DELIVERING SAFER COMMUNITIES FOR THE WHOLE OF CHESHIRE

Posted on Friday 16th September

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.

These are the four priorities Cheshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane is proposing as he publishes his draft Police & Crime Plan for public comment on Monday (19 September).

The draft Plan, which will be available both in full and in summary form on the Commissioner’s website from Monday morning, 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. First stop is Crewe on Monday, where the consultation team will be located at Crewe Outdoor Market on Market Street, by Marks and Spencer between 10am and 2pm.

A full list of the events will be 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."

A summary and full version of the draft Police & Crime Plan can be accessed from 9am on 19th September 2016 along with an online survey to give your views.

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.