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Residents can have their say at public meeting in Basildon

RESIDENTS living in Basildon have the chance to raise their crime-related questions and concerns with Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston.

The PCC is hosting his next public meeting to discuss local crime and community safety issues in Basildon on Wednesday February 4.

The meeting is taking place at The Woodlands School in Takely End, Basildon. It will begin at 6.30pm and will see crime trends and figures for the area discussed as well as key other local issues of concern.

The public will also be given the chance to ask their questions of PCC Nick Alston and Basildon’s District Commander Chief Insp Josie Hayes, who will also speak about what actions are being taken by local officers to keep the area safe.

A public briefing document, containing information about the latest reported crime figures and trends for the area can now be read at the link below and will also be available at the public meeting:

Basildon Public Briefing Final

PCC Nick Alston at a previous public meeting in Basildon

PCC Nick Alston at a previous public meeting in Basildon

Mr Alston said: “I encourage everyone who lives in the Basildon area to come along to the meeting and raise the issues that matter to them around crime and policing.

“As well as discussing crime trends and issues of concern in the area people also have the opportunity to ask questions of both myself and the District Commander.”

“If you care about keeping Basildon safe, please come along to the meeting and be part of the debate.”

The public meeting is scheduled for:


Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday February 4

Location: The Woodlands School, Takely End, Basildon, SS16 5BA

Those attending the meeting can park at the school’s old car park, accessed via Takely End.

People who do not want to raise issues or concerns publicly at the meeting, can do so privately in a one to one surgery with the PCC ahead of the meeting. To ensure the smooth running of the surgeries, these are run on an appointment-only basis.  Any member of the public who would like a one to one with Nick Alston can contact the PCC office directly on 01245 291600 or use the online booking form on the PCC website here:

Full details of the PCC surgery earlier that afternoon, including a booking form, can be seen here:

The dates of future meetings can be seen on the PCC website here:

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PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

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