Pub talk to tackle break-ins

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Villagers in Barton are holding a meeting to discuss crime and community safety following a few recent burglaries in the area.

Resident Emma Andrew set up the meeting using the village’s Facebook page after people started voicing fears over burglaries.

Sgt Andy Rivers from the local policing team will be in attendance to meet residents, talk to them face-to-face and reassure the community about how Beds Police is protecting Barton.

A Beds Police spokesman said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to meet Sgt Rivers, who is in Barton quite a lot, and discuss any concerns they have with him.

“They can ask questions and find out more about the work the local policing team does in the village.”

The local policing team are there to listen to residents’ concerns and act upon the issues that matter most to them, helping them to feel more confident in their community.

The meeting will take place at the Bull pub in Bedford Road on Wednesday, February 26 at 7.30pm.

Representatives from the parish council will also be there as well as Councillor Ian Shingler who lives in Barton.

>For more information and updates from Barton join the Barton village Facebook page.

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