Positive meeting in Leighton-Linslade’s new sports pavilion


Police chiefs joined Leighton-Linslade Town Council for their Annual Parish Meeting last night at the town’s new sports pavilion ahead of its opening on March 29.

The yearly meeting is normally held at the White House on Hockliffe Street, but instead 50 members of the public attended Astral Park, a new sports
and community facility, to quiz their council.

Chief Supt Jim Saunders, Chief Inspector Tania Coulson and Sergeant Andy Rivers were there to answer the public’s questions on policing after Mr Saunders presented the room with the latest crime figures.

Speaking to the LBO, Mr Rivers said: “The feeling in the room was very positive; it was a good, productive meeting held in the lovely new building of Astral Park.

“It’s going to be great for the local community.

“There was good attendance by both the public and councillors who were there to raise any concerns or worries they had after Chief Superintendent Jim Saunders had made his presentation.”

Leighton-Linslade Mayor, Councillor Amanda Dodwell, said: “The meeting was well attended last night and a good opportunity to showcase Astral Park. “There were lots of questions on policing, role of the Town Council and the opportunity to look around our fantastic new facility.”

For a full report on the meeting see next week’s LBO.

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