Have your say on making Higham Ferrers a safer place to live

The Market Square in Higham Ferrers
The Market Square in Higham Ferrers

People are being urged to get involved in making their town a safer place to live, work and play.

The TASH (Towards A Safer Higham) group was set up some years ago by the late Cllr Barry Sauntson.

Please come along to our next meeting on June 29 and have your say

Cllr Derek Lawson

It was set up to discuss issues in the commununity which residents feel need to be looked into and addressed.

Despite a break of several months without any meetings, the group is still active and people are being urged to attend its next meeting taking place later this month.

TASH chairman Cllr Derek Lawson said he was keen to ‘re-energise’ the group and added: “It is a very useful forum, backed by the police, and allows citizens of our town to get involved and play a part in making Higham a safer place in which to live.

“Please come along to our next meeting on June 29 and have your say.”

Issues which often appear on the TASH agenda are police-related, although Cllr Lawson said this is not always the case.

Items which have been discussed in the past include anti-social behaviour, damage to motor vehicles, the theft from and of motor vehicles, under-age drinking, speeding through the town and dangerous parking outside the schools in Wharf Road.

Off-road motorcycle nuisance and burglaries at both residential and commercial premises are other issues which have been highlighted by residents at TASH meetings in the past.

The group usually meets quarterly at Higham Ferrers Town Hall in the Market Square.

Police officers often attend the meetings to deal with queries and give a report on crime figures for the town.

The next TASH meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Monday, June 29.

It is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend and take part.