The Chair of the Policing Board Anne Connolly and the Chief Constable George Hamilton met with representatives of Causeway Chamber of Commerce yesterday (16th June) to discuss some concerns about policing in the area.
Speaking about the meeting, Mrs Connolly said: “The Board continues to consult with a series of organisations and groups so that we get a clear picture of what the really important issues are for policing across Northern Ireland.
We are well aware of the impact business crime can have, not only for businesses, but the community surrounding those businesses. There are a number of issues affecting businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens area, particularly around parading, resources and tourism and we have spent time today with the Chief Constable discussing how those issues can be resolved.”
Mrs Connolly added: “It is important that we have input from all communities as we set out the strategic policing priorities and objectives for the period ahead and we will continue to meet with people from across the community to ensure that the objectives set are achievable and effective.”
For further information, please contact the Northern Ireland Policing Board’s Communications Office on 07801738795.
Notes to editors
- Pictured at the meeting is Board Chair Anne Connolly, Chief Constable George Hamilton, representatives from the PSNI and representatives from businesses in the area as well as Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Roe Valley and Causeway Chambers of Commerce.
- As part of the overall Policing Plan consultation, the Board is undertaking an EQIA on the Policing Plan 2015-16. Copies of the Policing Plan and EQIA documentation are available from the Board’s website on www.nipolicingboard.org.uk.
- An online Questionnaire on policing priorities is available to complete on the Board’s website at www.nipolicingboard.org.uk.
- As part of the consultation, the Board is holding a Public Meeting in the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Islandview Room, Oxford Island, Craigavon, BT66 6NJ on Wednesday 17 June from 7pm.
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