I was back at the Nansen Road Baptist Church this morning to welcome the Home Secretary Priti Patel to meet the inspirational volunteers behind the reflections youth club. There is a huge amount that can be learned from the success of the reflections youth club. Members of the community have taking a lead and set up a hugely successful club that now has over 100 young people between the ages of 8-16 registered with them.
I could tell that the Home Secretary learned a lot from the visit and it was great for that she was able to see what’s happening on the ground here in Ipswich. My view is that she is in absolutely the right place when it comes to law and order issues and what needs to be done to tackle County lines. Since she’s been Home Secretary Suffolk has got 54 extra police officers and more are on the way.