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Letter sent over Ramsbottom police level fears
4:32pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A Ramsbottom councillor has written to police expressing concerns at policing levels in the area.
Cllr Ian Bevan has sent a letter to Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and Bury commander Chief Superintendent Tim Forber about his worries.
He says that, in Ramsbottom, the number of officers has reduced to just one beat officer and one part-time PCSO, with one neighbourhood constable in Tottington and no neighbourhood officer in North Manor.
Cllr Bevan raised the issue of policing levels and the future of Ramsbottom Police Station with Mr Lloyd at the full meeting of Bury Council on July 3, but says he has not received a response after being promised further information.
This comes as figures show anti-social behaviour in Ramsbottom and Tottington almost doubled over the summer months, from April 1 to August 31, from 92 to 162 reported incidents.
The letter states there are concerns over the removal of officers at weekends to Bury town centre, and this has impacted on residents’ confidence to visit Ramsbottom at night.
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