Approximately 40 residents attended Monday nights Parish Council meeting to express their overwhelming concerns about the lack of action taken by the Police following disturbances in North Weald over the weekend. A number of 999 calls were made following antisocial behaviour by around 40 youths in and around the village during which fireworks were thrown at young children, at property, and residents intimidated.
The Parish Council arranged for Representatives from the Police to attend the Parish Council meeting, during which residents asked for answers as to why there was such an apathy for any action. This comes following the recent announcement by The Chief Constable of Essex Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner about the future of the police estate and on a new model of local policing in the county, details of which can be found at Police announcement Oct 2015
The Parish Council has very limited powers over such issues, however is committed to supporting its residents and is doing what it can to ensure the Parish remains as safe as it can be.
A Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd November at 2.30pm in North Weald Village Hall at which members of the Police will be present to listen to residents concerns.