Jo Coles - York and North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Jo Coles - North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

16 November, 2017

#PateleyBridge
Residents and business owners invited to discuss their community concerns with PCC Julia Mulligan

On Wednesday 29 November Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan will be holding personal 1:1 advice surgeries in Pateley Bridge.

The appointment based surgeries will take place between 5.00pm, and 7.00pm at Nidderdale Plus, Station Square, King Street, HG3 5AT, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only.

To book your appointment

Call 01423 569 562 or

email info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

Surgeries are organised around the county on different days and at different times; you do not necessarily have to go to the surgery closest to your home, but can choose the most convenient one.

Last month Julia held an advice surgery in Ripon. The sessions which took place at Hugh Ripley Hall, in Skellbank, gave members of the public the chance to seek advice or question Julia in her role.

The issues that were discussed include:

  • Police presence in Ripon
  • Police support to independent shopkeepers
  • Improving support to victims of hate crime
  • Concerns with late night anti-social behaviour

Julia said: “Advice surgeries allow me to get to the heart of problems in towns and villages across North Yorkshire, they provide me with firsthand knowledge about local issues such as anti-social behaviour and speeding but not only that, I get invaluable one-on-one time with members of the public, whether they need advice or want to understand about a policing issue or even to understand my role as Commissioner.

“The Ripon surgery was very popular, six people made appointments, highlighting the importance of reaching out to meet with residents and talking about their experiences, to seek ways in which we can improve the support provided to those living in North Yorkshire.”

Julia reiterated how important it is for residents to report all non-emergency incidents directly through the 101 number. She said: “While I realise that the 101 service has suffered a number of issues affecting call waiting times, it is important that this doesn’t put people off reporting incidents. The force needs an accurate picture of issues in an area so please don’t assume that somebody else may have reported an incident, no matter how small something may appear—call 101 and log it.”

A total of 27 surgeries were held from April 2016 to March 2017, where residents were invited to meet for a one-to-one talk with Julia.

Julia added: “If you have any concerns or problems regarding policing and crime matters that you would like to discuss with me, please contact my office to ask for an appointment.”

Before meeting with Julia at one of her surgeries, it is helpful for her to understand the reason for the meeting so that preparations can be made in advance. It is important to note that the Commissioner cannot herself intervene or influence a live investigation, whether about a police complaint or a criminal matter. This is because doing so could jeopardise the investigation.

However, if you have a complaint against the police you wish to raise or follow up, Julia will happy to guide and support you through the process.

Surgery dates are organised around the county on different days and at different times; you do not necessarily have to go to the surgery closest to your home, but you can choose the most convenient to you.

To request an appointment, call 01423 569 562 or email info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk