Tackling rural crime with the NFU

Today I was in Harlaston where I organised and chaired the NFU rural crime round table.

We had the Police and Crime Commissioner, Staffs Police, Staffs Fire and Rescue, both Lichfield and Tamworth Council, neighbouring MPs like Michael Fabricant and Amanda Milling, Staffs County Council and NFU reps and members. Very productive meeting and lots of action we can do to keep our farming communities safe.

It is rural crime week so a great time to look at what types of crime are impacting on our rural areas, how we can prevent them and how we can bring about better responses to some of the most isolated farms, homes and churches in our villages.

Fly tipping was also raised as a concern, we are moving forward with a multi-agency approach on this one to help bring perpetrators to justice and to stop it from happening in the first place.