A public meeting has been announced for Essex residents who want to ask questions and raise concerns about community safety next week.

Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, along with Deputy Jane Gardner and Essex Police’s local district commander will be in attendance.

Details of current crime trends and ongoing operations will be discussed at the meeting which will take place at Latton Bush Centre on Southern Way, Harlow, on Wednesday, July 3 at 6.30pm.

Speaking about the upcoming meeting, Mr Hirst said: “Public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about concerns they might have and areas of activity that are in place and working well.

“Very often a joint approach is the answer to a problem. We hold regular public meetings across the county and with a panel of experts on hand, these meetings are a great way to find the solutions together.

“Do come along whether you have criticisms, compliments or constructive comments to make. We want to hear them all because your voices matter.”