Virtual Barn Meeting to raise rural police and crime concerns
Residents, farmers and business owners concerned about rural crime issues can speak directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Chief Constable.

A Virtual Barn Meeting is being held to give people the opportunity to learn about the latest rural crime priorities and developments across the county.

Attendees can contribute their views and concerns of policing and crime in the countryside, which can then help shape the rural policing policies.

Commissioner David Lloyd and Chief Constable Charlie Hall will be addressing the meeting and answering questions. It is being held from 10.30am to 12pm on Wednesday February 3rd.

Mr Lloyd’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan prioritises tackling rural crime throughout the county, from hare coursing and livestock worrying to fly-tipping and theft of agricultural machinery.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Nation Farmers Union Hertfordshire are hosting the Countywide Virtual Barn Meeting.

They are are keen to hear from not just farmers and landowners, but also from those who work and live in rural areas or have links to rural communities in Hertfordshire.

The agenda for the meeting:

10:30 Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd – Opening Remarks: Working in Partnership to Address Rural Crime
10:40 Chief Constable Charlie Hall - Rural Crime in Hertfordshire
10:50 Sergeant Ryan Hemmings - Update from the Rural Support Team
11:00 Question & Answer Session led by Rosalind David, NFU Herts
11:55 Closing Remarks

Book your free ticket to the event beforehand by registering your name and email address at