Police to meet town’s traders

Sgt Steve Dove of Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing Team
Sgt Steve Dove of Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing Team

POLICE hope a meeting with business owners and supervisors will help them in their aim of making Bridlington a safer place to live and visit.

Shop theft and night time activity involving violence or anti-social behaviour in the town centre is, say police, of concern to them, but no worse than comparable areas.

Sergeant Steve Dove of Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing team, said figures for shop theft for example have reduced this year.

“The problems are certainly not getting worse.

“In towns like Beverley and Goole there is also a high incidence of shop theft, it is not just here but right across the country.

“Bridlington is a seaside resort we are trying to attract visitors to our town.

“We want to create a better environment for people coming to Bridlington and people who live here,” said Sgt Dove.

Officers already work with businesses and pub and club owners, but they need to get more businesses involved.

They have organised a meeting at Bridlington Spa between 6pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 28 for business representatives and others to meet face to face with the head of Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing team Insp Colin Waddington,

Also there will be one of the South Ward PCSOs, Bev Feirn, and agency representatives, to discuss the problem and get people’s views.

PCSO Feirn said: “All businesses are invited to attend. We need them to work with us to reduce this kind of crime.”

PCSO Feirn who will shortly be distributing leaflets to town centre premises inviting them to come along and give their views.