Councillor Ben Bellamy, the council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Community Safety, met the senior police officer in charge of policing in Amber Valley, Inspector Dave Parker, on 10 June. The meeting, which was also attended by Belper councillors Fay Atkinson and Mark Oldfield, was to discuss a response to recent vandalism, arson, drugs and antisocial behaviour in Belper and Duffield.
It is hoped there will be an increased police presence, as part of measures to combat this crime and the use of CCTV in the area is also being considered.
If you witness any such crime, please contact the police –
Dial 999 if
Dial 101 for non-emergencies – it is important to have these incidents logged.
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to give any anonymous information. You can also speak in complete confidence with any of your local councillors.
Councillor Bellamy said: "Members of the public have already come forward with some names – we will not tolerate this behaviour continuing – it has been dealt with in Alfreton and Heanor, and we will deal with it in Belper and Duffield or wherever else it rears its head."
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