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Chance for Lichfield residents to discuss concerns with Police Commissioner

Lichfield residents will get the chance to discuss local issues with Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Matthew Ellis will host Let’s Talk sessions on July 13 at Morrisons on Beacon Street between 10am and 11.30am and Waitrose on Darwin Park between 11.45am until 1.15pm.

People are invited to discuss any concerns they have about crime, policing and their community.

They can book one-to-one meetings in advance online or just turn up at the supermarkets on Saturday morning.

The surgeries follows a successful event in Tamworth in June where Mr Ellis had one-to-one conversations with around 70 people at the town’s Asda store.

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4 Comments

  1. suzy

    6th July, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    If we had “visible policing” or “bobbies on the beat” then we could discuss any local issues with the officer patrolling.

  2. OldMan

    6th July, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Well said Suzy.
    Believe it or not there was a time when you did see police men on a daily basis.
    Not only that but they always spoke to you. In my case they would come into the rear of the shop – have a woodbine and a cup tea and a chat for a few mins.
    Now IF you see one try to say good morning/afternoon and they are just as likely to think there is something wrong because you actually had the audacity to speak to them .
    You can try to communicate with our new tax waster sorry I mean PCC by email – total waste of time and effort.

  3. johnthemon

    6th July, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    You can talk with the Police Commissioner until the cows come home, that is not going to give back the respect that has been lost by some for the police. If and when the police stop investigating themselves that would be a step in the right direction, too many cover-ups being covered up for my liking.

  4. Graham Finch

    7th July, 2013 at 4:29 am

    From my experience this is just a publicity stunt, playing lip service to the people and of Lichfield to make them feel involved.
    I think afterwards Matthew Ellis will just think “I’m pleased that’s all over” and do exactly what he plans to do anyway.
    Statistialy a few people may agree with his plans which he can then promote as responding to the people views.
    Box ticked…