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Leicester African Caribbean Centre to host PCC public questions event

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach will host a ‘public questions’ event in the city this week to find out local people’s experience of crime.

The PCC will join Chief Constable Simon Cole, PC Dave Barber, PCSO Sarah L’Homme and city councillors Dr Shofiqul Chowdhury and Mustafa Malik for the What Matters to You? event, which will start at 1pm from Leicester African Caribbean Centre (LACC) on Thursday (25th October).

The engagement event, which will finish at 4pm, will also be attended by Pamela Campbell Morris, community researcher with the Centre for BME Health, whose role is to promote effective partnership working to increase access to health and support services for people experiencing mental ill-health and their carers’.

Willy Bach said: “I’m looking forward to meeting residents who live in the area around the LACC and listening to their views, alongside the very people who can help solve them.

“Policing is a team effort and we are learning more and more every day about how much can be achieved by sharing our expertise. Previous experience has shown us how valuable it is to bring lots of agencies and public figures together to get the job done and I’m sure the people who live in this area of Leicester will certainly appreciate us being available at the same time to listen and address their concerns.”

The PCC has funded a number of projects to support vulnerable people and help prevent crime in the city centre area and will be keen to find out how these initiatives are helping to tackle offending.

What Matters to You? events are held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and vary from ‘Q & A’ style meetings to more informal community sessions. In addition to fielding questions, the PCC and Chief Constable provide brief updates about safety in the area.

For more information on events please visit: https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Have-Your-Say/What-Matters-to-You.aspx

The full address of the LACC is Maidstone Road, Leicester, LE2 0UA.

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Posted on Monday 22nd October 2018
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