The Police are keen to put a SARA plan together for Kingsway which will provide a resident-directed policing effort. PCSO Debbie Brimfield has put the groundwork in to work with us to determine what needs to be done and has suggested the Residents Association as a suitable organisation to work with to develop it.
In essence, the SARA plan is a short term goal-based plan, which is agreed through a resident panel. This goal is time constrained too, normally around 3 months. The Police will then work towards these goals with the aim to significantly reduce the problem.
The example of a potential goal for us could be "To reduce, by 60% the amount of Anti Social behaviour in the Big Park". They have to be realistic, therefore it’s not realistic to put "completely eliminate anti-social behaviour".
Debbie Brimfield and Beat Manager PC Sam Jones will be at the AGM to give a much better description than I have and hopefully to give us the benefit of their experience in running them.
So this planning will need our input. As previously said, the Police will be giving a presentation at the AGM to kick it all off, but I want to use the time up to the AGM to get as much input as possible to "hit the ground running". Therefore can you either comment below, or email me (email@example.com) with specific areas of Crime that you think should form part of this plan. To be most effective, I need to know what the specific problem is, where it is (more specific than Kingsway please), when it occurs (such as late evening etc) and how often.
Chair – Kingsway Residents Association