2013

January 2013

2 January 2013 - PCC Briefing on domestic abuse from ACC Merrett

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Detailed briefing on Sussex Police policy and discussion on future wider partnership working - partnership conference to be arranged with the PCC as a speaker.

3 January 2013 - BBC Radio Sussex Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: BBC Sussex Studio

Outcome:
Interview on BBC Breakfast Show on the launch of the Sussex Police Domestic Abuse campaign.

4 January 2013 - Meeting with Neighbourhood Watch Chair/Vice-Chair

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Discussed PCC Engagement with 126,000 NHW volunteers across the county. Agreed to speak at NHW Panel meetings to introduce the Commissioner to volunteers and co-ordinators.

5 January 2013 - Meeting with Rt.Hon Nicholas Soames MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with Nicholas Soames MP to discuss policing and crime issues in Sussex.

7 January 2013 - Meeting with Director of HR

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Director of Human Resources.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CFO met with the Director of Human Resources and HR representative. Received an update on changes to police staff pay.

8 January 2013 - PCC Briefing on issues relating to the national 101 number

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
Detailed briefing on the concerns raised by members of the public with the national 101 non-emergency number. OSPCC to feedback to members of the public.

8 January 2013 - PCC Visit to Communications Department

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with staff and volunteers in this crucially important department and discussed call handling, 101 and 999 calls.

8 January 2013 - Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive, Adur District Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Shoreham Civic Centre

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with Leader and CEO. Discussed Community Safety Partnership (CSP) funding and agreed OSPCC representation on the CSP and agreed to feed back into Police & Crime Plan.

8 January 2013 - PCC meeting with Chichester District Council cabinet members

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester District Council offices

Outcome:
Positive first meeting with cabinet members and discussions on the Police & Crime Plan and district council crime reduction strategies.

8 January 2013 - Schools Officers Training Day

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed an annual conference which brings together all police officers and PCSOs who are specially trained to work in schools across Sussex to prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system. Discussed school's INSPIRE Project.

9 January 2013 - Tour of Eastbourne Custody & ICV Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hammonds Drive Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner visited Eastbourne Custody Centre and familiarised herself with the role of an Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) and attended an evening panel meeting with volunteers.

9 January 2013 - Meeting with the Rother Association of Local Councils

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Battle Memorial Hall, Battle

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed the Rother Association of Local Councils about her priorities within the Police & Crime Plan, which was positively received. RALC to feed back to draft plan.

9 January 2013 - Meeting with Ms Zoe Billingham, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with HMI Zoe Billingham to discuss future working and HMIC relationship with the Commissioner's office.

9 January 2013 - Meeting of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioner Chief Executives

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Worked through a number of national issues relating to the transition to PCC's, and the challenges ahead (particularly around Stage 2 transfer).

10 January 2013 - Neighbourhood Policing Working Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Worked through Neighbourhood Policing (NP) issues including discussion about heightening awareness of NP role in recognising domestic abuse.

11 January 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive of the APCC

Attended by: PCC, CFO, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Discussed Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) proposals to be a National Police & Crime Commissioners representative body and the principle of ensuring Value for Money for Sussex.

11 January 2013 - Meeting with Bernard Rix, CoPACC

Attended by: PCC, CFO, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Discussed CoPACC proposals to be a National Police & Crime Commissioners representative body and the principle of ensuring Value for Money for Sussex.

11 January 2013 - Restorative Justice Conference

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Prison

Outcome:
Attended a conference to observe the positive impact of bringing together the offenders and victims affected by a serious offence.

11 January 2013 - Sussex Police & Crime Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CFO, CEO

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The Police & Crime Panel agreed a 0% Council Tax rise for Policing and agreed the draft Police & Crime Plan.

14 January 2013 - West Sussex Co-operative

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Outcome:
Represented the Commissioner at this West Sussex County Council meeting and heard plans on various issues across the District; including flooding, social funds and Gypsy and Traveller sites.

14 January 2013 - Meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
PCC's first meeting with Sussex CJB colleagues. Police & Crime Plan was presented and the Board agreed to provide feedback to the Police & Crime Plan during the consultation period.

15 January 2013 - Brighton Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Pavilion Buildings, Brighton

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with representatives from the Business Crime Reduction Partnership to get an understanding of their work and the possibilities for future collaborative working.

15 January 2013 - Opening of the Neighbourhood Policing Satellite Office

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Broadfield Library, Crawley

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended the opening of the new Neighbourhood Policing Satellite office at the Broadfield Library in Crawley and met with key partners involved.

16 January 2013 - ICV South East Regional Scheme Administrators' Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Venue: PCC's Office, Hampshire

Outcome:
Bi-annual meeting with counterparts across the region. Outcomes feed into ICVA Executive Committee, of which Sussex is the regional representative.

16 January 2013 - Ministerial Working Group on Violence Against Women and Girls, Home Office

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Victim Focus

Venue: Home Office, London

Outcome:
The Commissioner was one of two PCC's taking part in a Ministerial Working Group for Violence Against Women and Girls.

16 January 2013 - Meeting with Surrey PCC, DPCC and CEO

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
First official meeting with the PCC, DPCC and CEO from Surrey. Useful exchange of ideas and future working.

16 January 2013 - Stonewall reception to celebrate launch of Workplace Equality Index, London

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: London

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended a reception event in London with the Deputy Chief Constable. Sussex Police were awarded and placed back into the Top 100 Employers.

16 January 2013 - Meeting police officers and staff at the Early Turn in Horsham Police Station

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Horsham Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with several officers on the Horsham District at their 7am early briefing and gained an understanding of the issues facing this district and the measures being taken by the District Commander to address them.

17 January 2013 - West Sussex Divisional Accountability Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley Police Station

Outcome:
Updated on the performance of Sussex Police West Sussex Division. Discussed how each of the districts were performing across all areas of satisfaction and in particular all injury violence.

17 January 2013 - Meeting with SpeakUp Forum, 3VA, CVSF, Sussex Safer Future Communities

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting to begin developing important relationships with the voluntary sector and to discuss future collaborative working. All agreed to provide feedback on the Police & Crime Plan during the consultation period.

