Commissioner joins Royston decision-makers and police to discuss local issues
Residents are invited to join the Police and Crime Commissioner, Royston councillors, county councillors and officers from the police Safer Neighbourhood Team for one of the regular Community Surgeries in the town.
Held regularly at Angel Pavement in Royston, councillors and police can be quizzed by local people about issues or concerns in the area. Local people have a chance to air their views to their local decision-makers and direct to their policing team.
This Saturday, 23rd March, from 10am to 11.30am, Commissioner David Lloyd is also taking part and is looking forward to meeting the people of Royston and finding out more about what the police can do for them.
He said: “For really effective policing it is vital to gauge the views of the public – in this country we have policing by consent and we now also have elected representatives, the Police and Crime Commissioners, who hold the local police force to account on your behalf.  Tell me what you think and I can make sure that your voice is heard.
“My first Police and Crime Plan is finalised next week and in it are some of the initiatives and ideas that I will be driving forward. Some of the ideas have come straight from you, the people, and I will endeavour to carry on consulting local people and those already working in the criminal justice and community safety fields to ensure that my plans are always fit for purpose.”
Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Jon Vine said: "Neighbourhood policing is all about being accessible and visible in the community and this surgery is just one way to meet the public face-to-face in an informal setting.  At previous surgeries, residents have come to us to discuss issues ranging from fly tipping to noise nuisance. We look forward to meeting residents on the day and also to welcoming Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd."
If you wish to go along, no appointment is necessary, just come along to the marquee in Angel Pavement on the day.