PCC says it’s your police service – tell us what you think

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore and Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson are staging a series of public meetings across the county through the coming months and are encouraging Suffolk residents to attend.

There will be a meeting in each of the seven district and borough areas. The meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions and to find out more about policing in the county.
Tim Passmore said: “Public engagement is hugely important in this role and 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 and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises.

“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 the PCC and the Chief Constable, or his deputy, 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.

All meetings start at 7pm and there is no need to book.

The Ipswich meeting will be held at Nansen Road Baptist Church, Nansen Road, Ipswich IP3 9HN on Thursday 10 May; residents of Forest Heath are invited to attend the Brandon House Hotel, High Street, Brandon IP27 0AX on Thursday 24 May; Suffolk Coastal District Council residents are invited to the meeting at the Town Hall, Felixstowe IP11 2AG on Thursday 7 June; the meeting covering the Babergh area is at Hadleigh Town Hall, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN on Wednesday 20 June; the Mid Suffolk meeting is at the Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket IP14 2AJ on Wednesday 11 July; the meeting covering the Waveney District Council area will be held on Monday 9 July at the Wherry Hotel, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3LN and residents living in the St Edmundsbury area are invited to the meeting at the Newbury Community Centre, St Olaves Road, Howard Estate, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6RW on Thursday 12 July.