The most recent meeting of the Community Focus Group was on 19 September.
Latest crime figures for the Harborough North LPU for June 2018 have now been published with details of 160 crimes, compared to 159 in May. Forty crimes were reported for the Kibworth Ward, and 21 for the Glen Ward.
The Kibworth Community Focus Group newsletter has been delivered to every household (hopefully), with tips for keeping safe this summer. The Ring.com offer is valid until 31st August.
The second meeting on 13 June was held in the Studio of the Kibworth Grammar School Hall. Initially chaired by Sarah Pickering, Andy Munro agreed to be chairman of this new group, with Peter Scott as vice-chairman. The police were represented by Sgt Gurpreet Mulley. Discussions and recommendations were agreed that the group should focus on young people, particularly young teens. Anti social behaviour involving loud music at night, speeding vehicles, foul language had been reported. The police encourage the registering of all anti social behaviour with the 101 phone service. Work is ongoing to investigate the practicality of CCTV in ‘hot spots’ and diversionary activities especially in the summer, and will be taken to both parish councils.
An initial meeting of this new multi-agency group to tackle anti-social behaviour in the Kibworths and surrounding area was held on 18 April is the Studio of the Kibworth Grammar School Hall. Chaired by Sarah Pickering, Senior Community Safety Officer HDC, there were 18 representatives from both Kibworth parish councils, Harborough Police , Leicestershire County Council IMPACT Team and Young Offenders Team, St Wilfrid’s Church (Rector and Youth Club leaders), The Kibworth School, Kibworth Scouts, Kibworth Football Club, Kibworth & Fleckney Rotary Club, District and County councillors and other departments from HDC.
- After introductions, PC Steve Winn summarised recent anti-social behaviour and crime statistics in the Kibworths.
- Glen White of the County IMPACT Team summarised the work of the team in the Kibworths working with young people.
- A general discussion identified local hotspots, and agreed that intelligence sharing through social media is proving helpful.
- A number of actions were agreed including surveys of young people to identify additional amenities, and parents.
A further meeting is to be held in June.