PCC public meeting programme – next stop Stowmarket

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore continues his 2017 series of public meetings across the county with the next meeting in Felixstowe on Tuesday 23rd May.

Following the successful format of last year, the PCC will stage a meeting in each of the 18 Safer Neighbourhood areas. The meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the Commissioner and the Constabulary, and to find out more about policing in the county.

Meetings will be held in Eye, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Mildenhall, Halesworth, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles, Sudbury, Newmarket, Lowestoft, Woodbridge, Brandon, Hadleigh and Leiston. Full detail of all the dates and venues, including detail of the meetings that have taken place in Eye and East Ipswich are here.

The meeting for the Stowmarket SNT area which covers the wards of Badwell Ash, Barking and Somersham, Elmswell and Norton, Gislingham, Haughley and Wetherden, Helmingham and Coddenham, Mendlesham, Needham Market, Onehouse, Rattlesden, Rickinghall and Walsham, Ringshall, Stowmarket Central, Stowmarket North, Stowmarket South, Stowupland, The Stonhams, Thurston and Hessett, Woolpit, Bacton and Old Newton will take place on Thursday 25th May at the Blackbourne Centre, Blackbourne Road, Elmswell, Bury Saint Edmunds, Ip30 9GY at 7pm.

Each meeting will involve a quick overview from Tim Passmore and the local Superintendent and then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions. The local Inspector responsible for policing in the local area, will add operational context.

There is no need to book, please just turn up. Tea and coffee will be served from 6.40pm.


PCC confirms council tax precept increase of 1p* a day for policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has announced that he will be asking council taxpayers to pay an average of just under 1p* a day extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.

The PCC presented his precept proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting on Tuesday 31st January for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the proposal.

Raising the precept by 1.972% will add approximately £830K to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year.  Fuller detail here.

* based on Band D property