Ask the Chief Constable and PCC at two Essex Police Challenge events
Do you have a question for the county’s Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner? The Essex Police Challenge is an opportunity for everyone living in Essex to ask about the issues that matter to them.
As part of the programme to engage with the people of Essex over the recent proposals about local policing and police station front counter closures, Nick Alston will be holding a series of meetings during the next few weeks. These include two Essex Police Challenge events where any member of the public can put their question directly to Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh and the PCC.
The first Essex Police Challenge event will take place in Brentwood on October 29, 2015, and the second event will be held in Rayleigh on November 12. Residents are welcome to attend and ask their question in person or submit a question by email. Plans are also being developed to live stream both events.
Both two hour Essex Police Challenge meetings will be entirely dedicated to a discussion of the proposals recently announced for police buildings and front counters, improving contact between police and members of the public, and the future of local policing.
The first Essex Police Challenge will take place on Thursday October 29, from 7.30pm to 9:30pm, at Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AG
The second Essex Police Challenge will take place on Thursday November 12, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, at The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BY
The Essex Police Challenge event – which has previously taken place in eight different locations across the county – was devised by Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex and forms a key part of his work to scrutinise the force and hold the Chief Constable to account.
Nick Alston said: “The Essex Police Challenge gives the public a unique opportunity to put questions to both the Chief Constable and me about crime and policing in their local area and across the county.
“I would encourage everyone to submit questions and attend the meeting if you can, to be part of the discussion about policing and community safety in Essex.”
To submit a question for the PCC and/or Chief Constable write to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at 3 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1GU or alternatively email:
Nick Alston will aim to ensure that as many questions are possible are answered during the Essex Police Challenge events.
During the autumn, the PCC will also be holding a series of public meetings, alongside the local Essex Police District Commander in the following locations:
Epping Forest – Wednesday October 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Council Chamber, Civic Centre, High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ,
Tendring – Wednesday November 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Sams Hall, Imperial House, 20-22 Rosemary Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NZ
Castle Point – Wednesday November 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Seevic College, Runnymede Chase , Benfleet , Essex, SS7 1TW
Colchester – Thursday December 3, 6:30pm-8:30pm
The Essex Business School, North Towers, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
For more details of these meetings please see the PCC website here:
For more information, please call the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on: 01245 291600.
Full details of the proposals for Essex Police buildings, contact between public and police, and the shape of local policing can be seen at the following links:
A short film about the proposals