Accountability Assembly Cancelled
Given the latest Government advice, and the fact that the PFCC elections have been postponed until 2021, we have cancelled our Citizens Essex Accountability Assembly on 27 April 2020 at Anglia Ruskin University.
We are still delighted that the PFCC Commissioner Roger Hirst and the other candidates had agreed to attend the Assembly and look forward to arranging another opportunity to discuss with them the important findings of our Essex-wide listening campaign.
We are using Monday 23rd March to hold a planning and strategy online meeting from 19.00 – 20.30 where we will discuss how civil society can best support each other through this pandemic.
We've left the original invitation text in this post up so you can see what we were planning.
ORIGINAL INVITATION TEXT
Its on Monday 27th April starting 7pm at at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex. And you can book a place on eventbrite where you'll find more details. After an Essex-wide listening campaign on crime and safety we will hear what citizens of Essex are concerned about and take action.
Please note that we are keeping a close eye on government advice concerning coronvirus and will update this post if arrangements change.
We've also invited to our Assembly the candidates standing for election as the PF&C Commissioner. ( The Essex PF&CC elections are this year on Thursday 7th May 2020. )
What does a PF&CC do? - If you don't know what a PF&C Commissioner does this might help ..... "The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is responsible for agreeing the budget for Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and for overseeing how these budgets are spent. As well as receiving funding from Government grants, the PFCC is also responsible for setting the amount of money you will pay for policing (known as the policing precept) and fire and rescue (known as the fire precept) as part of your annual council tax bill." (Source)
Citizens Essex is a diverse alliance of civil society working together for fairness and justice across our County. Last year Colchester Citizens founded and we'll celebrate their successful campaigns and continue to push on issues such as transport, mental health, hate crime and housing