We’re getting the chance to question the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner at a meeting next month.
Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne and the Sussex Police and Crime Panel ahead of the meeting at 10.30am on Monday 4 July at County Hall in Lewes.
The Panel comprises councillors from all 15 local authorities across Sussex, plus two independent members, and carries out the role of scrutinising the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.
At the annual meeting the Panel will scrutinise the Commissioner’s annual report.
Members of the public can attend the meeting and ask questions in person or they can be submitted in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephoning 0330 2222538. The time set aside for residents to pose their questions in person is limited to 45 minutes, allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so giving advance notice of an intention to attend and participate is advised.
West Sussex County Councillor Brad Watson OBE, Panel Chairman, said: “The Annual Meeting is an excellent chance for members of the public to put their questions in person to the Commissioner.
“It helps us if we can have questions in advance as this allows better responses to be prepared and ensures everyone gets the chance to ask their question.
“People who want to ask a question but cannot make it to the meeting can still submit a question and it will be asked by the Panel Chairman, with the answer recorded in the official minutes of the meeting.”
A confirmation hearing will be held during the afternoon session, to confirm the Commissioner’s proposed appointment of a new Chief Finance Officer.