Cuxton crime – February update
The second PCSO evening surgery was held at the Pavilion on 19 th February between 6 –7pm. One of our new PCSO’s Sophie Clarke attended with two of her colleagues who cover other areas in Medway with 9 villagers attending and 3 parish councillors.
It was an opportunity to chat directly with the police and several different issues were raised, including the white van which has been seen around the village and involved in several thefts. PCSO Clarke confirmed that the police are currently investigating this further which prompted a wider conversation about the importance of reporting ALL incidents to the police.
Our PCSO’s cover Strood North, South and Cuxton/Halling which is a large area, and therefore reports to the police are prioritised and the police staff are then requested to follow up. If you do not report the incident but post on social media instead, it is not recorded and Cuxton is not seen as a priority.
The police are working with Medway Council and can issue several different Warnings and Notices covering antisocial behaviour with fines attached and at our next surgery the PCSO’s will explain when and how these measures are used.
If you need to report crime call 101 (or 999 for an emergency) or report online at: www.kent.police.uk/report (Report a crime, incident or non-injury collision in minutes and receive a confirmation email and reference number immediately).
Our next surgery is scheduled for Monday 23 rd March at 6pm at the Pavilion.
Reminders will be posted on all social media platforms and notices will be placed around the village nearer the time. Please use this opportunity to engage with the police – our PCSO’s are keen to get to know Cuxton better and welcome an opportunity to meet you and answer your questions. If you cannot attend but have a question to ask, email email@example.com and we will pass on your queries.
Councillor Tracy Thorley