Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Police Commissioner prepares to face the public

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is hitting the road this summer – and he wants residents' to give their views on everything from local policing to volunteering.

From Blackpool to Burnley and Pendle to Preston, Mr Grunshaw will be touring the county throughout July.

Clive Grunshaw and his team will spend the month visiting every one of Lancashire's 14 districts, chatting to residents about policing in their area, what they want from him as Commissioner and the volunteering opportunities available through the new Citizens in Policing programme.

The roadshows will run July 1 – 30, and the Commissioner said: "I'm very much looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the county's residents, and get their views on crime, policing and their communities.

"This is my second series of roadshows, and reflects the fact that community engagement is a vital part of my role. I need to know what the public is thinking and where their concerns lie in order for me to be able to represent them, and I hope as many people as possible will take this opportunity to come and meet with me."

The Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary recently joined forces to launch the Citizens in Policing programme, which promotes opportunities to volunteer with the force as a Police Cadet, Volunteer or Special Constable.

And the roadshows will give people the opportunity to find out more about the programme and whether it would be right for them.

Clive Grunshaw added: "Whenever I meet with residents, they tell me they want to be more involved in policing.

"This programme is offering them the opportunity to do that, and to make a real difference in their communities and the county as a whole.

"I hope people will use the roadshows as an opportunity to find out more about the programme and how they could get involved."

The roadshows will take place in conjunction with local Community Safety Partnerships at the following locations:

July 1
10am-12pm – Market Square, Lancaster
2pm- 4pm – Outside Regal Hotel, Cleveleys
July 2

10am-12pm – Outside Accrington Town Hall, Accrington
2pm-3.30pm – Rawtenstall Town Square, Rossendale

July 11

10am-12pm – Fylde, TBC
2pm-4pm – Blackpool, TBC

July 15

10am-12pm – Outside Marks & Spencer, Burnley
2pm-3.30pm – Outside entrance to Pendle Rise Shopping Centre, Nelson

July 23

2pm-4pm – Outside Town Hall, Blackburn

July 24

11am-12.30pm – Flag Market, Preston
2pm-4pm – Beatsweep in Digmore, Skelmersdale

July 29

10.30am-12pm – Flat Iron car park, Chorley
1pm-2.30pm – Tesco, Leyland

July 30

10.30am-12pm – Clitheroe Market, Clitheroe

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