17 January 2013 - Meeting with representatives of Bangladeshi & Sudanese Communities

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Meeting to initiate and develop good working relationships and discuss issues pertinent to the Police & Crime Plan.

17 January 2013 - Meeting with Chair of Sussex Crimestoppers

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Discussed proposals from central Crimestoppers that would potentially impact upon Sussex. PCC agreed to make representations to central office on behalf of Sussex if required.

19 January 2013 - Ansty Residents Association Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Ansty

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended the Ansty Residents Association meeting to discuss her priorities within the Police & Crime Plan.

21 January 2013 - Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive of Eastbourne Borough Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with Leader and CEO. Discussed CSP funding and agreed OSPCC representation on CSP and agreed to feed back into Police & Crime Plan.

21 January 2013 - Horsham NHW Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

Outcome:
The Commissioner presented her priorities within the Police & Crime Plan to a meeting of the Horsham Neighbourhood Watch and took questions from members of the public and NHW Volunteers.

21 January 2013 - Meeting with the Editor of Sussex Newspaper Groups

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Outcome:
Introductory meeting with Group Editor and News Editor where it was suggested that the Commissioner may wish to write a regular column in the West Sussex Gazette to keep residents informed of her strategies and actions for cutting crime in the county.

22 January 2013 - Keeping People Safe Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
Contributed to this Silver Level Board and heard updates relating to Collaboration, Smarter Systems and the Regional Mobilisation Hub.

22 January 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Police Licensing and Public Safety Manager & Supt Wilson

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Detailed briefing on licensing issues within Sussex. Discussed licensing opportunities regarding the Late Night Levy and where the Commissioner can promote a wider understanding with other partners.

22 January 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Theobald, B&HCC

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Discussed draft Police & Crime Plan and community safety issues in Brighton & Hove.

23 January 2013 - Neighbourhood Policing Working Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
Sussex Police Silver Level Board - strategic discussions including increasing number of Special Constables and partnership working with street communities.

23 January 2013 - Safer Crawley Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley

Outcome:
Presented the Police & Crime Plan to the CSP. Positive feedback was received regarding the priorities and objectives. Discussed a draft of the SCP Strategic Assessment which demonstrated clear links to the Police & Crime Plan.

23 January 2013 - APCC Conference, London

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Met with all PCC's/Deputy PCC's from across England and Wales. Heard from Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP, Minister of State and Tom Winsor, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

23 January 2013 - Meeting with Nick Herbert MP, House of Commons, London

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Discussed policing in Sussex, the role of the PCC and crime issues across Sussex.

24 January 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Police - Policing the Hunting Act

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
Met with Sussex Police to discuss hunting across the county and the policing response.

24 January 2013 - Meeting with Head of Roads Policing, Sussex Police

Attended by: PCC, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Detailed briefing from the Head of the Roads Policing Unit at Sussex Police and discussed Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Speed Awareness Courses, Operation Crackdown and Community Speed Watch.

24 January 2013 - LGC Community Involvement Day

Attended by: CEO

Venue: London

Outcome:
The Chief Executive attended the Local Government Chronicle event and judged on the awards panel.

24 January 2013 - Interview with Spirit FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone interview

Outcome:
Telephone interview to publicise the live Facebook chat on 25 January - www.facebook.com/sussexpcc

24 January 2013 - Shadowed by Rachel O'Brien

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
The Commissioner was shadowed for the day by Rachel O'Brien from Journalist Works.

24 January 2013 - Attending West Sussex Independent Advisory Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed members of the West Sussex Independent Advisory Group on her priorities within her Police & Crime Plan and received positive feedback.

24 January 2013 - Meeting with Revd. Terry, Sussex Police Chaplain

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting to gain an understanding of the work done by the police chaplains to support officers and staff within Sussex Police.

24 January 2013 - Meeting police officers and staff at the Early Turn in Lewes Police Station

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with several officers on the Lewes District at their 7am early briefing and gained an understanding of the issues facing this district and the measures being taken by the District Commander to address them.

24 January 2013 - Filming for Independent Custody Visitors recruitment campaign

Attended by: PCC

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Video recording with PCC and a volunteer to help promote the role of ICVs and help with recruitment drive. Video uploaded to www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk.

25 January 2013 - Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive - Wealden District Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with Leader and CEO. Discussed CSP funding and agreed OSPCC representation on CSP.

25 January 2013 - Speaking at the Sussex Police Federation Joint Branch Board

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
CEO represented the Commissioner due to a diary clash with Facebook debate. Valuable interaction with representatives of the federated ranks.

25 January 2013 - Operation Marble - Hastings

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence, Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hastings Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner went out on the 9pm-2am late-night patrol with Special Constables in Hastings as part of Operation Marble to understand the policing of the town's night-time economy. It included a tour of the custody facilities and an opportunity to meet officers and staff.

25 January 2013 - BBC Sunday Politics Show (South and South East) - filming

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: BBC Sussex, Broadcasting House

Outcome:
Down the line interview to talk about the Police & Crime Plan and the budget. Broadcast on BBC South East and BBC South Politics Show.

25 January 2013 - First Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Live Facebook Webchat

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
The Commissioner answered questions from the public during her first live Facebook webchat.

28 January 2013 - Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive of Lewes District Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with Leader and CEO. Discussed CSP funding and agreed OSPCC representation on CSP and agreed to feedback into Police & Crime Plan.

28 January 2013 - Meeting of the Hastings Local Strategic Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Town Hall, Hastings

Outcome:
Spoke to the Hastings Local Strategic Partnership about priorities and plans for the future of policing and crime. Answered questions and members agreed to feed back to Police & Crime Plan.

28 January 2013 - Panel Meeting in Lancing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Lancing

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with the public and local residents in Lancing , West Sussex and answered questions and took feedback for the Police & Crime Plan.

29 January 2013 - PCC Update Briefing on Estates

Attended by: PCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Update briefing from the Director of Finance and Estates Manager on the current estates strategy.

