Police and Fire Chief to host on-line meeting

WANT to know how police and fire services are keeping people safe in Thurrock? Residents of the district can pose their questions direct to Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex online via a Facebook live session taking place between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday, January 19th.

The question time session will be chaired by Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Roger will be joined on the panel by Chief Inspector Richard Melton, Thurrock Council Leader Councillor Rob Gledhill as well as a senior representative from the Fire and Rescue Service.


Roger said: “Our online public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about concerns they might have and areas of activity that are in place and working well, especially as many people have questions about the policing of Coronavirus legislation and how our emergency services are working hard to keep them safe during this pandemic.

“The meetings are also a great opportunity for me to brief residents on how we are working together with a range of partners to achieve the priorities in both our Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.  There are updates on how we are delivering the funding for more police officers, helping those suffering from domestic abuse, protecting vulnerable people and tackling gangs and serious violence. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out excellent prevention work across the area which is really useful for residents to find out more about.”

Residents can watch live via Facebook on the night and post questions in the comments. Or they can submit questions in advance by emailing them to pfcc@essex.police.uk 

Head over to @PFCCEssex on Facebook for more information and visit www.essex.pfcc.police.uk for details of the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan.

Go to https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/events/ for the full schedule of upcoming meetings.

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