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Herts law and order boss talks to county's youth

By Herts & Essex Observer  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

Herts Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd at Cornwall House sheltered housing complex in Bishop's Stortford

Herts Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd at Cornwall House

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HERTS Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd met the county’s Youth Parliament for a lively discussion on a range of key issues.

He said: “I believe very strongly in young people having a voice and a say in the kind of communities they want to live in – particularly on policing, crime and community safety issues.”

“I will be working hard to ensure that their voice is heard and to ensure that young people remain safe and stay out of the criminal justice system. Meeting representatives of the Youth Parliament was a great help in understanding the issues that young people in Herts face.”

The commissioner and youth parliamentarians agreed on the importance of tackling issues such as the misuse of drugs and alcohol and continuing to build relationships between the police and young people.

He said: “We all have a role to play in making Herts an even better place to live – that will be a key message in my Police and Crime Plan. I was inspired to see just how engaged this group are, how much they want to be involved and their desire to getting more young people talking about what is important to them.”

Parliamentarian Alex Hunt, 17, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting with David. It was interesting to hear his policies towards young people and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Commissioner Lloyd met the county’s young leaders on Thursday evening (January 31) at the Youth Point centre in Watford.

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  • Herts & Essex Observer  |  February 12 2013, 10:54PM

    Would this have happened if you were a full time Commissioner? The Herts Conservatives long ago lost the plot. Newly elected Tory crime commissioner sparks outcry after Tweeting Hitler picture calling for Socialists to 'embrace their inner Nazism'Dr Rachel Frosh earns £20,000 a year helping to run Hertfordshire Police She retweeted a message then was forced to apologise this week 'Dear Socialists embrace your inner Nazism', it said, alongside Hitler image

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  • paul.middleton  |  February 06 2013, 6:17PM

    Maybe Cllr Lloyd could explain why Cllr Tindale was not prosecuted for the drink related charge? Doesn't sound like the fault of the Police, so what happened with the CPS? What's the technicality? It just doesn't look good that one of your own right wingers was let off.

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  • Herts & Essex Observer  |  February 06 2013, 8:46AM

    Cllr Lloyd should be talking to all the Councillors (bar three) at East Herts Council before he addresses school children.

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