The Milton Keynes Crime Forum will be hosted by the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Matthew Barber, Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt and local Councillor, Alex Walker – with special guests joining the discussion.
The event will provide residents with an opportunity to discuss their local issues and concerns and will begin on Thursday 18th March from 6-7pm.
In light of the tragic Sarah Everard case, Matthew Barber will be focusing a portion of the event to briefing residents on Thames Valley’s “Project Vigilant”. The project, which started in May 2019 is a proactive operation currently used in Oxford.
The discussion will also include updates on important topics such as knife crime, fly-tipping, illegal encampments and pet theft. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss these issues and more.
Deputy PCC for Thames Valley, Matthew Barber, said: "I look forward to hearing the views of residents on the issues that are affecting them most in MK and talking about my plan to help cut crime in Thames Valley."
Cllr Alex Walker, Leader of the Conservative Council Group, said: “We’re delighted to announce the MK Crime Forum where residents will be given the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the local concerns and issues facing our city.
If any residents are interested in knowing more about fly-tipping, pet theft, knife crime and more, please take the chance to sign up and come along to this event.”
Local campaigner, Shazna Muzammil, who works closely with young offenders said: “It is great that this event is happening. In Bletchley, we have problems with fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour so it will be a good opportunity for me to ask questions and understand what Thames Valley Police will be doing to help out our area and MK at large.”
Residents wanting to sign up to the event can do so here, free-of-charge: