Since being elected as the Member of Parliament for Leigh, James Grundy has received significant levels of correspondence from constituents regarding concerns about or reports of crime in their area.
Some of the key issues raised with Mr Grundy by residents include concerns over long waiting times and a lack of response from instances reported to Greater Manchester Police (GMP); reported information not being actioned by GMP adequately; the lack of police visibility to deter criminal activity; the rising levels of anti-social behaviour that are discouraging residents from shopping on the high street, and off-road bikers causing noise and nuisance, among other concerns.
Given the rising level of crime-related correspondence he has received and the seriousness of the wide-spread criminal activity being reported, the Leigh MP has organised a series of public meetings across the Leigh constituency, each co-attended by a senior representative of GMP, to provide residents an opportunity to voice any concerns or reports they have directly. These meetings will highlight the exact issues faced across the constituency and will help with discussions on providing a direct and effective police response.
Speaking on these meetings, MP for Leigh, James Grundy said:
“I know that crime is an issue that many local residents have unfortunately had to experience and understandably have strong feelings on, with many raising their concerns about a perceived lack of adequate measures being taken by the authorities to directly tackle rising criminal activity.
“This is why I have organised a series of Crime Meetings across the various towns and communities in the Leigh constituency, to help find out more about the direct issues residents are facing and allow a platform for them to raise this with a senior police representative.
“Any resident from the Leigh constituency is welcome to attend these public meetings to voice their concerns on crime in their area. For those who wish to find out further details on where these meetings are being held or are unable to attend but would like me to raise their queries, please either email or telephone my office and a member of my team will be on hand to provide any information needed.”
Please see a list of Mr Grundy’s upcoming public Crime Meetings below:
Lowton & Golborne Crime Meeting
28th September 2021, 7pm-8pm
Lowton, St Mary's Parish Church (Community Hall), Newton Road, Lowton, WA3 1EN
Atherton & Atherleigh Crime Meeting (Joint event with Chris Green, MP for West Bolton and Atherton)
30th September 2021, 7pm-8pm
The Punchbowl, Atherton, M46 0DF
Astley & Tyldesley Crime Meeting
7th October 2021, 7pm-8pm
Lancashire Mining Museum, Higher Green Lane, Astley, M29 7JB
Pennington Crime Meeting
12th October 2021, 7pm-8pm
Leigh Cricket Club, Beech Walk, Leigh, WN7 3LH
Leigh Town Centre Crime Meeting
21st October 2021, 7pm-8pm
Compassion In Action, 58 Leigh Road, Leigh, WN7 1QY