- Gloucestershire Alliance is the independent voice for the voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire
- A great opportunity for organisations interested in any aspect of criminal justice or the safety of our local communities
- Commissioner will talk about new police and crime plan and future of Commissioner’s Fund
- Over 240 local projects currently supported by Commissioner’s Fund
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl will outline his ideas for policing in the county at a meeting of the Gloucestershire Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance (GVSCA) (Wednesday 8 June).
Gloucestershire Alliance is the independent voice for the voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire. Stronger & Safer is a sub group of the Alliance, and meets regularly throughout Gloucestershire to bring together voluntary and community organisations who are interested in or are working towards a county where individuals and communities are stronger through mutual support and resilience, and where communities and individuals are safer, as a result.
Community and voluntary groups now play a significant role in the police and crime plan – the blueprint for policing in the county – with more than 240 projects currently supported through the Commissioner’s Fund.
Matt Lennard, Head of Operations for the VCS Alliance said, “We’re really pleased that Martin Surl will be speaking on his vision for the future Police and Crime Plan at the next Alliance Forum.
“One element of the Alliance’s work is to establish forums, which are groups of organisations working in a similar field, who meet to discuss ideas and help shape policy making.
“This will be a great opportunity for organisations interested in any aspect of criminal justice or the safety of our local communities to hear what Martin has to say and to find out more about the new police and crime plan and future of the Commissioner’s Fund”.
Mr. Surl said, “Involving the voluntary sector has enabled me to adopt a countywide approach to crime prevention by giving local people a unique opportunity to get involved in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. No-one had done this before, though some PCCs are now following this example.
“Along with the Chief Constable, members of my team and others, I am now working on a new police and crime plan that will take us up to the next election in four years and beyond”.