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First public surgery for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire’s first public surgery was held at Barnsley Town Hall on Saturday 5 January.
Some of the topics raised by Barnsley residents who attended included illegal car-parking on pavements, nuisance phone-calls, mental health resourcing, project grants and CCTV in Barnsley town centre.
Commissioner Wright said:
“I am especially pleased that my surgeries are now up and running and that I was able to meet some of the people of Barnsley and listen to their concerns.
“As a publicly elected official, I feel it is very important that the electorate are given the opportunity of meeting those who they elect.
“While it would be imprudent for me to claim I will personally be able to address every single issue that might be raised at my coming surgeries, I can assure people that I will most certainly be working with the South Yorkshire Police and partners to ensure that every single one is looked into and responded to.
“It’s only by meeting and listening to people that I can get an overview of the range of policing and crime matters that concern the people of South Yorkshire.”