Commissioner and Deputy attend Trellech United Community Council meeting

22nd January 2013

Commenting on the meeting the Police Commissioner said: "I'm very grateful to the Council for inviting myself and Paul to their meeting which was also open to the public.

"Local engagement opportunities such as this are very important to me and will help me produce a Police and Crime plan which represents the interests of all Gwent residents.

"I was kindly given the opportunity to talk about the Commissioner's role and to also touch on some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

"Following my presentation Paul and myself were questioned on a diverse range of topics including drink driving in rural areas, police surgeries, hunting, and the OWL neighbourhood watch scheme to name but a few.

"Attending the meeting was very informative and I'm grateful to the local councillors and the public who braved the weather to attend for their warm welcome and hospitality."

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Paul Harris added: "Last night's meeting was one of my first public engagements in my new role and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Discussing issues which are of concern to residents and using this feedback to formulate the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan is very important.

"This meeting is one of many that the Commissioner and myself will attend across Gwent as we want to hear from people about their experiences of the Police service, whether it's positive or negative. This feedback is important if we are to improve the service.

"Whilst we won't be able to attend every meeting, residents can still feed back their thoughts and comments about what they want from their Police service by submitting a response to the consultation on the draft Police and Crime plan.

"To view a copy and provide feedback residents can visit our website or request a hard copy of the draft by ringing 01633 642200. "The closing date for comments is February 8th, so if you have any thoughts please submit them as soon as possible."