The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Rupert Matthews’ first open ‘Surgery’ proved hugely popular with local councillors in Rutland.
Held in Uppingham, the Surgery provided an opportunity for local community representatives to meet Mr Matthews on a one-to-one basis to discuss local community safety issues.
Problems such as speeding, police visibility, ASB, drug dealing and use were discussed with the Commissioner, who has since raised these issues with Leicestershire Police.
Mr Matthews said: “It’s important that people can discuss their concerns with me directly so that I can either take their concerns to Leicestershire Police or suggest other ways in which solutions may be found.
“I promised to be an accessible Commissioner, to listen and to act. That is exactly what Surgeries such as this enable me to do.
“I’m grateful to those who came along to see me, including Councillors Waller and Fox from Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Councillor Adam Lowe. Their candid reflections of some of the policing and crime problems their wards face gives me a clear steer of the policing priorities in the area.
“I have raised these matters with the force and will of course keep those who came to see me updated.”
Following the success of this inaugural event, the Commissioner will now hold a series of Surgeries across the force area.
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Posted on Monday 8th August 2022