This afternoon the residents of North Yorkshire will have the chance to put their views on local crime directly to their MPs, Hugh Bayley and Julian Sturdy, as well as North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan.
Julia published her draft Police and Crime Plan on Monday 4 February, which started a six week consultation period with the public (until 18 March).
This public meeting, to be at the Guildhall in York, will start at 2.00pm. There will be a short presentation from Julia on the Plan, followed by an hour of questions from the public.
This will give York residents the chance to hear about the Plan from Julia personally, but also a unique opportunity to raise questions directly with the Commissioner and the city’s MPs.
Julian and Hugh will give their own perspective on the Plan, as well as field any questions relating to their constituencies and residents concerns on crime and justice more generally.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, said:
This is a fantastic opportunity for the residents of York to feed back their concerns first hand. Each community has different needs, and it is vitally important that the Plan is representative of the county. I urge as many people to come and share their views as possible.
Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, said:
I welcome the opportunity to discuss with residents their concerns about policing and crime across the York area. I thank Mrs Mulligan for including the residents of York Outer in her consultation and I join her in urging all residents to come along and engage with their elected representatives.
Hugh Bayley, MP for York Central, said:
My constituents frequently tell me they are worried about crime and anti-social behaviour and the impact this has on their lives. They don’t like the loss of 92 police officers from the streets of North Yorkshire since the general election. The police presence in York must be protected because sadly we face a worse burden of crime than other parts of North Yorkshire. This meeting provides an opportunity for the public to put their questions to Julia Mulligan, the new Police and Crime Commissioner as well as to me and Julian as their MPs. We need to listen to people’s concerns and take on board the issues which they raise.
The Agenda for the public meeting is as follows:
2.00 to 2.15 – tea and coffee and time for PCC, MPs and public to chat informally
2.15 to 2.30 – A quick intro/presentation from Julia, Julian and Hugh (if they want to) about the Plan and what they think.
2.30 to 3.30 – Q and A from the floor
3.30 to 3.45 – wrap up