Councillor Melanie Baker praises ‘safety conscious’ community

Malvern Hills District Councillor, Melanie Baker, has praised local people for their commitment to fighting crime after attending the forensic marking day at Morrisons’.

Cllr Baker attended the event following her day with the Police on Operation Urban at which Inspector Stephanie Brighton highlighted the issues of catalytic converter thefts and stressed the importance of the public to be vigilant.

As part of this operation the Community Safety Partnership, of which MHDC is a partner, has organised three events across the district which enables the general public to have their catalytic converters forensic security marked for just £5. At this first event 24 catalytic converters were marked and 27 owners made appointments to take their cars to Overdrive at a time convenient to them.

Councillor Baker said “I am thrilled by the amount of people who have turned out to support the scheme; it just shows how safety conscious the people of Malvern are”

"If we work together as a community we can help the police stop these thefts”.

"Malvern Hills is a mainly rural area and it is thought that is why we have a high number of thefts but I am pleased to say that Malvern Hills is still one of the safest places to live." 

Further events are to be held at Hanley Road car park Upton Sat 22 Feb & Tenbury swimming pool car park Sat 1 March. Anyone unable to attend these events can book an appointment with Overdrive Tel: 01684 575 559