RESIDENTS are being invited to take up any issues they have with the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Nick Alston will be discussing crime and community safety in Chelmsford on July 17 in a public meeting held at Chelmsford City Council chamber in the Civic Centre between 7pm and 9pm.

A public briefing document will be available containing information about the policing model in the district of Chelmsford, the latest reported crime figures for the area and significant context concerning crime trends.

Mr Alston said: "We’ve had an excellent series of public meetings in all parts of Essex over the last year and a half, and we’re looking to build on those events.

"I encourage everyone who lives in Chelmsford or anywhere in the Chelmsford area to come along to the meeting and raise the issues that matter to them.

"We’ll also be discussing what the new local policing plans recently announced by the Chief Constable may mean for Chelmsford.

"At the meeting, we explore the facts and context around any crime trends, with briefings from the local Essex Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Alan Cook, and the Community Safety Partnership.

"Everyone attending the meeting can put their questions directly to the police, the community safety team, and to me.

"If you care about keeping your community as safe as it can possibly be, please come along and get involved.”

The meeting will be two hours long but residents unable to make the entire event are encouraged to come and go when they can.

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