Guildford residents are invited to the Borough’s Crime Summit, which takes place between 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Wednesday 26 November in the Austin Pearce Building at the University of Surrey.
This is the second round of Crime Summits for the Police and Crime Commissioner, following a series of successful events over the last year. Those Summits, held in every Borough and District in the county, saw nearly 1000 people getting involved in discussions over policing and community safety where they live.
In Guildford this year, the PCC will be joined once again by the senior leadership of the Borough Council and the Police Neighbourhood Inspector, and additionally by representatives from the University of Surrey, to discuss the work that has been done in the Borough over the last twelve months and address any concerns that the people of Guildford have about public safety. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their say on local community safety issues, including:
– Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour
– Police budgets and the Force’s share of council tax
– Working together to increase the public’s sense of safety
The Summit will be two hours in length and refreshments will be provided from 6:30pm.
You can register:
Telephone: 01483 630 200
Post: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, PO Box 412, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1BR
Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley, said:
“These Crime Summits are an opportunity for the Surrey public to hear about the work that their borough council, county council and police service are doing on their behalf to ensure that their local area is a safe place to live and work. I encourage Guildford people to come along and tell us what we could do better.
“I also need to have an honest discussion with the public about our budget. Surrey Police are facing swingeing cuts and it is clear that something must be done to protect our police. I would like to hear from the public I serve on what action they feel I should take to ensure that we continue to have a strong, resilient police force in Surrey.”
Greg Melly, Vice President for Enterprise & Growth at the University of Surrey, said:
“The University of Surrey is honoured to be hosting this year’s Crime Summit. It provides a valuable forum for Guildford residents to have their say on crucial matters such as policing and community safety. Working together with the local community, the Police and the Students’ Union, we are committed to helping make Guildford a safer place for all.”