Cllr Michael Ball and I attended the first Bevois Valley and Banister Park Neighbourhood Panel Meeting this evening at Bevois Town Primary School.
It was a good opportunity to meet with the beat police, local people and partnership agencies to discuss policing priorities. It was also interesting to hear the good work that the police are doing in the Banister Park and Bevois Valley area.
The police are rolling out similar meetings across Southampton and it is a good way for local people to help set priorities in their communities and ensure faster response times from the police. This evening was the second such meeting that I have been to. Earlier in the month Cllr Vincenzo Capozzoli and I met with the St Denys Neighbourhood Team.