29 January 2013 - Adur & Worthing CSP

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Worthing Town Hall

Outcome:
Presented the Police & Crime Plan and took feedback on the priorities and plans for the future. The feed back was supportive and forthcoming, especially around the plans to increase the number of Specials.

29 January 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful meeting to discuss proposed changes within the probation service and the forthcoming consultation. Commissioner agreed to consider the implication for Sussex and to make a response to the consultation.

29 January 2013 - Meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive of Crawley Borough Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with Leader and CEO. Discussed CSP funding and agreed OSPCC representation on CSP and agreed to feedback into Police & Crime Plan.

29 January 2013 - BBC Drive-Time Interview re ICV Recruitment

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone interview

Outcome:
Interview with Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) volunteer and scheme manager to publicise the current recruitment drive and to explain about the role of a volunteer Independent Custody Visitor (ICV).

29 January 2013 - eeting with representatives of the TELL MAMA Project

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
Meeting with members of Faith Matters to discuss issues affecting the Muslim community and agreed to feedback into Police & Crime Plan.

29 January 2013 - Meeting to discuss policing of the Hunting Act 2004

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: PCC's Office

Outcome:
The Commissioner hosted a meeting between Sussex Police and Masters of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt to discuss hunting across the county and the policing response.

30 January 2013 - Presenting at the WSCC, Member Development Event

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Outcome:
CEO presented the draft Police & Crime Plan to councillors. Answered questions regarding PCC plans to engage and work with partners and took feed back for the Police & Crime Plan.

30 January 2013 - Meeting with the Editor of The Argus

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: The Argus, Brighton

Outcome:
Introductory meeting to identify shared goals for readership in Sussex and to understand the approach from The Argus to news and stories.

30 January 2013 - Speaking at the Sussex Police East Sussex Divisional Awards Ceremony

Attended by: PCC

Venue: East Sussex National Golf Course

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed officers and families at the East Sussex Divisional Accountability Awards Ceremony.

31 January 2013 - Safer Hastings Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hastings Fire Station

Outcome:
Presented the Police & Crime Plan and took feed back on the priorities and plans for the future.

31 January 2013 - Attending the Landport & Pells Panel Meeting, Lewes

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Landport, Lewes

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended a public evening panel meeting in the Pells and Landport area of Lewes District and answered questions. Local PCSO was also in attendance.

31 January 2013 - Attending the Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Practitioners Conference

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The Commissioner was on the judging panel for Neighbourhood Problem Solving Case Studies and attended workshops with PCs and PCSOs in Neighbourhood Policing teams.

February 2013

1 February 2013 - Weekly Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Surrey Police HQ

Outcome:
Discussed Force performance and operational matters. Action: Arrange to attend Brighton & Hove Performance Meeting to gain better understanding of crime stats in the city.

1 February 2013 - South East Region ACPO & PCC Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

Outcome:
Discussed performance across regional organised crime units and regional collaboration opportunities.

1 February 2013 - South East Region PCCs and Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

Outcome:
First meeting of the South East Region PCCs. Discussed future working and national agendas.

4 February 2013 - Live interview on BBC Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Outcome:
The Commissioner was interviewed about her decision to appoint a Deputy PCC and responded to comments from members of the Police & Crime Panel.

5 February 2013 - London Road Brighton Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Calvary Hall, Brighton

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with the public and local residents. She answered questions from the public and talked about her Police & Crime Plan priorities and local issues.

5 February 2013 - Briefing with Youth Offending Teams

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with Youth Offending Team (YOT) Managers from East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove to hear of the work they do with young offenders. The PCC met with five young offenders from Sussex whose lives are impacted positvely as a result of the work done by the YOTs.

5 February 2013 - Meeting with police officers and staff at the early turn in Haywards Heath

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath Police Station

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with staff and officers at their 7am briefing in Haywards Heath. Discussions centred around that days patrol, local items and people of interest and the Commissioner answered questions from officers.

6 February 2013 - PCC briefing on Special Constables from ACC Merrett

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed plans and review for Special Constables including recruitment, training and retention. Further meeting in six weeks to monitor progress.

6 February 2013 - Meeting with Head of Troubled Families for West Sussex County Council

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner gained a further understanding of the work carried out in the district relating to West Sussex County Council "Think Family" programme. The Commissioner is to organise a meeting with the Lead at the Department of Communities and Local Government.

6 February 2013 - Meeting with the Leader, Director of Regeneration and Cabinet Member for Community Safety at Hastings Borough Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with representatives of Hastings Borough Council. Discussed Community Safety Partnership (CSP) funding and agreed OSPCC representation on the CSP. Action: Feed back into Police & Crime Plan.

7 February 2013 - Briefing with Supt Blaker, Programme Manager, "Niche"

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
Detailed briefing and demonstration on new Niche IT system. Niche is a record management system that has enormous potential to improve efficiency and increase the proportion of time officers are out in communities.

7 February 2013 - Weekly Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

7 February 2013 - Visit to Crawley with Henry Smith MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Crawley

Outcome:
Met with Henry Smith, Gatwick Business Watch Manager, Neighbourhood Watch Chairman and council representatives to further understand business crime and community needs.

7 February 2013 - Police and Crime Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
Sussex Police & Crime Panel Confirmation Hearing for the Appointment of Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, Steve Waight. 

11 February 2013 - Meeting with Lisa Perretta, Business Crime Reduction Manager, Brighton & Hove Business Forum.

Attended by:

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed the Police & Crime Plan and how to link with the Business Crime Reduction Partnerships in Sussex operating across the daytime and nighttime economy.

11 February 2013 - The Rotary Club of the Sussex Vale

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Mid Sussex Golf Course

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed the Rotary Club of The Sussex Vale, explained the breadth of her role and the priorities that are definied in the Police & Crime Plan.

11 February 2013 - Tour of Hove Town Hall front office

Attended by:

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
The Commissioner was provided a tour of the new front office facilities at Hove Town Hall prior to the official opening on the 12 February 2013.

