Policing Update – Ramsbottom

At last night’s Ramsbottom, Tottington & North Manor Township Forum, Insp Lorraine Crossman, the new Inspector for Bury North admitted that Ramsbottom had not been receiving its fair share of staffing resources.  I have been lobbying GMP for some time now for additional bobbies on the beat and for confirmation that officers will not be dragged away from Ramsbottom on a Friday and Saturday night to help in Bury Town Centre.

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Ramsbottom is currently served by just one PC and a part-time PCSO.   However, Insp Crossman has now committed to providing a full time PCSO and she has also confirmed that officers will remain on duty in Ramsbottom until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights instead of being drafted into Bury Town Centre.

Let’s hope that GMP keep to their promises.  We are in a low crime area, and whilst anti-social behaviour has been on the increase, we want to ensure that we have the right Policing resources in our town.