Many people in the local area would consider Consett to be a community driven town. So many people living in the region are truly passionate about what goes on with our PACT Logolocal government, area action partnerships and much more. For many people one concern which they want addressed are the issues surrounding the Police and crime prevention. Believe it or not, you do have the opportunity to let your voice be heard to make a difference in the way our town and surrounding areas are policed.

PACT or Police and Communities together are a series of meetings where the public can discuss the issues which matter to them with the Police to try and develop an effective solution. If you have any concerns about your local area, then a PACT meeting could well be the place to get you voice heard. These meetings are split into local districts to get the best result from the process as different wards have different concerns which they would like addressed. PACT meetings are mostly held on evenings meaning more people are available to come along to discuss their concerns for the local area.

After the last meeting of the Consett and Templetown PACT, the issue of littering and dog fouling on the public footpaths near the Consett bypass was raised as being one of importance to the residents of this area. This is just an example of what sorts of issues are discussed at the PACT meetings.  If you want to get involved with the way your local district is policed then don’t hesitate to get involved. You can call the Police on 101 if you are interested in the times and dates of the next PACT meetings in your area.


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Chris Brown
Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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