I know that crime and anti-social behaviour is a significant concern for many of my constituents, and I meet regularly with my colleagues in Surrey Police and Surrey Heath Borough Council, as well as others, on tackling crime.
More Police Officers: I’ve been campaigning for more police officers in Surrey Heath to deal with anti-social behaviour, theft and burglary, and I welcome the additional 222 officers across Surrey since 2019, helping to fight crime, as part of the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 more officers.
Safer train stations: It’s important for everyone to feel safe when travelling, and concerns have been raised about the safety of railway stations in Surrey Heath and the provision of CCTV. I’m in touch with South Western Railway and the Department for Transport regarding the renewal and improvement of CCTV systems in Surrey Heath’s railway stations to improve safety for passengers.
Tackling anti-social behaviour: Persistent anti-social behaviour causes widespread distress and I know it can have a devastating impact on individuals and neighbourhoods. I’m leading a new government taskforce dealing with low-level crime, and I’m also working with Surrey Police and Surrey Heath Borough Council on reducing anti-social behaviour locally.