Waveney meeting with Police and Crime Commissioner

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is staging a series of public meetings across the county.

The aim is to encourage people to ask him, and the temporary chief constable Gareth Wilson, any questions they may have about policing in the county. There will be a meeting in each of the county’s district and borough areas this month and next, which kicked off at Eye Community Centre in Mid Suffolk on Wednesday.

The Waveney meeting is being held at the Rifle Hall in London Road, Halesworth, on Monday, June 1.

Mr Passmore said: “Having direct contact with the people of Suffolk that I represent is extremely important to me.

“I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum.

“I do hope people will accept this invite to come and find out more about policing. Gareth Wilson, the temporary chief constable, and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises.

“Public engagement is a key responsibility for every PCC and covering such a large geographical area, this is quite a challenge.

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“I have set up a meeting in each district and borough to make it as easy as possible and I am hoping for an open and frank two-way dialogue, so please spread the word as I really want to encourage a good crowd.”

Each meeting will involve a quick overview from Mr Passmore and Mr Wilson and then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context.

The meetings start at 6.30pm and there is no need to book.