Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel

SNAPs are Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels (SNAPs), a public meeting held jointly by the Police and Borough Council, to listen to and work to address local concerns.

 

What is a SNAP?

 

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels (SNAPs) are public meetings where local people can raise any concerns about their community.

 

Any member of the public living or working in the neighbourhood is welcome to attend and we also encourage organised community groups and Parish Councils to send a representative.

 

SNAPs are held every two months, at a community venue within the neighbourhood.

 

What issues can I raise at the SNAP Meeting?

 

You can raise or report any current local issues or concerns which are affecting you and your community including crime, anti-social behaviour, or environmental matters.

 

The meetings can also be used to identify any perceived lack of provision in your community, for example – activities for young people.

 

Who will be there?

 

They are chaired by a local councillor and there is panel consisting of Borough Council and Police representatives and invited quests from other agencies as and when needed, for example Housing Associations and Highways.

 

You can speak privately to an Officer at the end of the meeting if you wish.

 

What happens next?

 

Any issues raised will be recorded and followed up on.

If it is a common concern or a long-term issue, the panel may agree to make this a local ‘priorty’.  One lead agency will be identified to focus on this issue and report back to the next SNAP.

 

How do I find out which SNAP meeting covers my village or neighbourhood?

 

You can check the neighbourhood map to find your SNAP or visit the Norfolk Police website

 

Alternatively, telephone Norfolk Police on 101 (calls cost 15p), or the Borough Council on 01553 616200.

 

I can't get to a SNAP, what can I do?

 

You can report any concerns or issues you have directly  to your local Policing Team, or the Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Officer via snaps@west-norfolk.gov.uk  below. Alternatively, you can complete an online form by visiting http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/

 

You can also contact your local Councillors, Parish Council, Housing Association or community group who could raise the problem on your behalf.

 

Last updated: 18 November 2014
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