12 February 2013 - Parliamentary conference: Early Intervention and Police and Crime Commissioners

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The Commissioner and CEO attended a parliamentary conference for PCCs on Early Intervention. Heard from Graham Allen MP (Chair, Early Intervention Foundation), Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne and Louise Casey (Director of Troubled Families Unit, Deptartment for Communities and Local Government, Home Office). Also heard from Ch/Supt Irene Curtis (President Elect of Police Supts. Association) and represenatives from Solihull regarding practical policies for policing and early intervention.

12 February 2013 - Opening of Sussex Police facilities at Hove Town Hall

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
The DPCC attended the opening for the new facilities at Hove Town Hall, which would be open to the public on the 14 February. Also in attendance was the Chief Constable and Insp. Jason Hazzard.

13 February 2013 - Meeting with Ernst & Young, External Auditors

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting with the appointed external Auditors. Discussed the transition programme and the visible progress in first few weeks of office. Also discussed the future of external audit of the OSPCC and Sussex Police following the Stage 2 Transfer.

13 February 2013 - Weekly Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

13 February 2013 - Horsham District Community Safety Partnership Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Horsham District Council offices

Outcome:
Attended the Horsham CSP and spoke about the Commissioner's plans and priorities and how they link with the Partnership. Debbie Beck attended.

13 February 2013 - Woodingdean Tenants and Residents Association AGM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Woodingdean Community Centre

Outcome:
The PCC addressed the meeting and talked about her role and priorities within her Police & Crime Plan. Also answered questions from the public regarding local priorities including reducing criminal damage and addressing traffic issues, especially anti-social parking. PCSO Harrison and Sgt. Durkan were also in attendance.

14 February 2013 - Domestic Violence and Abuse Briefing with East Sussex County Council

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
Update briefing with the Head of Performance and Engagement outlining the strategy and ongoing work in respect of domestic violence and abuse in East Sussex. Debbie Beck attended.

14 February 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Graham Cox, Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
The PCC met with Cllr Cox and discussed issues within Brighton & Hove.

14 February 2013 - Sussex Safer Road Roads Partnership (SSRP) Conference

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
The PCC attended and addressed the Safer Sussex Roads Partnership conference and engaged with police and other partners on issues relating to road safety.

15 February 2013 - Meeting with Valerie Pierce, Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed impact on Brighton & Hove Communities of proposed changes to benefits and population growth. Dan Steadman attended.

15 February 2013 - Twenty-Four Down Skate/BMX a Thon

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Ponswood Ind Estate, St Leonards

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended the launch of the Twenty-Four Down Skate/BMX a thon.

15 February 2013 - 

Ashdown Forest Parishes Road Safety Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Ashdown Forest Centre

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed a meeting of the Ashdown Forest Road Safety Partnership and discussed her Police & Crime Plan.

16 February 2013 - Lancing Street Surgery

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Lancing Children's Centre

Outcome:
The Commissioner joined Tim Loughton MP for a street surgery in Lancing to meet residents and discuss their priorities and concerns for policing and crime in the area.

17 February 2013 - Audit Committee Training Session

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
First training session for Audit Committee members ahead of their first meeting in March.

18 February 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
The Chief Executive met with the Chief Constable to discuss a number of matters relating to police accountability.

19 February 2013 - Keynote speech by Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The Deputy Commissioner heard a keynote speech from the Minister of State for Policing in London along with other PCCs.

19 February 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive of Surrey & Sussex Probation and Chief Executive Surrey PCC

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed the future of probation services in Sussex and Surrey following the publication of Government plans to "Transform Rehabilitation".

19 February 2013 - Visit to Sussex Police Crime and Justice Department

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with officers and staff at Sussex House, Brighton.

20 February 2013 - Sussex Police Future Workplace

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Centenary House, Worthing

Outcome:
The Deputy Commissioner visited Worthing Police Station to view the future workplace arrangements being introduced. Officers and staff were present to ask questions.

20 February 2013 - Meeting with Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South East

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed the journey of victims through the Criminal Justice System especially the treatment of Domestic Violence and Abuse Victims. PCC and CPS to explore opportunity for closer working around Domestic Violence and Abuse and the potential to initiate a pilot scheme in Sussex.

20 February 2013 - Meeting with the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner for the South East

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner and her Chief Executive met with the IPCC Commissioner Mr Mike Franklin and his successor Jennifer Izekor and discussed future working relationships. It was agreed that the PCC and IPCC Commissioner would meet quartely and have regular telephone contact.

20 February 2013 - Quality Streets Event in Eastbourne

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hanover Court, Rodmill Rd, Eastbourn

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended a Quality Streets Event in Eastbourne which was attended by local councillors, police officers and residents. The PCC took questions from members of the public and Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.

21 February 2013 - Criminal Justice System Conference

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Inspirational speech from Lord Leveson, particularly relating to the role of a PCC within the criminal justice system. Also heard from CPS representatives and participated in various workshops.

21 February 2013 - APCC Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Meeting in London of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners to discuss formation of a national body, it was agreed that a steering group be appointed to take this forward. The 41 PCC's present also discussed governance issues.

22 February 2013 - Weekly Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

22 February 2013 - Interview with group editor, Alan Lewis, of Splash, Bright & Sovereign & Arrow FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner was interviewed about her time in Office so far and responded to Tweets and questions submitted by listeners. The interview was broadcast on Arrow, Splash, Spirit and Bright FM on 25.02.2013 throughout the day.

22 February 2013 - Meeting with Mr Nick Gibb MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner discussed policing and crime in this district of Sussex. Mr Gibb raised the issue of drugs and anti social behaviour and visible policing.

23 February 2013 - Superintendents' Association Southern Region Annual Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended the annual meeting and dinner for the Southern Region Superintendents' Association.

25 February 2013 - Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive, Rother District Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Useful first meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive. Discussed Community Safety Partnership (CSP) funding and agreed OSPCC representation on the CSP and agreed to feed back into Police & Crime Plan.

