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Brandon's new priorities

PUBLISHED: 11:08 08 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:45 02 August 2010

A series of new priorities were adopted at the latest meeting between Brandon residents and the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team.

A series of new priorities were adopted at the latest meeting between Brandon residents and the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team.

The first is to tackle antisocial behaviour in Knappers Way after problems worsened.

Fly tipping at Skeltons Drove, Beck Row, and street lighting in Brandon were retained as priorities.

The meeting also heard how the average number of crimes in the Brandon area patrolled by the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) had fallen by 22.8pm between March and May, when compared to last year's crime figures.

PSCO Chris Chisnall said: “'I am really pleased with these figures and I think they represent the hard work of the SNT, our partnership agencies and the local communities in trying to tackle crime. The figure covers crime over the whole SNT area and includes Brandon, Lakenheath and the Rows.

“If you look at Brandon town the figures are not quite as good. “Since January 2010 crime has dropped by an average of only about 18pc a month compared to the same period last year. “However, this does equate to 90 less victims of crime in Brandon this year so far.”


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