During one of our group discussions with residents living around the old High Street, a male professional in his mid-twenties made the following observation:
Attitudes have changed now. Police today have got so much to do. They’ve got to like sort out not just theft, but drug problems, violence, domestic violence. They’ve got such a wide range. Police twenty, thirty years ago, they would have to deal with theft, but now they have to cover a whole range. They’ll have to change, and perhaps the community will have to change. Perhaps we’ll have to do our policing ourselves, in a minor way, we may have to patrol.