residents now have the chance to pose questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in person at a meeting next month.
Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne ahead of the next meeting of
the Sussex Police and Crime Panel on Friday 5 October.
Having submitted questions in advance, residents can, if they wish, then attend
the meeting to ask their question in person, hear the answer and then raise
further points. Otherwise the Chairman will ask their question on their behalf.
This new approach was agreed by the panel at its last meeting.
Questions could be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but
not related to operational matters, or a live case).
The deadline for receiving questions is midday on Friday 21 September and they
can be submitted in writing to [email protected] or by telephoning 03302
Councillor Bill Bentley, chairman of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel said:
“As well as supporting the Commissioner, the role of the panel is to properly
scrutinise all elements of her work on behalf of the public, to ensure the role
is being carried out effectively.
“We want to make sure the issues we are raising are those that the public feel
are important to them, and we periodically improve our working arrangements to
ensure residents’ voices are heard. I would encourage people to submit their
questions, and we look forward to welcoming as many as possible at our meeting
on 5 October."
The main items on the agenda at the meeting are an update on the Commissioner’s
work in ensuring Sussex Police provides an effective response to our
educational establishments and the Commissioner’s proposed new role in handling
The meeting will be held at County Hall, Lewes, starting at 10.30am. The
meeting will also be webcast live at www.eastsussex.public-i.tv/cor....
Councillors from 15 local authorities across Sussex, plus two independent
members, make up the Sussex Police and Crime Panel. The role of the Panel is to
scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.