PCVC Ron Hogg with officers in Darlington
Residents of County Durham and Darlington are invited to come along to meet the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Ron Hogg, at a series of drop-in sessions across the county.
Ron is committed to visiting as many communities as possible to gain an understanding of local issues. Residents are welcome to pop in to meet Ron and members of his team, and discuss issues in their area.
Ron said: “I want to gain a real understanding of local concerns. I want to hear the good and the bad, and hear the positive and negative stories, so that I work with you to identify solutions to help keep our communities safe.”
Residents are also encouraged to come and share their views about the increase to the police element of Council Tax for 2018-19. Ron intends to introduce an increase of £8 per year for properties in Band A – equivalent to 15p per week. Over 55% of properties in County Durham and Darlington are in Band A.
Further details on the increase can be found at www.durham-pcc.gov.uk.
The drop in sessions are as follows:
- Friday 19 January 2018 – 8.30am – 9.30am, The Coleridge Centre, Ribble Drive, Darlington, DL1 5TY
- Friday 19 January 2018 – 11.00am – 1.00pm, The Dolphin Centre, Darlington, DL1 5RP
- Monday 22 January 2018 – 9.30-11.00am The Tearoom, Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ
- Monday 22 January 2018, 12.00 noon – 2.00pm PACT House, 39 Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0JE
- Tuesday 23 January 2018, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
- Friday 26 January 2018, 10.00am -12.00pm, East Durham Trust, Community House, Yoden, SR8 5DP
- Monday 29 January 2018, 10.00am – 11.00am, Spennymoor Library, Cheapside, Spennymoor, DL16 6DJ
- Monday 29 January 2018, 11.30am – 1.00pm, Chyrelle Adams Cancer Support Centre, Royal Corner, Crook, DL15 8UA
- Monday 29 January 2018, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Red Hall Community Centre, Headingley Crescent, Darlington, DL1 2ST
In addition to the drop in sessions Ron or his staff will be visiting a number of Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) in the next few weeks to discuss policing issues and the rise in the police element of the precept. Members of the public are welcome to attend the AAP meetings. For more information on the meetings and how to register to attend, please visit https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/1960/About-AAPs . Ron or his staff will be attending the following meetings:
- 22 January 2018 – Chester Le Street AAP Board
- 24 January 2018 – Teesdale AAP Board
- 24 January 2018 - Derwent Valley AAP Board
- 24 January 2018 – Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP Board
- 30 January 2018 – GAMP AAP Board
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The public are able to comment on the increase to the precept (police element of council tax) until Wednesday 31st January 2018. You can access the information documents online at: http://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/News-and-Events/News-Archive/2018/Jan-Mar/PCVC-to-increase-Police-element-of-Council-tax-by-less-than-1-a-month-on-average.aspx
Posted on Thursday 18th January 2018