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Crime Commissioner vows to end Kinver's policing woes
4:22pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Local
STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis has pledged to bring people together in Kinver to help stamp out anti-social behaviour in the village.
Mr Ellis has vowed to help solve the problem of cars driving around, drinking, drug-taking and vandalism around the Kinver Sports and Community Association (KSCA) which villagers say has become a crime hotspot.
The force’s recently-elected chief hopes to crackdown on the problem, which he says is being caused by “young people coming across the border from the West Midlands”, through a joint approach between police, the parish council and the community.
He said: “I’m calling a meeting in September in Kinver and will invite the chairman, the community centre’s management committee, a police representative and any other interested parties.
“The sole point of the meeting will be to bring people together to find a solution to the anti-social behaviour problem at the community centre.
“I’ll also be highlighting the Commissioner’s People Power Fund which may be able to offer some contribution financially towards any solution that’s thought to be appropriate.
“No-one party can deal with this issue alone but two or three different organisations, including the police, coming together can find a solution to this long-standing problem.
“I’m confident that if we come together we can sort these issues out in a sensible way.”
Kinver Parish Council chairman Julian Hall said he was aware of Mr Ellis’s efforts to resolve the matter but added that it was too soon to make further comment on the situation.
The police came under fire last week after issuing a press release announcing the formation of a new village action group with the parish council but chairman Mr Hall said no such group had yet been set up.
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