Join the debate in Southend and Basildon
The first of a series of regular public meetings chaired by Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Essex, will be held in Southend-on-Sea.
The PCC aims to hold a public meeting in every district of Essex, twice a year. These are important events for everyone who cares about the way their community is policed and who wants to know the facts about crime in their area. Joining Nick at each session will be key local experts from Essex Police, the district or unitary Council, the Community Safety Partnership, and the voluntary sector.
The first two of these meetings have now been arranged and will take place as follows:
Wednesday 30th January, 2013, between 4pm and 6pm, in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 9SB.
Friday 8th February, 2013, between 12noon and 2pm, in St Georges Suite, The Basildon Centre, St Martin’s Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL.
PCC Alston said: “It is imperative that crime continues to fall in Essex– that we have fewer victims of crime and fewer people living in fear of crime. I am committed to local solutions for local problems, and to ensuring that police, partner agencies, the voluntary sector and residents work together as closely as possible to keep our communities safe.
“The meetings will be two hours long. We’d love people to attend all the meeting, but if you can only make part of it, please still come along. I want your views to be part of the debate about how we can best keep the streets and countryside of Essex safe.”
The four key areas of debate for the meeting in Southend-on-Sea will be: burglary; street robbery; crime and ASB in urban areas; and cycling. There will also be an open floor session where people will be free to raise any crime issue that concerns them.