York & North Yorkshire

People urged to air concerns at York's 'crime summit'

A "crime summit" is taking place in York in an effort to build closer links between police and residents.

The event, the first of its kind in the city, will give people a forum to air their views on policing and crime.

Workshops will be held on anti-social behaviour, burglaries and domestic violence and how volunteers can contribute to community safety.

Police, the fire service, trading standards and council officers will be out in the city giving advice.

Crime prevention officers will also be based at Halford's in Foss Island Road, to etch catalytic converters with the registration numbers of the relevant vehicles. Police will be marking cycles in the city centre.

Residents are also being encouraged to take part in a survey on crime and their confidence in local policing.

Councillor Sandy Fraser, cabinet member for crime and community safety, said: "We want everyone to get involved in the city centre on Wednesday and feedback any concerns or ideas so we can collectively sort these out."

The event takes place in St Sampson's Square from 10:00 BST to 15:00 BST on Wednesday.

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