- The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) wants to know if you have noticed any changes to how your neighbourhood is being policed?
- Are you in agreement with him on the importance of neighbourhood Policing?
- Would you pay more for a bigger, more viable police force?
- These are some of the questions PCC Martin Surl and his deputy Chris Brierley will put to the public during a two week tour of the county later this month
Recent changes to neighbourhood policing, how effective they have been and a potential rise in next year’s policing levy will be among the main talking points when Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martin Surl and his deputy embark on a two week tour of Gloucestershire.
Mr. Surl and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC) Chris Brierley will visit 10 communities in all six of the county’s districts during a 10-day period starting on Monday (23 July).
Members of the public will be able to meet local officers, have one-to-one conversations with the PCC and his deputy and complete a survey on how their neighbourhood is policed. Please click here to take survey.
Mr. Surl said, “The impact of Government funding cuts to the tune of £30m since 2010 has been noticeable on the frontline, particularly within local communities.
“When I stood for re-election in 2016, one of my top manifesto pledges was around the future of neighbourhood policing. So when I was re-elected, I asked the Chief Constable to develop a new approach which was launched in January.
“As part of my responsibility for holding the Constabulary to account, I am spending some time out and about within the county, meeting with residents and key community members to ask for their views and thoughts on policing in our county”.
Surgeries will be held from 4-7 pm in the following locations:
- 23 July- Cirencester, Brewery Courtyard
- 24 July - Stroud Town Centre, King Street
- 25 July - Lydney, Newerne Street Car Park
- 26 July – Moreton-in-Marsh, High Street
- 27 July – Gloucester Docks, Mariners Square
- 30 July – Bishops Cleeve, Parish Council car park
- 31 July - Dursley, opposite Sainsburys
- 1 Aug –Cheltenham, outside Marks & Spencer
- 2 Aug - Newent, Market Place
- 3 Aug - Tewkesbury, Priors Park