Essex Police reinstate beat surgeries in Thaxted

ESSEX Police have found an alternative venue for the �regular beat surgeries in Thaxted.

As we reported some weeks ago, the surgeries were withdrawn from the Community Information Centre because of financial constraints.

However, mirroring a �partnership initiative already in place in other areas of the county, the new beat �surgeries will be held in Thaxted Library in Watling Street.

The first surgery will be held on Tuesday May 24 between 4pm and 6pm, and will then be held every �Tuesday between 4pm-6pm and Fridays between 10am-noon.

Uttlesford district commander Chief Insp Alyson Wilson said: “We are pleased to announce this new venue working in partnership with the Essex Library Service.


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“Police surgeries in libraries has already been established in other areas of the county and proved to be a real success.

“Hopefully, it will demonstrate our already stated intent to the people of Thaxted that we remain committed to maintaining a visible and readily accessible policing presence in town.”

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