Radio Link scheme praised by Minister

Victoria Atkins, Home Minister visited Long Eaton recently, to meet with the Erewash Partnership and local police to discuss the Radio Link scheme that is helping to keep Erewash’s high streets safe.

The meeting was organised by Maggie Throup MP who was keen to showcase how Radio Link has become an effective tool for providing direct communication between police, town wardens and local retailers across Erewash Borough.

Members of Radio Link share information with one another when known offenders are in our town centres or when a crime has been committed, allowing local police to take swift action.

Following the visit, Maggie Throup MP commented:

“I was delighted to invite Home Office Minister, Victoria Atkins to Erewash to discuss the positive impact Radio Link is having in our town centres.

“Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour is a big challenge on any high street, but Radio Link sends a strong message to those thinking of committing a crime that, by agencies working together they do not get away with it.”

Home Office Minister, Victoria Atkins added:

“Today’s visit was a fantastic opportunity to see for myself an initiative that is making a real difference, helping to protect local high streets and retailers from crime and antisocial behaviour in Erewash.

“Radio Link is a great example of local police and organisations working together to create a safer environment for members of the public and shop staff in Erewash’s town centres. The police officers I met with were full of praise for the scheme, as was the manager of a local store I visited in Long Eaton.

“I will be raising the Radio Link scheme to the Home Office as something we could be encouraging more local areas to consider implementing.”

Ian Viles, Chief Executive of Erewash Partnership said:

“We were pleased that the Home Office Minister was so positive about Radio Link and hopefully this message will encourage more of our independent shops, supermarkets and high street chains to participate.”