Moyle PCSP meeting

MOYLE PCSP (Policing & Community Safety Partnership) was formed earlier this year.

The Partnership aims to address issues and concerns that the Moyle community have in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour and Policing. The PCSP will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday 15th November in the Glens Hotel, Cushendall at 8pm and invite members of the public to attend.

At the meeting the Chief Inspector Brenda Cairns from the PSNI will be delivering a six monthly report on crime in the area, highlighting concerns or emerging issues and providing information on how the PSNI is meeting the targets of the Moyle Policing Plan. The meeting will then focus on agri/rural crime and farm safety as this has been identified as a key concern for local people.

Representatives from PSNI, Ulster Farmers Union, Northern Ireland Health & Safety Executive and the Glen Young Farmers Club willprovide information and advice from their particular areas of expertise and to respond to any questions or queries that the audience may have in relation to this topic.

If you are unable to attend the event but wish to have a query answered relating to crime, policing or agri/rural crime you may contact any PCSP member individually or Bridgeen or Orlaith in the office on 028 2076 2225 and the matter will be raised on your behalf.

If you are unsure of the membership of the PCSP details can be found on the Moyle Council website or you may wish to call the office for this information. The PCSP is made up of elected representatives, independent Members and representatives from statutory agencies and you will have a local contact based in your area.

The PCSP is a new body with a wide remit. We are aware that there are potentially many issues or concerns the community may have in relation to community safety and policing. It is our intention to take these issues on board and to prepare plans that address these issues. This may take the form of delivering appropriate project, providing platforms for public discussion and challenging where necessary statutory and government policy and actions.

To support us in the development of this plan it is key that all sectors of the community from all areas across Moyle inform us about their concerns, experiences and expectations in relation to Community Safety and Policing in Moyle. To this end the PCSP will be carrying out an extensive consultation to inform our planning and we urge people to engage with this process and have their voices heard.

A variety of opportunities to respond will be available including questionnaires, on line surveys and group based activities. Bridgeen Butler, Manager of Moyle PCSP highlights “This consultation is a very important piece of work to ensure that the PCSP is providing the service desired by the community. The more comprehensive the information that is acquired at this point will ensure the more focused the PCSP action plan can be to meet and address community needs and concerns in relation to community safety and policing in your sector and in your area.”

For further information on this event or the PCSP please contact Bridgeen Butler or Orlaith Quinn on 028 2076 2225.