The forum will give residents the opportunity to meet the local policing team and other partner agencies and raise any concerns or issues they may have.
Beat manager for Farnborough town centre and Empress neighbourhood, PC Lee Jeffers, said: “I would like to introduce myself and my colleague, PC Beverley Woodhead, as the Safer Neighbourhood Team police officers, dedicated to the Empress and town centre neighbourhoods of Farnborough.
“Safer Neighbourhoods was introduced in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this year and is our commitment to improving your quality of life by working together with partners and targeting the issues that you identify as those that matter.“A Safer Neighbourhood Team can be made up of police officers, police community support officers (PCSOs), community wardens, special constables, volunteers and partners, all working together in partnership.“Your Safer Neighbourhoods team is committed to dealing with your problems and priorities on a community based level.“By inviting the community to our open forum and engaging with residents I hope that people will feel happy and able to approach either myself or PC Woodhead with any concerns they may have.
“The Empress Ward Community Partnership Open Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 2, from 7pm at Rushmoor Borough Council Offices on Farnborough Road.“At the forum you will be able to meet your local policing team, discuss any concerns you may have and hear about the community work which is already progressing in your community.”
If you are not a resident in the town centre or Empress neighbourhood but would like information on community engagement events in your area, please contact your local beat team on 0845 045 4545 or visit the local policing pages of the Hampshire Constabulary website at www.hampshire.police.uk.