Policing meeting in Ipswich 31 October at 7pm - click here for more details:   

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, and Chief Constable, Steve Jupp, are staging a series of public meetings across the county and are encouraging Suffolk residents to attend.

There will be a meeting in each of the three policing command areas, in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft. The meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions and to find out more about policing in the county.

Tim Passmore said: “Public engagement is hugely important in this role and I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum.

“I do hope people will accept this invitation to come and find out more about policing. Steve and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises.

“I am hoping for an open and frank two-way dialogue, so please spread the word as I really want to encourage a good crowd.”

Each meeting will involve a quick overview from the PCC and the Chief Constable, then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context.

The east area meeting which covers Lowestoft, Leiston, Framlingham, Eye, Beccles and surrounding towns and villages will be held on Thursday 10 October at the Wherry Hotel, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.

The south area meeting covers Ipswich and the towns of Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Hadleigh and surrounding towns and villages will be held on Thursday 31 October at the Ipswich Community Church, Wilberforce Street, Ipswich.

The west area meeting which covered the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Newmarket and Brandon and surrounding villages was held at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, Southgate Green, Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday 24 September.

All meetings start at 7pm and there is no need to book.