Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson and representatives from his office are visiting community meetings in the area to talk to people about a forthcoming Police and Crime Plan.
The Commissioner is attending Wiltshire Council Area Boards and Swindon Borough Council Locality meetings in January and February to inform both councillors and members of the public about the plan. When he is unavailable, a representative from his office will attend the meetings on his behalf.
Mr Macpherson said: “We are attending these community meetings across Wiltshire and Swindon to talk to people about my forthcoming Police and Crime Plan, particularly explaining what sort of information will be in the document and how they can give their feedback on it in due course.”
The Commissioner or a representative of his office plan to be at all the Area Board and Locality meetings in January and February.
At some meetings there will be a presentation from Mr Macpherson or a representative from his office, others a short verbal announcement given by the meeting chairman or a short information item will be given during the course of the meeting. However at all the meetings, the PCC or a representative from his office are due to attend to be available to speak informally to residents and councillors at the beginning and end of the meetings.
The Police and Crime Plan will set the strategic direction of policing in Wiltshire and Swindon for the next five years. As well as working with the police, it will include working with partners, such as local authorities and voluntary community sector organisations.
As well as visiting the Area Boards and Locality meetings, Mr Macpherson has also been consulting with the voluntary and community sector at workshops in Salisbury and Swindon.
From about mid February members of the public will be able to give their feedback on a draft version of the plan via the PCC’s website – www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk.