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Police Commissioner and Council step out in Buxton

Police Commissioner visit to Buxton 1

Inspector Martin Coey, Councillor Bisknell and Alan Charles chat with a police officer in Fairfield

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined the leader of High Peak Borough Council last week (Thursday 10 October) on a walkabout in Buxton to find out more about policing issues affecting local communities.

The pair spent time in Fairfield where they visited the Sure Start Children’s Centre and met with the Resident’s Association before visiting the Pavilion Gardens to view the impact of the recent ram raid attack. They were also joined by local councillors, officers from the council’s community safety team and Inspector Martin Coey from Buxton Police.

Council Leader, Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, said: “Visits like this are so valuable both to the communities and businesses that are able to talk directly to the Commissioner about their experiences and issues but also to the Commissioner himself who I know was eager to hear first-hand from local people.

“I’d like to thank him for taking the time to visit us here in the High Peak and also the people we met for sharing their thoughts and views with us.  It can only help make local policing services even better.”

Commissioner Alan Charles said he welcomed the chance to meet local people face to face as it helped develop a better understanding of what they expect from the police service.

He said: “It was good to see so many people and while we heard about pockets of crime and anti-social behaviour, clearly such incidents are being tackled effectively and remain the exception rather than the norm.

“I enjoy talking directly to people, listening to their views and seeing how we can deliver the type of policing service they expect and deserve.”

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HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders – Media Relations Manager
Press Office: 0845 129 7777 ext 4691 or 07595 270937
Email: carolyn.sanders@highpeak.gov.uk
Web:  www.highpeak.gov.uk

Posted on Wednesday 16th October 2013
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