Beds PCC invites Leighton Buzzard and Linslade residents to virtual meeting to discuss policing priorities

Put your issues to those in charge of fighting crime on June 24

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 18th June 2021, 4:54 pm

Leighton-Linslade residents are being invited to attend a virtual meeting with Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, next week.

As part of his pledge to support the community in having trust and confidence in the force, Mr Akinbusoye will be working together with the Community Policing team and local council to discuss what the priorities are in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade and how to best support dealing with them.

The meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday, June 24, will allow the PCC and local police officers to understand first-hand from the public the issues they are facing in their community. Together, they will then set the priorities and make plans to tackle these as part of the Community Days of Action initiative. To sign up for the meeting click hereAs part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Days of Action, the Community Policing team will join the council on Tuesday, July 13. The Community Days of Action are planned events where the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, local partners and the Community Policing team put in place measures to help tackle the issues reported by the residents. The Days of Action will then be reviewed and local residents will then be engaged with about the results.

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye

The PCC said: "Understanding local need of the communities right across Bedfordshire is so important to my Police and Crime Plan. I am looking forward to working with our Community Policing Teams to support the people of Bedfordshire.”

The PCC says he is very keen to work with communities on Days of Action alongside partners across all of Bedfordshire in the coming months and residents of Bedfordshire will be invited to join. Information on upcoming days will be shared on www.bedfordshire.pcc.police.uk > Will you be attending the virtual meeting? What issues need to be raised? Email [email protected]