Updated: Tuesday, 31st March 2020 @ 7:34am

'This is our plan, not my plan': PCC Tony Lloyd urges residents to speak up about shaping Greater Manchester's future

'This is our plan, not my plan': PCC Tony Lloyd urges residents to speak up about shaping Greater Manchester's future

By Aimee Howarth

Residents in Greater Manchester are being urged to have their say on policing priorities as Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd finalises a plan for the next four years.

Views on the draft police and crime plan, which sets out eight objectives, can be submitted online and will be used to complete the final plan in March.

After attending public meetings with GMP Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy in all ten Greater Manchester districts, Mr Lloyd insisted residents’ concerns will shape his priorities.

Commissioner Lloyd said: “Since being elected last November I’ve spent my time going across Greater Manchester listening to people, and finding out how they want policing to work in the region.

“I’ve used those views to shape how I think we can deliver the best possible police service in Greater Manchester. My job as Police and Crime Commissioner is to be a strong and effective voice for everyone in Greater Manchester.

“This is our plan, not my plan.”

Objectives in the draft plan include driving down crime, putting victims first, tackling anti-social behaviour, protecting vulnerable people, dealing effectively with organised criminality and protecting the police service.

After Mr Lloyd visited Oldham to discuss the plan with residents, council leader Jim McMahon backed the PCC’s calls for the public to have their say.

"It’s great that Tony Lloyd is visiting Oldham first to listen to residents' views on policing and crime,” he said.

"This is a good first opportunity to directly influence the long-term plans for policing across the Borough.

"These are important issues that affect every resident in every district and I would urge people to take time to visit the Police and Crime Commissioner website to look at the draft Police and Crime Plan and have your say on the police services you want in the future.”

Residents can read the draft priorities and respond at gmpcc.org.uk/yoursay

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