Barn Meet in East Herts
Date of alert:
Monday, 7 March 2022
Police, partner agencies and local residents came together in East Herts on Thursday (3 March), to discuss the work being done to protect rural communities.
The latest Barn Meet event was held at the Chaldean Estate in Much Hadham and was hosted by the East Herts Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Guest speakers on the day included colleagues from the constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST), Assistant Chief Constable Matt Nicholls, Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd and local MP Julie Marson.
Chief Superintendent Richard Liversidge, East Herts Chief Inspector David Cooke and representatives from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) were also in attendance.
Presentations were given by East Herts Council around fly-tipping, including details of how offences have dropped in the area and the Environment Agency talked about the dangers of liquid waste. Topics such as hare coursing and theft were also covered.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Terry Alcock, who organised the event, said: “Barn meets have always proved very popular and are a great way to engage directly with our rural communities. This is the first one we’ve been able to hold for a couple of years due to the pandemic and I’d like to thank all those who attended and those who gave talks and presentations.