Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson will chair a virtual public meeting this Friday to allow residents on the Akron Gate estate to raise their concerns over crime directly with local police and the council.
The meeting follows a survey that Jane launched, which generated a huge level of responses from Akron Gate residents who are fed up of the criminal activity taking place on the estate.
Many of the survey responses mentioned problems on the Goodyear neighbourhood park, with gangs of youths congregating there at night. Some residents have even been subjected to vehicle break-ins and damage to property.
Now Jane has organised a public meeting where residents will be able to raise their concerns directly with the local police and the city council, who are due to take over responsibility for the park from the developer.
Sergeant Paul Frear will be representing the police, and Chris Jellyman, neighbourhood safety officer at Wolverhampton Council, will also be attending.
The virtual meeting is taking place on Friday 25th September at 7pm.
Jane said: “From the level of responses I have received to my online survey, it is clear that crime on the Akron Gate estate is a real problem that needs addressing. The estate itself is lovely and should be a safe family environment. I want to see measures put in place to prevent and deter the criminal activity that many residents have experienced.
“In particular, the council and the police need to work together to improve safety around the park. Suggestions from residents such as CCTV and improved lighting at night need to be seriously considered. I look forward to discussing these issues with residents at the virtual public meeting on Friday.”
Anybody who would like details on how to attend the meeting should contact Jane directly at email@example.com.