Policing in Corby & East Northants surveyPosted: June 11, 2014
Corby has become much safer over the past decade and crime has fallen. Just lately, however, there has been a worrying number of violent crimes.
I believe that our local police and PCSOs are doing their best with the resources they have. Nevertheless, many residents have expressed concerns to me about police presence, response times and related issues such as poor streetlighting and the need for CCTV in some areas.
One of the biggest concerns that I have is about the future of Corby Police Station. The Northants PPC has said that it is outdated and that he plans to close it. The wind-down has already started. For example, the police have been told recently to take suspected criminals to Northampton to be charged and detained, instead of using Corby. This is a waste of valuable police time and takes police away from the town.
If Corby police station is closed, then this will only get worse.
I strongly believe that Corby needs an operational police station and I am determined to fight for this.
I would like to know if you agree with my campaign to retain an operational police station in Corby and also to hear your feedback about other policing and community safety issues. Please would you fill in the survey below, or click here to open it in a new window.