RESIDENTS have a chance to probe their local policing team and raise their concerns at a meeting with the Police Crime Commissioner.

Nick Alston will host his next public meeting in Castle Point to discuss local crime and community safety issues.

Joining him will be Castle Point’s district commander Ian Cummings as well as representatives from the Community Safety Partnership.

They will help the PCC explore the facts around crime trends and give briefings on what actions are being taken by local officers. The PCC will ask questions of both police and the council and talk about work being done in the area to drive down crime and improve safety.

Mr Alston said: "I encourage everyone who lives anywhere in the Castle Point district to come along to the meeting and raise the issues that matter to them around crime and policing.

“We’ll also be discussing what the new local policing plans recently announced by the chief constable will mean for Castle Point.”

The meeting takes place at The Paddocks in Long Road, Canvey, on September 10.

A public briefing document, containing information about the new policing model in the Castle Point district, latest reported crime figures for the area and crime trends will be published shortly before the meeting and will also be available at the public meeting.