The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has approached the Town Council and asked for a Councillor to be nominated as a representative on their Councillor Advocate Scheme. The scheme currently has around 150 nominated advocates.
The Councillor Advocate Scheme is just one element of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Police and Crime Plan and aims to better connect the police, the public and the commissioner.
The advocate will receive regular updates and briefings as well as opportunities to have access to;
- a quarterly meeting with the police at a local level,
- councillor advocate themed seminars each year
- a named contact within the commissioner’s office
- police campaign materials (e.g. posters and leaflets)
We hope this role will help increase communication between the Town Council and the Police Service and be of benefit to the wider community. The Town Council’s Advocate is Cllr Di Davey.