Chance to quiz Sussex crime and police chief

Crime commissioner Katy Bourne has pledged to combat the issue of street-drinkers in Littlehampton

Crime commissioner Katy Bourne has pledged to combat the issue of street-drinkers in Littlehampton

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Residents with questions for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner still have time to submit them ahead of her annual meeting at the end of this month.

Questions are being invited for both Katy Bourne, Sussex PCC, and the Sussex Police and Crime Panel. They will be answered at the Panel’s annual meeting on Friday June 27.

At the same meeting the panel is also expected to review the proposed appointment of Giles York as the new Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York and Chief Finance Officer Carl Rushbridge.

The Sussex Police and Crime 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.

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 or to the Panel.

“We ask only to have notice and sight of the questions by noon of the previous day, to ensure the necessary administrative arrangements are in place.

“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.”

More details about the meeting, the work of the Panel, and a link to the live website (on the day of the meeting) can be found on the Police and Crime Panel’s homepage

The meeting takes place at the County Hall headquarters of East Sussex County Council in Lewes at 10am on Friday June 27.

Anyone wishing to put a question to the Commissioner or the Panel should contact Matthew Evans on 0330 22 22538 or e-mail: Questions must not relate to operational matters or individual grievances, and must be submitted by June 13.