Congleton residents thanked by police for engaging discussion
By Evie Payne
17th Nov 2023 | Local News
Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, Chief Constable Mark Roberts and Local Policing Unit Chief Inspector Duncan Gouck have thanked residents from Congleton, Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich and the surrounding villages who attended a recent 'Working Together' event.
On Tuesday 14 November residents gathered at Congleton Town Hall to hear from the Commissioner, Chief Constable, and their local policing team about the latest developments in policing in Congleton and across the county.
Those in attendance also had the chance to discuss issues directly with the Commissioner and senior officers. Key issues raised by residents included drugs, women's safety, vulnerable people housed in Congleton town centre, crime reporting, road safety and anti-social driving.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer said: "Congleton was the seventh event in our Working Together roadshow calendar and it was great to have residents engaging with us in a positive way.
"Meaningful engagement with communities is key to improving public confidence in policing. That's why it's so beneficial for us to have events like this which are a meaningful two-way discussion between the public and their police service.
"There are issues for all of us to take away and consider as we carry on our work to make Congleton, Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich and the surrounding villages even safer places to live and work. Thank you all for taking the time to come and see us."
Cheshire Constabulary's Chief Constable, Mark Roberts, said: "It was important for me and for the town's local officers to hear first-hand what the concerns of residents across the Congleton policing area were, and for us to discuss them together in a productive way.
"I hope those who attended got as much out of the event as we did, and that they are reassured that we will be addressing the matters that they raised at the earliest opportunity in order to make the town a safer and more pleasant place to live and work."
Nine 'Working Together' events are being held across the county – one in each Local Policing Unit (LPU) – encouraging Cheshire's communities to hear about the latest developments in policing and to ask any questions they might have of their local team and senior officers.