High Peak MP wants your help to crack down on crime

Tackling crime is one of my top local priorities and I am working closely with the police and High Peak residents to help make our area safe for everyone.

By Robert Largan
Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:30 am

To help me with these efforts, I have launched a local crime survey so I can hear your views and your experience in your part of the High Peak.

Please do take five minutes to fill in my High Peak Crime Survey online here.

I will read every response to the survey and feedback the results to the police.

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Robert Largan, MP for High Peak

Most recently, Buxton residents have contacted me about pockets of anti-social behaviour in parts of the town.

This week, I’ve organised a meeting between Ark Housing, High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue to get around a (virtual) table to find a way forward on this.

But I’m keen to tackle crime across the whole High Peak.

By taking part in my local crime survey, I’ll be able to take further action to help tackle the issues affecting where you live.

It is also really welcome news that the Home Secretary has announced a £148 million investment to deliver a system-wide approach to tackle drug crime, helping protect our communities from its devastating effects.

Building on recent success in combating county line gangs, the Government is also making an additional £40 million available to law enforcement to dismantle organised criminal gangs and cut off supply, bringing total investment up to £65 million.

I support the Government’s commitment to helping people get off drugs by launching the £28 million Project Adder, an intensive and localised enforcement approach to tackling drug misuse.

It will bring together police, local councils and health services, while at the same time pledging an additional £80 million to support people into recovery for alcohol and drug addiction.

Drug crime is just one of the many dangers facing communities like High Peak, and I know there are lots of other issues people are concerned about.

More than 700 people have already responded to my crime survey.

Let’s work together to make High Peak an even better place to live.

Robert Largan is MP for High Peak.