PCC launches 2017 public meeting programme – first stop Eye

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore launches his 2017 series of public meetings across the county with the first meeting in Eye on Tuesday 2nd 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 are here.

The meeting for the Eye SNT area which covers the wards of Eye, Debenham, Fressingfield, Hoxne, Palgrave, Stradbroke, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford and Worlingworth will take place on Tuesday 2nd May at the Town Hall, 1 Broad Street, Eye IP23 7AF 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