Residents and businesses from across the whole of the Uttlesford district are invited to find out more about crime and community safety in the district at a public meeting hosted by Essex police commissioner Roger Hirst.

The public will have the opportunity to put their questions and concerns to a panel of experts, which will include Saffron Walden MP and Secretary of State for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch.

The meeting will take place at Dourdan Pavilion, The Causeway, Great Dunmow, on Thursday, January 25, from 7pm to 8pm.

All those who live and work in Uttlesford district, including Saffron Walden, Newport, Thaxted and surrounding areas, are invited to attend.

Mr Hirst will be joined by senior representatives from Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

He said: “Our public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about any concerns they might have or issues they are experiencing.

“The meetings are also a great opportunity for us to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to achieve the priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan. “We will be updating attendees on the work being done around speeding motorists and extra investment in tackling anti-social behaviour in towns.

“Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will also be able to provide updates on their work in the area, including the excellent prevention work they are doing to reduce the risk of harm.”

Residents at the meeting can also learn more about current crime initiatives in the Uttlesford policing district.

To find out more about the work being done to keep communities safe visit @PFCCEssex on X, formerly Twitter, and the PFCC’s page on Facebook for more information and visit for details of the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.