Alston Moor parish councillors have been told that the area should in time get a police officer.
In response to the parish council’s request to bring police officers back to Alston Moor, a letter had been received from Cumbria’s police and crime commissioner Peter McCall.
The letter stated that the deployment of local police officers to rural areas based on policing need started in March.
It was intended to roll this out on Alston Moor — which has particular issues due to its isolated geography and attraction for motorcylists and others — but this had been delayed due to COVID-19.
Mr McCall said Alston Moor will be included in the roll out “as soon as it was safe and appropriate to do so”.
The concerns raised at the meeting last month had also been shared with the Assistant Chief Constable to enable immediate policing issues to be addressed.
Revisiting the community Speedwatch programme was also discussed by councillors last month, where it was suggested that the volunteering project might pick this up.
A reply had been received from the co-ordinator suggesting that this might be better looked at as part of a wider community safety parish council working group.