I’m staging a series of public meetings across the county, the next of which will be held at Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, CB9 0LD at 6.30pm.
These meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and to find out more about policing in their area.
Tim 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 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.
“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. “
There will be a meeting in each of the seven district or borough areas.
Each meeting will involve a quick overview from Tim Passmore and Douglas Paxton and then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context.
There will be a meeting in each of the seven district and borough areas at:
ST EDMUNDSBURY: Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, CB9 0LD – Wednesday 7 May 2014
FOREST HEATH: Brandon Leisure Centre, Church Road, Brandon, IP27 0JB – Thursday 19 June 2014
SUFFOLK COASTAL: Market Hall, High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF – Monday 21 July 2014
MID SUFFOLK: Limes Hotel, 99 High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8DQ – Wednesday 3 September 2014
WAVENEY: East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, NR33 0UQ – Monday 22 September 2014
IPSWICH: St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 4QE – Monday 13 October 2014
BABERGH: Meeting held in East Bergholt on Wednesday 9 April 2014 (Meeting notes to be published soon)
All meetings start at 6.30pm. No need to book, just turn up.