25 February 2013 - ASB and Hate Crime Toolkit Launch

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

Outcome:
The OSPCC attended the launch of the ASB and Hate Crime Toolkit which has been designed by organisations, agencies and communities with common interests in tackling ASB and Hate Crimes across Sussex.

25 February 2013 - Rother District Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bexhill Town Hall

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed a meeting of Rother District Council, presented her priorities within her Police & Crime Plan and took questions. It was agreed that the Commissioner would be invited back in a years time to measure progress and outcomes.

25 February 2013 - Networking Event with the Voluntary and Community Sector

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Worthing Town Hall

Outcome:
The Commissioner addressed the voluntary and community sector at a networking event and presented her priorities within the Police & Crime Plan.

26 February 2013 - Policing Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended a conference in London on policing accountability.

26 February 2013 - Meeting with Jeremy Browne MP and Graham Allen MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: House of Commons, London

Meeting to discuss the role of PCCs in early intervention.

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with Home Office Minister along with two other PCCs to discuss input into early intervention. It was agreed that Sussex PCC would work with the Early Intervention Foundation and receive support necessary to explore opportunities within Sussex.

26 February 2013 - Know Dementia Community Meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Henfield Village Hall

Outcome:
The Deputy Commissioner attended a community meeting run by a local Know Dementia charity to raise awareness of the difficulties and challenges of those living with dementia in the community.

27 February 2013 - Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Simply Italian, Eastbourne

Outcome:
The Commissioner attended and addressed a meeting of the Sovereign Harbour Club and highlighted her priorities within her Police & Crime Plan. Residents raised questions around the fear o crime and feeling safer in Eastbourne. Chief Insp Steve Biglands was also in attendance.

28 February 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Police Unison representative

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Commissioner met with staff from Sussex Police Unison and discussed future working arrangements. It was agreed that the Commissioner would provide an update on the Deputy PCC appointment and show how savings were being made whithin the Office of the PCC as a result. This would be circulated to all members.

28 February 2013 - Visit to Brighton Probation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Lancaster House, Brighton

Outcome:
The Commissioner visited the Probation Team in Brighton and discussed Violence against People and Integrated Offender Management. The Commissioner also met two offenders and their probation officers to gain an insight into their work. The MOJs "Transform Rehabilitation" proposals was also discussed at length as this will affect and change current probation work in sussex.

March 2013

1 March 2013 - Operation Archer, PREVENT Seminar

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The Deputy PCC will attend the Sussex Police PREVENT Seminar.

Outcome:
Discussions on a range of options to reduce or prevent the possibility of terrorist threats in Sussex.

4 March 2013 - Interviews for Independent Custody Visitors

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County wide

Interviews will take place between the 4 - 6 March for Independent Custody Visitors.

Outcome:
Interviews took place across the County as part of the recruitment drive for new Independent Custody Visitors, a voluntary role, run by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. ICVs visit detainees in police custody to check on the welfare of those detained and to ensure their human rights are being upheld. This independent scrutiny provides vital reassurance to the public and both these roles illustrate how local people can make a difference to their community.

4 March 2013 - Counter Terrorism and Serious Oraganised Crime Briefing

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Thatcham

The Deputy PCC will attend a briefing with other PCCs.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC attended a briefing with other PCCs from the South East Region on Counter Terrorism and Serious Organised Crime Groups.

4 March 2013 - Worthing Youth Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Worthing Town Hall

The Commissioner will attend a meeting of the West Sussex Youth Council to discuss her role.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC attended a meeting of the Worthing Youth Council on behalf of the Commissioner as part of the Commissioner's commitment to working and engaging with young people in Sussex. Discussions centred around young people feeling unsafe in unlit public spaces at night. The DPCC has since been able to speak to the Council and police about this issue to help make young people feel safer.

5 March 2013 - Meeting with The Cybersmile Foundation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with representatives from The Cybersmile Foundation.

Outcome:
The PCC met with a representative from The Cybersmile Foundation, the UKs first dedicated cyberbullying charity and discussed the practical help, support and advice offered to anybody affected by cyber-bullying and online hate campaigns. The PCC stated her support for future work of the charity.

5 March 2013 - Meeting with PC Kate Brookman QPM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The Commissioner will meet with PC Kate Brookman who has just been awarded the Queens Police Medal.

Outcome:
The PCC met with PC Kate Brookman QPM who had recently been awarded the Queen's Medal and discussed her vital work with schools across the Wealden district.

6 March 2013 - Meeting with The Presiding Judges for the South East Region

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Royal Courts of Justice

The PCC will join other PCCs from the South East Region to meet with the Presiding Judges.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Royal Courts of Justice with other PCCs from the South East Region and met with the Presiding Judges. It was agreed that a further meeting would be arranged later in the year and this would come a regular occurrence.

6 March 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive and Leader of Horsham District Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Leader and Chief Executive of Horsham District Council.

Outcome:
The PCC had a useful first meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive of Horsham District Council and discussed Community Safety Funding and the Police & Crime Plan. It was agreed that the Commissioner would attend a meeting of Horsham District Council to present to members later in the year.

6 March 2013 - Meeting with Action for Change Chief Executive

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Greencoat House, St Leonards

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive of Action for Change and visit one of their service centres.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chief Executive of Action for Change at one of their local service centres and discussed alcohol misuse and the impact it has across the County. The PCC heard about their ongoing work to minimise the impact of alcohol misuse, which she is very supportive of.

7 March 2013 - Vulnerability Oversight Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
The Sussex Police board discussed hate crime and domestic abuse and scoping for work on the Domestic Abuse campaign and policy to be presented to the PCC when finalised.

7 March 2013 - Briefing with Detective Supt Black

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive a briefing on the Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Outcome:
The PCC received a detailed briefing from Det Supt Black on the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the South East and potential future changes.

7 March 2013 - Horsham CSP 'Preparing the Partnership Plan Conference'

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Capitol Theatre, Horsham

Outcome:
Attended the conference to refine the new strategic aims of the Horsham District Community Safety Partnership and to ensure the aspirations and ambitions of all partner agencies and organisations are debated and incorporated within the new 2013 Partnership Plan.  

