Police commissioner on crime ‘walkabout’ in Kirkby

PADDY TIPPING -- police and crime commissioner is to visit Kirkby.
PADDY TIPPING -- police and crime commissioner is to visit Kirkby.

Residents living in parts of Kirkby who are concerned about crime get the chance to meet the man at the top tomorrow (Thursday).

For Paddy Tipping, who is Nottinghamshire’s police and crime commissioner, will be on ‘walkabout’ in the former Kirkby East ward of Ashfield District Council.

Mr Tipping will be met by Insp Glen Longden, who is based in Ashfield, and will be accompanied by local beat officers and Coun Jackie James (Lab), who represents the Summit ward on Ashfield Council and lives in the town.

The party will depart from Kirkby police station on Urban Road at 10 am. The ‘walkabout’ route will take in the town centre, Precinct Road, School Street, Oak Street, Poplar Avenue, Ashwood Avenue, Coniston Road and Warwick Close.

They will also be meeting up with Ben De Porter, a member of the police’s safer neighbourhood committee for Kirkby East.

Mr Tipping (65), who was Labour MP for Sherwood between 1992 and 2010, will be looking at the work under way to address key issues in Kirkby, such as anti-social behaviour and motorcycle nuisance.