Greens believe that crime and the effects of crime on our society are a major problem. Too much emphasis is placed on dealing with the effects of crime and not enough is placed on the causes and on crime prevention. Our commitment to tackling the causes of crime can only be fully judged by looking at our proposals in the whole of our manifesto. In particular, we seek to promote the local economy to provide jobs, and housing and planning policies that build and maintain stable communities. Those who promise the latest quick fix must be judged by their previous failures. Recent changes in law have made the police more accountable to the communities they serve; communities that should be taking a role in determining local policing priorities. Greens welcome this.
We need more effective partnerships between social services, the police, education establishments and the public. An important component of this is community policing, where officers on the beat know, and are known by, the people they serve. We need to increase the level of effective community policing by getting police officers and community support staff back on the beat, rather than relying on increased CCTV surveillance. Installation of CCTV in public areas often simply displaces crime to poorer areas without cameras. CCTV is no substitute for people looking out for each other through strong communities.
We need to strengthen local centres, such as St. Johns, Warndon Villages, and St. Peters, instead of centralising all services in the City centre. We need to re-establish neighbourhoods where people know each other and look out for each other.
Green Party Meetings
All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.
Our next meeting is our AGM and starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 15th July. Our monthly business meetings will now be online via Zoom. Please contact Louis Stephen by email if you would like to attend. If you need any help setting up Zoom, please get in touch.
For more information, contact Louis via email or telephone 01905 359 509.