7 March 2013 - Meeting with Professor of Criminology and Public Order, Peter Squires

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with a Professor of Criminology and Public Order at the University of Brighton.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Professor Peter Squires from Brighton University and discussed the possibility of future work and internships with the OSPCC. It was agreed that a future meeting would be arranged with the Chief Executive to progress idesa.

7 March 2013 - East Grinstead Town Council - Public Service Board meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

The PCC will join a meeting of the committee.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the East Grinstead Town Council's Public Service Board and discussed her role as PCC and her future plans within her Police & Crime Plan. Questions focused on PCSOs, the local police station and prevention work. The PCC also met members of the public after the meeting.

7 March 2013 - Mid Sussex Partnership Board

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Triangle, Burgess Hill

The Commissioner will attend a meeting of the Mid Sussex Partnership Board to discuss community safety.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Mid Sussex Partnership Board and presented her Police & Crime Plan and discussed other community safety related matters with officers, councillors and health representatives.

8 March 2013 - PCC signs Youth Charter

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC demonstrated her commitment to engage positively with young people by signing up to the PCC Youth Charter which sets out the principles for good youth engagement for PCCs and was put together by young people.

8 March 2013 - Meeting with West Sussex MPs

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The Commissioner will meet with MPs for West Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC met with MPs, Cabinet Member Cllr Field, the Leader of the Council and other staff to share views on Gypsy Traveller concerns. The situation with regard to the allocation of official transit sites was discussed and the duty for District and Borough councils to provide these sites. It was agreed that a working group would be set up and Chaired by West Sussex County Council, made up of selected members from District and Borough councils. The PCC agreed to attend the West Sussex Cooperative on the 12 March.

8 March 2013 - Serving Sussex Leadership Forum

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The King's Centre, Burgess Hill

The Commissioner will address police officers and staff at a leadership forum.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed Senior Sussex Police officers and staff at their Leadership Forum in Burgess Hill and discussed her Police & Crime Plan (PCP) and how the operational delivery plan objectives fit into the PCP.

11 March 2013 - East Sussex Drugs & Alcohol Action Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
Discussed the ongoing work to reduce the availability and use of drugs in the county and help people with drug and alcohol problems to overcome them.

11 March 2013 - Interviews for statutory post of Chief Finance Officer

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Pelham House, Lewes

The PCC and DPCC will join interviews with candidates for the statutory post of Chief Finance Officer.

Outcome:
The PCC held interviews for the Chief Finance Officer Post. The Commissioner’s preferred candidate will meet with the Police & Crime Panel on the 4 April for a confirmation hearing before an appointment is made.

12 March 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
This meeting was cancelled due to disruption of the snow.

12 March 2013 - Meeting with East Sussex County Council about Troubled Families and Domestic Abuse

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
This meeting was cancelled due to disruption of the snow and has been re-arranged for the 2 April.

12 March 2013 - PCC sets council tax precept

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Outcome:
The PCC delivered her election promise and frozen the policing element of the Council Tax for the coming financial year. Taxpayers inSussexwill only pay £138.42 for a Band D property.

12 March 2013 - Visit to the Brighton Oasis Project

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will visit the Brighton Oasis Project.

12 March 2013 - Attendance at a meeting of the West Sussex Co-operative

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC will join members and speakers at the meeting.

Outcome:
This meeting was cancelled due to disruption of the snow and will be re-arranged.

13 March 2013 - Senior Command Course

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: College of Policing, Bramshill

The PCC will attend a Strategic Command Course.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Senior Command course ‘Project Athens’ in Bramshill. The day focused on how to enable the ‘frontline professional’ to fight crime and protect the public.  The PCCwas able to discuss her plans with officers and the need for the police to adopt ‘common sense policing’ and use language that the public understand.

14 March 2013 - East Sussex Divisional Accountability Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Grove Road Police Station

Outcome:
Updated on the performance of Sussex Police East Sussex Division. Discussed how each of the districts were performing across all areas of satisfaction and performance, with particular reference to hate crime.

14 March 2013 - Lewes Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Presented the Police & Crime Plan on behalf of the PCC and received positive feedback regarding the priorities and objectives. The performance of the Partnership was reviewed against their Plan, including updates from the police, fire and environmental agency. Also heard a presentation on Purple Flag from Maidsafe (the CSP in Maidstone) which is the accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night and is something that the CSP are considering.

14 March 2013 - Phone call with the Earl of Lytton

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC had a telephone conversation with The Earl of Lytton following correspondence he had made with her. They discussed his concerns with police and crime statistics in general, not specifically in Sussex.

14 March 2013 - Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: RNLI Office, North Harbour Quayside

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel. UPDATE: The meeting was cancelled by the Panel and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Outcome:
This meeting was cancelled by the Panel and will be rescheduled for a later date.

14 March 2013 - Interviews for the statutory post of Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Pelham House, Lewes

The PCC and DPCC will join interviews with candidates for the statutory post of Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer.

Outcome:
The PCCand DPCC held interviews for the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer. The Commissioner’s preferred candidate will meet the Police & Crime Panel on the 4 April for a confirmation hearing before an appointment is made.

15 March 2013 - Briefing with ACC Merrett on Special Constables

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received an update briefing from ACC Merrett. Discussed the PCCs plans to increase the number of Special Constables inSussex. The first cohort of 2013 starts in May and plans are being developed for wider scale recruitment with focus on geographic area.

15 March 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

The PCC's weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC discussed the police's performance with the Chief Constable set against four key areas in the Police & Crime Plan. The March performance update can be read here.

15 March 2013 - Crawley Conservative Association Annual Dinner

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Cricket Club, Three Bridges

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Crawley Conservative Association.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the Crawley Conservative Association at their Annual Dinner and took questions from the public.

15 March 2013 - Interviews for the statutory post of Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Pelham House, Lewes

The PCC and DPCC will join interviews with candidates for the statutory post of Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer.

