LAW and order were on the agenda when two leading police figures met councillors at Penns Place.

The Police District Commander for East Hampshire & Havant recently gave councillors the lowdown on the constabulary’s new “Area Model”.

Chief Inspector Habib Rahman was accompanied by Inspector Darren Murphy, Neighbourhood Team Inspector for East Hampshire, at the special briefing.

Councillors from Whitehill and Bordon were in the audience for the briefing, which included details of the returning “bobby on beat” scheme.

A dedicated named officer has been assigned to every beat, with PC Ed Crew being the man on the mean streets of Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford.

His contact details are on the Hampshire Alert website, but crimes should still be reported through 101 – or 999 in an emergency – and not through his mobile.

Councillors were told that a CID team under the command of a detective inspector is now working locally across East Hampshire, as it was previously remote and centralised.

There was also a chance for Whitehill & Bordon Community party leader and EHDC deputy leader, Cllr Andy Tree, to talk about issues facing his patch.

The pair talked about how Whitehill Town Council and the police could work together and achieve “useful results for the community”.

Cllr Tree said: “Crimes including anti-social behaviour and criminal damage have plagued us.

“I also hope the named officer approach will increase police presence and reassure local residents.”