Panel prepares for first in person meeting

The final plans are being put in place for the first face-to-face meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel since the start of the Covid pandemic.

The meeting on Friday, June 25 at 10.30am, will also be the first since Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne was re-elected in May’s elections.

The main item on the agenda will be scrutiny of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s annual report 2020/21, a statutory function of the Panel, and the duration of the meeting will be kept to a minimum.

The Panel will also elect a chairman and vice chair

A spokesman said: “Although restrictions have been lifted to allow members of the Panel to meet in person, every possible precaution is being taken to ensure members of the panel and public are kept as safe as possible.

“Members of the public are able to attend the meeting, but due to distancing measures we will only be able to accommodate two people in the meeting room on this occasion.  We are, therefore, urging the public to watch the meeting via webcast at https://eastsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/home.

“Anyone needing to attend in person will need to book in with  democratic.services@westsussex.gov.uk in advance.”

Meetings for the Sussex Police and Crime Panel take place at East Sussex County Council’s County Hall in Lewes, where Covid-19 safety measures are in place.

For more information about the work of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel and details of meetings visit https://sussexpcp.gov.uk/