Posted on Tuesday 4th October

The Commissioner’s team will be in Knutsford on Friday 7 October listening to your thoughts on the draft Police and Crime Plan for Cheshire.

Ensuring the police have a real connection with our communities; supporting victims of crime and vulnerable people; working to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour before it takes place; and ensuring that Cheshire has a police service fit for the future are the four priorities Cheshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane has proposed in his draft Police & Crime Plan.

The draft plan was published on Monday 19 September for public comment and is available both in full and in summary form on the Commissioner’s website. The Plan is based on feedback from thousands of residents across Cheshire.

Mr Keane said: “During the summer I undertook an extensive conversation with residents, communities and partner agencies across the county about what they felt were the priorities for our police service. I have listened to what was said and developed a Plan which will deliver for the whole of Cheshire, irrespective of your background or personal circumstances.

“It sets out a vision in which Cheshire will have a Constabulary focused on prevention, supporting the most vulnerable and putting victims first; a police service fit for the future and which is connected with, based within and accessible to local communities – real neighbourhood policing.”

Between 19 September and 31 October, the Commissioner and his team will be visiting communities throughout Cheshire holding public roadshows and consulting on his plans. His team will be in Knutsford at the market in Silk Mill Street on Friday 7 October between 10am and 2pm.

A full list of the events is available on the Commissioner’s website, along with an online survey for those who can’t meet the Commissioner or his team in person.

At the end of these six weeks, feedback on the draft plan will be reviewed and a final Plan published before Christmas.

Mr Keane added: “I’m committed to understanding what the public think of my proposals. Have I captured their priorities for Cheshire? I would urge everyone to come and join the conversation and help to finalise the priorities I’m setting for policing in our county.”

You can view a summary and full version of the draft Police & Crime Plan and you can take part in an online survey to give your views.

I would urge everyone to come and join the conversation and help to finalise the priorities I’m setting for policing in our county.