Leicestershire PCC gets up close and personal with Market Harborough

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is to take a closer look at community safety in Market Harborough this week with a series of visits to the area.

The PCC is looking forward to meeting local residents to find out their views on crime and policing in one of two action-packed visits to the town.

A key part of his role, he thorough enjoys getting out and about across Leicestershire’s towns and villages and finding out how he can help people improve safety in their areas.

On Tuesday (8 August), he will attend a What Matters to You event alongside Chief Constable Simon Cole.  Find them outside The Old Grammar School in Market Harborough to get to grips with any issues raised and to listen to the policing experiences of local residents.

The informal ‘meet and greet’ style session will run between 2pm and 4pm and is open to all members of the public.

The event will be followed on Friday (11 August) by a trip to Harborough Lifeline Control Centre at Market Harborough Police Station to see the CCTV system in action.  He will be joined by PC John Weston, Insp Becs Horsfall and Cllr Michael Rickman, portfolio holder for community safety,

The Commissioner will also meet Market Harborough District Council Leader, Cllr Blake Pain, to discuss how the partners can work together to further improve public safety.

Willy Bach said: “I really relish the chance of getting out and about in Leicestershire and finding out the bigger picture about crime and policing as it is experienced by local people.

“It’s important to me to be a Commissioner who acts on his words and so I’ll be visiting Market Harborough not only to listen but to also offer my help on any local issues that are raised. The town has an excellent policing team behind it supported by partners and I’m looking forward to hearing more about the work going on to make this town even safer.”

If you would like the PCC to attend a community event, please contact: 0116 229 8980.



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Posted on Monday 7th August 2017
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