People are being urged to have their say in a new consultation by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner
Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched a big conversation today (20th May) to find out about what matters to people across West Yorkshire and to reflect their priorities in the new Police and Crime Plan 2016-21.
This Plan will set the direction for policing and community safety over the next five years and the “Your Priorities, Your Plan” consultation involves a survey on your priorities, but will also see Mark consulting in person over the coming months with all of our communities here in West Yorkshire on their priorities.
Mark wants to hear from as many people as possible about what matters to them and this wide consultation comes after the PCC elections that saw Mark re-elected for a further four-year term.
Mark Burns-Williamson said: “I want to hear from you about your priorities and what you want to see happen in your local area and across our county to make sure you and your family are safe and feel safe in your community.
“By launching “Your Priorities, Your Plan”, I want to make sure that you have a voice and that I listen loud and clear to the people of West Yorkshire about their policing and community safety priorities.
“These priorities will be reflected in the new Police and Crime Plan that sets the direction for policing and community safety over the next five years.
“As your Police and Crime Commissioner I am clear that I will listen to you first and that I will work with the police and other organisations to keep you and your family in our communities safe and feeling safe.
“I would be very grateful if you could spare some time to fill in the survey and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do the same. The more I hear from people the more I can understand what needs to be done.
“It is vitally important to me that your voice is heard and as your Police and Crime Commissioner I continue to listen to you first and work with the police and many other organisations to reflect and deliver on your priorities.
“A social media campaign #YourPrioritiesYourPlan on Twitter and Facebook will also form part of the campaign urging people to make their views known to help inform the plan.
“A web chat will also take place in June where members of the public can tell me what matters to them, as well as a number of other engagement opportunities.
“I thank people for their engagement.”
For more information visit www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/your-priorities-your-plan.aspx, or to request a survey call (01924) 294000.