Following a recent meeting with the senior policing team for the Wigan Borough, James Grundy MP is holding a public meeting dedicated to discussing the crime concerns of residents of the Leigh constituency. The Leigh Constituency Crime Meeting will allow constituents to voice any concerns or suggestions they might have to tackle local crime and the Leigh MP has invited both the new local Inspector Andrew Smith and Chief Inspector Liz Sanderson to join.
This is part of Mr Grundy's recent wider efforts to help GMP tackle rising local crime reports and enable local policing teams to work with the advice and concerns of local residents. This also comes after the MP's recent correspondence with the Home Secretary and subsequent call with Kit Malthouse, Minister of State for Crime and Policing, in which he raised his concerns on rising reports of antisocial behaviour and other criminal activity across Leigh.
Over the past weeks, several concerned residents have contacted Mr Grundy's office with reports on crime in their area and concerns on how their reports have been addressed. Mr Grundy believes it is important that policing teams respond to this effectively to tackle crime across the constituency.
Speaking about his upcoming public meeting, Mr Grundy said:
"Local residents are experiencing anti-social behaviour and more serious violent crime, which must be stopped. This is why I am holding this crime meeting, dedicated to discussing the crime concerns of residents across our local area.
"Residents have asked me to open a discussion with Greater Manchester Police to allow them to raise their concerns with local policing teams and offer their advice on what additional steps can be taken to combat these problems for good.
"This meeting will take place between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday, 25 May, and will be held via Microsoft Teams. Once you register you will be sent the joining details on the morning of the event via email. Similar events will take place in the near future and should you have any further concerns on crime in your area, please feel free to contact my office with them."
You can register for this event at: https://www.jamesgrundy.org.uk/leigh-constituency-crime-meeting
Alternatively, Mr Grundy will take registrations via telephone and his office will be able to walk you through on how to join.