Meet the new Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex
Uttlesford residents will have their first opportunity to quiz the newly elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex next week.
Nick Alston recently announced his decision to visit every district and borough in the county in an effort to understand what local people think about how their area is policed.
He launched his countywide tour in Southend-on-Sea last month and has since been to
Basildon and Chelmsford.
And on Wednesday (March 7)) Mr Alston is heading to the north west of the county to find out what concerns the residents of Uttlesford regarding crime and policing.
The PCC is inviting members of the public to come and discuss these issues with him at Helena Romanes School in Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, at 6.30pm.
Three major topics relevant to Uttlesford have been chosen for discussion – police visibility and response times, vehicle crime and rural crime.
But attendees will also be able to discuss any other concerns with Mr Alston during an ‘Any
Other Business’ section of the meeting.
The PCC will be accompanied by Uttlesford’s Police Commander, Chief Inspector Nick Lee,
Uttlesford District Council’s Chief Executive John Mitchell and Richie Farrant, Chairman of
the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership.
Mr Alston said: “Uttlesford’s aspiration to become the safest place in Britain is terrific.
“We should all be striving to make our communities as safe as possible, and in Uttlesford
that means building on some excellent work that already makes the district a very safe place
with low crime rates.
“It would be great to see as many people as possible at the meeting in Dunmow. Those
attending will be able to raise any crime or policing issues that matter to them, and we’ll be having focused debates about police visibility and response times, rural crime and vehicle crime.
“We know these are issues that matter to local people.”
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