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Basildon Online Public Meeting – 25th November 7pm

Do you want to know how police and fire services are keeping people safe in the Basildon District? Residents can post their questions live to Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex online via a Facebook live session taking place between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday, November 25.

The question time session will be chaired by Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Roger will be joined on the panel by Chief Inspector Chris Bradford from Essex Police, Area Manager Terry Povey from the Fire & Rescue Service and Lesley O’Shea, Assistant Director Communities, Basildon Council.

Roger said: “Our online public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about concerns they might have and areas of activity that are in place and working well, especially as many people have questions about the policing of Coronavirus legislation and how our emergency services are working hard to keep them safe during this pandemic.

“The meetings are also a great opportunity for me to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to achieve the priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan. There are updates on how we are delivering the funding for more police officers, helping those suffering from domestic abuse, protecting vulnerable people and tackling gangs and serious violence. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out excellent prevention work across the area which is really useful for residents to find out more about.”


Residents can watch live via Facebook on the night and post questions in the comments. Or they can submit questions in advance by emailing them to [email protected]

Head over to @PFCCEssex on Facebook for more information and visit for details of the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.


Since the introduction of social distancing measures in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has held 14 public meetings online covering a range of districts and topics across Essex, including one with a special focus on matters affecting the county’s rural communities.

We have more online events, including a Public Meeting for Harlow on 17th December. Go to for the full schedule.


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