Commissioner to hold open forums on policing

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore with Chief Constable Douglas Paxton
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore with Chief Constable Douglas Paxton

Police Commissioner Tim Passmore is holding a series of public meetings across the county to enable people to find out more about policing in Suffolk.

These will enable people to question Mr Passmore and the Chief Constable Douglas Paxton about policing in their area.

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 public meetings, 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. Douglas Paxton, the Chief Constable, and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises.

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

Meetings will be held in West Suffolk at The Athenaeum, Bury on October 2, The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket on October 7, at Memorial Hall, Newmarket High Street October 14 and Sudbury Town Hall, October 10. All start at 6.30pm.