Green Party councillors are calling for a new city centre Police office to be based in South Street to address crime and antisocial behaviour in the area. The call comes after Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, confirmed a new enquiry office in the heart of the city.
Cllr Diana Moore, a councillor for St David’s ward which covers Exeter city centre, said:
“Ward councillors hear in detail from local business and residents about antisocial behaviour and crime problems in the city centre. South Street would be an ideal location for a Police office. St David's Councillors, the Council, businesses and charitable organisations have been doing a lot of work to address problems in this area and a Police office could make a real difference here.”
Fellow St David’s councillor Tess Read added:
“The Council owns a number of the properties on South Street and citing the office here would show residents and visitors that the City is listening to concerns with a very visible presence.”