MONDAY saw the Conservative Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, visiting Chafford Hundred following complaints about ongoing anti-social behaviour and car crime across Chafford.
Cllr Abbie Akinbohun had asked for the meeting following complaints from residents and regularly witnessing problems around the station and across Chafford pre and post the pandemic.
Abbie said, “even though there are more police working in Thurrock now we are still seeing anti-social behaviour and car crime across Chafford.”
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner meet with all four Chafford councillors, was shown the station area, toured around Chafford Hundred and met with local business owners at Kushi to better understand the issues.
Abbie added “It was great to have Roger in Chafford on Monday to talk with all of the local councillors about their concerns in the community and the problems still experienced around the station.
“Getting the reassurance from the police for more visible patrols is great but I, and my fellow Chafford Councillors, will be pushing for even more. Getting an increase in the street pastors is a start but we need action in Chafford Hundred, visible action and we won’t stop until this happens”.