North East Lincolnshire
Katrina Goodhand – Engagement Officer for North East Lincolnshire
I am the Engagement Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner covering North East Lincolnshire. It is my job to make sure that the crime, policing and antisocial behaviour issues that cause the most concern for the community are listened to and understood by Police and Community Safety Partnership teams. I represent the community at Policing meetings and on Community Safety panels and I represent the Police and Crime Commissioner at Community meetings. I do this by attending place and community meetings and events such as East Marsh United and Widows Club as well as business meetings such as Town Centre Antisocial Behaviour meetings and Pubwatch. I visit charities who are providing a community service such as Harbour Place and Women’s Aid and attend youth council and school events. North East Lincolnshire has 14 Town, Parish and Village Councils and via direct visits to councils and via the Town and Parish Liaison Committee the Police and Crime Commissioner and myself have also sought the opinions of residents of North East Lincolnshire through their local councillors. I also chair the Place Engagement Officer Network, which has representation from numerous agencies all providing some level of community engagement in North East Lincolnshire. Importantly I live and work in North East Lincolnshire so I am also a member of the community I represent.
There are a number of organisations funded via the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner including the Community Safety Partnership and I make regular contact with these organisations to ensure that the services they are funded to deliver, are relevant to the emerging issues in North East Lincolnshire and meet the needs of the community. When Keith Hunter decided that a Crime Reduction Fund could be made available to third sector organisations he passed the budget for this fund to the Community Safety Partnership to distribute this funding via a competitive process. My role in relation to the Crime Reduction Funding is to promote the funding available and sit as one of the eight members of the CRF awarding panel, the chair of which is the portfolio holder for NEL.
Meetings in February:
Anti-Social Behaviour meeting (Freshney)
Youth Justice Board
Safeguarding Children’s Board
Sea Fish Business Breakfast
Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking
Night Time Economy meeting
27th February - Scartho Dementia Friendly Community launch
The theme is:
As Valentine’s Day approaches be extra careful to let people know who you are meeting and where, if you are going on a blind date, meet in a public place and if it is in a pub and you feel threatened by your date ‘ask for Angela’ at the bar and the staff will support you. If you are not on a first date be careful with burning candles in the home when having those cosy nights in and romantic meals.
Community Safety Partnership www.safernel.co.uk/
Crime Reduction Fund: http://vanel.org.uk/va/projects/csp-crime-reduction-fund/
Here are some opportunities to give your views to the council, Community Safety Partnerships and the PCC about the area that you live and work. Please feel free to suggest ways you feel it could be impoved.