Saturday, 5 January 2013

Lancashire Police Commissioner to hit the streets in 2013

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and his team will be hitting the County's streets this year.

Mr Grunshaw will be touring Lancashire, throughout January, to get the views of residents on crime and policing, but his nearest events to our area are on the Fylde and Garstang on 17th January.

"I am very much looking forward to the tour," commented Mr Grunshaw. This role is about talking to people, listening to concerns and reiterating them to the police force. The coming year will be about how the community's views can further improve policing in Lancashire."

From 11 - 25th January 2013, the Commissioner will host a series of roadshows – giving people the opportunity to meet with him and discuss their views.

The roadshows are in addition to the current survey, launched by Clive Grunshaw in December, asking people about their local policing priorities and what they expect from the new role.

The Commissioner continued: "I pledged to get out and about and this is just the start. 2013 will be the year I aim to visit and speak to as many people, organisations, groups and charities as possible. I want to create opportunities for people to talk to me openly.

"I will be drafting a Police and Crime Plan; outlining what areas of work Lancashire Constabulary should prioritise over the coming years. This plan will not reflect my views; it will reflect the views of the Lancashire community. I need people to get involved in these events and help shape that plan.

"I urge as many people as possible to come to the events. This is just the first phase of the roadshows, with more planned for later this year."

Those who attend a roadshow will have the option of completing a postcard, asking 'The one thing I want the PCC to do is...' and 'Which location in your neighbourhood should the police be focused on?'

The information will be added to the results of the survey, giving the Commissioner a clear view on people's priorities.

The Commissioner and his team can be spotted in each location thanks to a specially-designed van which will be driven across the County as part of the tour.

Here's a list of the locations and times for each roadshow event in our local area

17th January

10am – 12noon: Community Clean-up event in Kilnhouse ward, Fylde (next to Tesco Express). Please note, this is not a roadshow event but the Commissioner will be taking part.

1pm – 3pm: Garstang Market

This the first in a series of roadshows taking place in 2013, so we assume Lancaster and Morecambe dates will be announced soon.

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