the issues that directly affect the quality of life for the Brixington community and, by holding regular meetings, the panel will discuss the issues.PC Dave Evans, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Brixington, said: "By working in partnership with police, council and community representatives, I want residents to have a say in what issues their local agencies deal with and to actually become part of the solution. "The PACT process isn't intended to be complicated."We have many ways in which the public can take part and let us know their concerns, either by completing PACT postcards, contacting the councillors, members of the panel direct or through local residents' meetings."It is important we tackle problems that directly affect quality of life." Brixington town and district councillor David Chapman said: "The next stage is to put in place the membership of the panel - then we can get to work resolving the important issues that are raised for the Brixington area.