CALL FOR POLICE COMMISSIONER KENNEDY TO LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC June 25th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments CALL FOR POLICE COMMISSIONER KENNEDY TO LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC Birkdale Lib Dem councillor Simon Shaw, a member of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel, has called for Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy to do more to listen to the views of ordinary members of the public. At last week’s meeting of Southport Area Committee, Birkdale resident Ged Wright asked if the Police Commissioner could be invited to a future meeting in order to give information on her role and discuss issues of local concern with residents In response Cllr Shaw said that he would prefer Jane Kennedy to hold more meetings with ordinary members of the public, rather than attending yet another meeting of councillors. “Compared to the former Police Authority, Jane Kennedy has been holding far fewer meetings at which the public can voice their opinions on priorities for policing. Mr Wright’s suggestion would mean one less evening available for the Police Commissioner to engage with the people who really matter – the general public.” “I have some sympathy with the call for Jane Kennedy to explain better what she does. This is certainly something that the Merseyside Police Panel has had concerns about.” “In fact the Panel issued a critical 13 page report to Jane Kennedy just over a month ago. It contained 10 key recommendations in areas such as improved openness, proper scrutiny of the Chief Constable and engagement with the public.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!