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Join in the conversation and help to tackle knife crime

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020

A graphic with the words 'Let's talk about knife crime'

A COMMUNITY event giving people the chance to talk about tackling knife crime is being held in St Matthews later this week.

The ‘community conversation’, held at St Matthews Neighbourhood Centre, in Malabar Road, is open to anyone who would like to attend. It takes place on Wednesday 19 February from 2-3.30pm.

Organised by community leaders from the area, it will be a chance for people to have their say and put forward ideas which could go on to form part of a city-wide strategy on knife crime and serious violence.

The strategy is currently being developed and the St Matthews conversation is the first of several which will take place across the city over the coming weeks.

Assistant city mayor for neighbourhoods, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “These community conversations are crucial and will help form part of the work we are doing to build relationships, share ideas and learning from residents across Leicester. It’s very important that we listen to people who live in communities and may have been affected by knife crime so that their views can shape the direction of our future work.

“Developing a new strategy to tackle knife crime is part of our ongoing work in this area, work we deliver with a range of partners across Leicester”.

For more information about the St Matthews event, contact community leader Rukhsana Hussain on 07466 868 651.

More details about future community conversations across the city will be available soon.

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