Chorlton’s cub scouts have shared their policing and crime concerns with the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Tony Lloyd went along to the Manchester 392nd scout hut to meet nine-year-old Robbie Rigby and his cub group to find out what they think about local policing, after Robbie wrote to him about off-road bikes causing a nuisance along the Mersey Valley area of Chorlton.
Tony said: “After I received Robbie’s letter I spoke to Greater Manchester Police to find out what was being done about the problem. I was pleased to hear that they had launched an operation and had seized four bikes and issued warnings to a number of people as a result. I fed this back to Robbie and offered to come along and meet him and his cub group.”
The youngsters shared their experiences of crime with the Commissioner and put forward ideas of how the police and local people can tackle crime and build safer communities.
“Thanks to the cub group for making me feel welcome,” added Tony. “Young people are full of ideas of how to make our communities better places to live and it was refreshing to hear what they had to say and that they’re all aware of what’s right and fair.”
Robbie said: “It was nice of Mr Lloyd to come and see us and listen to what we had to say. It was really good to meet him and he said he’d speak to the police about some other things we told him about, like graffiti and sheds being broken into. ”