Outcome:
ThePCCand DPCC held interviews for the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer. The Commissioner’s preferred candidate will meet the Police & Crime Panel on the 4 April for a confirmation hearing before an appointment is made.

15 March 2013 - East Sussex Divisional Away Day

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Barcombe Village Hall

The PCC will present the current version of the draft Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC and her Deputy attended part of the Divisional Away Day for officers on the East Sussex Division to present her Police & Crime Plan. Officers demonstrated how the four strategic objectives have been informed in their local operational delivery plan.

19 March 2013 - Keeping People Safe Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC contributed to this Strategic Level Board and heard updates relating to Smarter Systems and the Force Criminal Justice Department.

19 March 2013 - Meeting with representatives of the RSPCA

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

The PCC is meeting with the Chief Executive of the RSPCA to discuss animal welfare issues.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from the RSPCA and discussed future collaborative working with Special Constables in Sussexand the possibility of shared training centres.

19 March 2013 - Quarterly meeting with Leader and Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Kings House, Hove

The PCC is meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Outcome:
Quarterly meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council. It was agreed that the PCC would receive a briefing on their approach to the Troubled Families initiative.

19 March 2013 - Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Buxted Park Hotel

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce and discussed the Police & Crime Plan. The Commissioner highlighted that business crime was a focus within her Plan. Members had questions and concerns regarding the national 101 number, public confidence and business crime.

19 March 2013 - Jail and Bail Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton Town Hall

The PCC is taking part in a fund raising event for the Old Police Cells Museum and Sussex Crimestoppers.

Outcome:
The PCC took part in the Jail and Bail fundraising event and raised £500 for two charities; Old Police Cells Museum and Sussex Crimestoppers.

20 March 2013 - Briefing from ACC Pinkney and Supt Whitton

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC received a briefing from ACC Pinkney and Supt Whitton on the policing of this year’s March for England in Brighton.

20 March 2013 - Meeting with Community Speedwatch representative

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC met with Community Speedwatch representatives. Discussions focused around volunteers requesting feedback on the results obtained and considering the use of IT to collect and process data. Action – to promote ‘best practice’ roll out for Community Speedwatch across Sussex.

20 March 2013 - High Sheriffs' Annual Briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC will join the Chief Constable to provide a briefing to the incoming High Sheriff of West Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC provided a briefing, along with the Chief Constable and the Chairman of the Western Branch Magistracy, to the incoming High Sheriff for West Sussex, Mr Patrick Burgess on policing within Sussex and her role as Police & Crime Commissioner.

20 March 2013 - County Wide Hate Crime Forum

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will attend a Hate Crime Forum run by Sussex Police.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed the first ever Hate Crime Forum run by Sussex Police and highlighted her commitment to tackling hate crime within her Police & Crime Plan. The event was attended by police officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, hate crime managers from the councils across Sussex and representatives from each of the five strands of hate crime (Disability, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual, Trans Gender, Race and Faith).

20 March 2013 - Interviews for Independent Custody Visitors

Attended by: CFO, OSPCC

Venue: Custody Centres

Interviews will take place across the County as part of the recruitment drive for new Independent Custody Visitors.

Outcome:
Interviews took place across the County as part of the recruitment drive for new Independent Custody Visitors, a voluntary role, run by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. ICVs visit detainees in police custody to check on the welfare of those detained and to ensure their human rights are being upheld. This independent scrutiny provides vital reassurance to the public and both these roles illustrate how local people can make a difference to their community.

20 March 2013 - Meeting with National Guide Dogs Charity

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC and Head of the Dog Unit at Sussex Police met with representatives from the national Guide Dogs charity for the Blind and Partially sighted. Concerns of dog on guide dog attacks were discussed, although no record of these types of attacks is recorded in Sussex. Sussex Police Dog Unit very aware and supportive, useful contacts made.

21 March 2013 - Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
The DPCC attended a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board. Discussed the introduction of information technology to the criminal justice system, which will bring significant savings and efficiencies but also a number of challenges that are currently being worked through.

21 March 2013 - Meeting with Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Secretary of State for Justice in London and discussed the 'Transforming Rehabilitation' programme.

21 March 2013 - Association of Police & Crime Commissioners Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend the general meeting of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the first Annual General Meeting of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and heard from Chris Grayling, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and the President of ACPO Sir Hugh Orde. Formal appointments were made at the meeting and the PCC was appointed to the College of Policing Board.

21 March 2013 - Sussex Crimestoppers Rural Crime Campaign Launch

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The South of England Centre

Outcome:
The DPCC attended the launch event for Sussex Crimestoppers Rural Crime Campaign. Addressed by Dr Peter James, Adam Quinney Vice-President of the NFU and the Chief Constable. Campaign promotes partnership working to prevent crime in rural areas, which is one of the PCCs key priorities.

21 March 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

The PCC's weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed the Force performance framework and reporting. Also discussed the Crimestoppers Rural Crime Initiative.

22 March 2013 - Chichester Conservative Association AGM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: East Pallant House

Outcome:
The PCC addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Chichester Conservative Association and discussed her priorities for Sussex within her Police & Crime Plan.

25 March 2013 - Strategic Finance Session

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Jubilee Libary, Brighton

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove Strategic Finance session on behalf of the Brighton & Hove Strategic Partnership to look at the impact of the financial situation on the delivery of all public services in the city during 2013-14 and beyond.

26 March 2013 - Networking Event with the Voluntary and Community Sector

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: WRVS Russell Centre, Eastbourne

The PCC will meet with Community Safety organisations in Sussex at a networking event.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the voluntary and community sector organisations at a networking event and presented her priorities within the Police & Crime Plan.

26 March 2013 - Meeting with the Editor of TR Beckett Newspaper Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Eastbourne Herald

Introductory meeting where the Editor will be putting readers questions to the PCC.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Editor and Head of News and recorded a vlog and online interview, which is available to view online.

27 March 2013 - Extended Policing Family Board

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will be attending the Sussex Police Board.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Sussex Police Board and heard about the work undergoing to recruit Special Constables.

