We're now part of the York & North Yorkshire Combined Authority

11 August, 2016

PCC Julia Mulligan meets with Selby residents

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan met with Selby residents to hear their concerns about community safety and policing issues.

Among the areas highlighted were:

  • Joyriding in Charles Street
  • Illegal parking in residential areas and outside schools
  • The 101 service
  • Increases in shop-lifting, and
  • The new police station.

Julia said: “I’d like to thank Councillor Judith Chilvers for the invitation to the meeting, which was very worthwhile. A range of issues cropped up, not least the anti-social use of the roads. I’d urge people disturbed by cars speeding or obstructive parking to report each and every incident using the 101 service.

“This will enable the police to understand the pattern of behaviour that is taking place so they can attend the area and deal with matter first hand.”

However, residents also expressed their dissatisfaction with the 101 service and some were concerned about the police response to a number of specific incidents.  Superintendent Phil Cain, who was also present at the meeting, pledged to support residents with their concerns and to look into any incidents people felt had not been handled well.

A discussion also took place about plans for relocating Selby police station. Next April, Selby will be the first in North Yorkshire to have a police station fully co-located with a local council after the plan got the backing of Selby District last month. North Yorkshire Police plan to submit a planning application for the scheme next month.

Julia said: “Whilst I understand there are some concerns about the relocation of the police station, we must all remember that bobbies, not buildings keep our communities safe. The savings made by moving the police in with the council will contribute to recruiting more police officers and PCSOs, which is currently underway.  What’s more, by working together, the police and the council will be able to deliver a better service to people, especially by reducing the backwards and forwarding of problems between the two.”

Operational police vehicles will park in a small extension of the Yorkshire Ambulance Trust car park and use the same entrance/exit as the ambulances. The council’s existing staff car park will be extended providing an additional 41 staff and three public parking spaces.