Following a recent public meeting, organised by the local Neighbourhood Watch Group, and attended by around 100 residents of the Castle Court estate in Whitton, local MP, Dr Dan Poulter, has invited Policing Minister, the Rt Hon Nick Hurd, MP to visit Ipswich and see for himself the challenges faced by local communities.
Recent weeks have seen a surge in anti-social behaviour in the Whitton area of Ipswich, comprising verbal abuse, criminal damage and arson attempts. This behaviour is a blight on our communities, intimidating those who live and work in the area, and affecting quality of life.
Whilst Ipswich remains a wonderful town, a great place to live and do business, and a safe place to visit, there needs to be an urgent and cohesive approach to tackle this growing violent and anti-social behaviour and improve the town for all who live and work here.
Keen to support residents in bringing an end to this misery, Dr Dan is extremely concerned by this recent spate of anti-social behaviour and wants to do all that he can to support residents, and to encourage the Police and local council to work together to bring an end to the situation. Anti-social behaviour, such as the likes of that currently being carried out in Whitton, is a blight on our communities, intimidating those living and working nearby, and affecting their quality of life.
Dr Dan commends the great work going in by the many dedicated people working tirelessly in our public services and in our communities to help discourage our young people from a life of violence and crime, but recognises that they can't do this alone. Our Police, councils and communities in Suffolk share a collective responsibility to stop this dreadful violence and that's why Dr Dan has also asked the Government to fulfil its share of this collective responsibility, and to help us to tackle the scourge of violent crime and anti-social behaviour head on.
As well as inviting the Policing Minister, Dr Dan has also written to residents, asking them for their views and feedback on on the issues that matter to them most. Dr Dan hopes that by working together and cohesively, we can bring an end to the current situation.
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