Sir Graham announces first ‘surgeries’

Sir Graham Bright has outlined plans to hold regular ‘surgeries’ for members of the public to raise issues or concerns relating to policing and community safety.

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner will offer one to one appointments with members of the public. The surgeries will be by appointment and will take place at locations around the county and Peterborough. The first one will take place at 2pm on December 10 at Peterborough Town Hall.

Sir Graham said: “I was elected to represent the views of all communities, including those in the cities of Cambridge and Peterborough and the districts of Huntingdonshire, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire. In order to be the voice of the public I am keen to meet and listen to as many people as possible. The surgeries will ensure members of the public can raise any concerns they have so I can work with relevant agencies to respond to these.”

Sir Graham is also considering how he is best able to link with other communities during his term in office.  He said: “I am keen to engage with Neighbourhood Watch and other volunteer groups and parishes. I am currently exploring how my Office can best link in with all these meetings, including the existing 120 police and council-led public meetings.  My surgeries will complement this activity and mean that people do not have to wait until one of these local meetings to raise an individual matter of concern.”

Other surgeries have been planned for 2pm on Thursday, January 24 2013 in Cambourne and 2pm on February 21 2013 in Fenland (location to be confirmed).

If you would like to book a 10-15 minute appointment to speak to Sir Graham please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner:

Call: 0300 333 3456

Email cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Write to: Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA.

If your issue or concern is likely to take more than 15 minutes to discuss, please advise the Commissioner’s Office. Please also note that the surgeries are not for members of the media, or those who wish to record content for other purposes, who can speak to Sir Graham personally through current arrangements.


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