Posted: Wed 25th Oct 2023

Deeside residents invited to share crime concerns with Police Commissioner

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 25th, 2023

In an effort to bring policing closer to the community, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and North Wales Police are set to hold an advice surgery at Deeside Leisure Centre.

Residents of Deeside and surrounding areas are invited to discuss discuss policing in their community with the Commissioner and representatives from North Wales Police.

Each attendee will have a 20-minute slot to talk about issues impacting their local community.

The conversations “will remain confidential, and the Commissioner, officers and staff will be able to provide further signposting if an issue can be more appropriately dealt with by other agencies and organisations,” a spokesperson said.

Andy Dunbobbin said: “I am delighted to be coming to Deeside as part of my monthly advice surgeries for the people of North Wales. I always aim to listen closely to what residents are telling me and it is clear to me that many people want to have a closer and more personal relationship with policing.

“I would urge local residents to get in touch, book their place and meet me and North Wales Police to discuss their problems, so that we can do our best to address them. As a PCC who is rooted in the community, I am determined to bring visible policing – and the way it works – closer to communities and neighbourhoods right across North Wales.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s core responsibilities encompass setting the policing priorities in North Wales, deciding the budget for North Wales Police, listening and responding to the public’s views on policing, and holding the Chief Constable to account.

How it works

The PCC will be accompanied in Deeside by staff from his team and North Wales Police, who will help to facilitate the meetings and take notes if needed.

Surgeries are by appointment only to ensure that the issues being raised relate to policing, crime or community safety, and to ensure the PCC is fully briefed on the issue prior to the meeting.

While the Commissioner is unable to intervene in operational matters, he welcomes residents’ feedback on how North Wales is policed.

The PCC will not be able to consider complaints about police officers, members of police staff, police community support officers or special constables, as this has to go through the existing and established channels. Further advice on the complaints system is on the OPCC website here.

How to book a place

If you would like to book a 20-minute slot with Andy Dunbobbin, please contact the PCC’s office with your name, contact information and what you would like to discuss during your meeting, by:

Email: opcc@northwales.police.uk

Phone: 01492 805486

Post: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales, Police Headquarters, Glan y Don, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8AW

Note, surgery slots are limited and work on a first come, first served basis, and a slot cannot be guaranteed for everyone. If a session is full, residents will be given the details of alternative sessions.

The advice surgery at Deeside Leisure Centre (Chester Road West, Queensferry) for residents of Deeside and surrounding areas takes place from 2-4pm on November 22.

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