27 March 2013 - Audit Committee Meeting

Attended by: DPCC, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

The first meeting of the joint Audit Committee.

Outcome:
First meeting of the Joint Audit Committee. The Committee appointed a Chairman for 2013-14 and reviewed their Terms of Reference. The agenda and reports can be found on the website here.

27 March 2013 - Meeting with officers and staff at their early turn briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Burgess Hill Police Station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 8am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and staff of the Neighbourhood Policing Team at their 8am early turn briefing. Discussions centered on local concerns and issues for the day ahead.

28 March 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will meet with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed ongoing complaints and firearms licensing.

28 March 2013 - Eastbourne Town Centre Neighbourhood Panel

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

The PCC will meet with the public at a meeting of the Eastbourne Town Centre Neighbourhood Panel.

Outcome:
The PCC met with local residents at a meeting in Eastbourne Town Centre and answered their questions.

April 2013

2 April 2013 - Meeting with Director of Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Director of Public Health for Brighton & Hove City Council.

Outcome:
Discussed  the importance of PCC input in the new Health & Wellbeing Board and looked at ways to engage on a range of crime and health issues, especially given both roles in determining joint needs assessments against which services will be commissioned.

2 April 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will be interviewed about the launch of her Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
ITV Meridian interviewed the PCC about the launch of her Police & Crime Plan.

3 April 2013 - Worthing Town Central Neighbourhood Panel Meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Ardington Hotel, Worthing

The Deputy PCC will be attending a meeting of the Worthing Town Central Neighbourhood Panel.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC updated the Panel on the Police & Crime Plan and how that would impact on policing in Worthing.

3 April 2013 - Live webchat

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC and DPCC will take part in a series of live webchats with District Commanders to launch the Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC and DPCC took part in a series of live webchats with the District Commanders to launch the Commissioner’s Police & Crime Plan and Sussex Police Operational Delivery Plan. The PCC and DPCC responded to questions from local residents.

3 April 2013 - EU Kosovo Study Visit

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC will take part in the EU Kosovo Study Visit looking at best practice for tackling community safety and domestic violence.

Outcome:
Met with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Regional Police Commander of Gjilan and the Chief of Department of Public Works of Gjilan Municipality as part of their visit to look at best practice for tackling community safety and domestic violence at other European local governments. PCC discussed with them her role as the first Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex and her intentions for tackling domestic violence across the County. 

4 April 2013 - Quarterly meeting with the Leader, Chief Executive and Lead for Community Safety

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Quarterly meeting with officers at East Sussex County Council.

Outcome:
The PCC and her Senior Team had their quarterly meeting with officers at East Sussex County Council. Discussed further joint working regarding the Governments Troubled Families Initiative and early intervention work. Also discussed PCC funding for the Community Safety Partnerships across East Sussex and policing of the Bexhill to Battle link road.

4 April 2013 - Police & Crime Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Confirmation hearing for the posts of Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer.

Outcome:
The PCC’s preferred candidates for the posts of Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer went in front of the Panel at a confirmation hearing.  Following the meeting Mr Mark Streater was appointed as Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer and Mr John Eagles was appointed as Chief Finance Officer. PCC decision notice can be read here.

4 April 2013 - Meeting with CRI, Health and Social Care Charity

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with a national Health and Social Care Charity.

Outcome:
Met with the Director and Business Development Manager of the charity CRI, who deliver substance misuse, criminal justice, and domestic abuse services to families and young people across Sussex and nationally across England and Wales. Discussed their services and facilities across Sussex and possible future involvement of the PCC.

5 April 2013 - Meeting with Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
Met with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable for the weekly accountability meeting. An update was provided on the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme and the PCC questioned the force use of ANPR cameras. PCC and DCC Agenda

8 April 2013 - Sussex Police Chief Officer Meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

The Deputy PCC will attend a meeting of the Sussex Police Chief Officers.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC attended a meeting of the force Chief Officers. PCC focus on outcomes within the Estates Strategy and other areas of policing were clarified.

8 April 2013 - Meeting with Mr Tomlinson, Crime Reduction Theory

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive a presentation of the Crime Reduction Theory 'Broken Windows'.

Outcome:
Received a presentation on the Crime Reduction Theory, Broken Windows which was used by the former Police Commissioner for the City of New York, Bill Bratton.

8 April 2013 - Steyning Annual Parish Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Steyning Centre

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Steyning Parish Council to present to members and the public.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of the public at the Steyning Annual Parish meeting and answered questions relating to Gypsy Travellers sites, road safety and burglary.

8 April 2013 - Briefing from C/Supt Martin Walker

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive a briefing of the force's Troubled Family Initiative.

Outcome:
Received a detailed briefing on the force’s Troubled Family Initiative. West Sussex has identified the most deprived areas by child poverty, prioritising areas for PCSO coverage, and have engaged with partners to encourage them to contribute extra resources.

9 April 2013 - Evidence Based Policing Conference

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Cambridge University

The PCC and DPCC will attend a conference at Cambridge University and hear from Senior Police officers, representatives from the College of Policing and Cambridge University.

Outcome:
The PCC and DPCC attended a conference at Cambridge University and heard about the advantages of evidence based policing in relation to Policing in Sussex.  They also met Professor Lawrence Sherman, other PCCs and practitioners.

10 April 2013 - Meeting with HMI Zoe Billingham

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Her Majesty's Inspector Zoe Billingham from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Her Majesty’s Inspector Zoe Billingham. They discussed the HMIC forthcoming inspection “Valuing the Police 3” which will take place later in May.

10 April 2013 - Neighbourhood Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Ninfield Methodist Church

The PCC will meet with members of the public in Ninfield.

Outcome:
The PCC met with residents in Ninfield at a public meeting. She presented her priorities within her Police & Crime Plan and answered questions relating to speeding, anti social driving and road safety especially on the Hewe to Ninfield Road. There was particular interest in Operation Crackdown procedures. Residents also asked questions on Specials.

10 April 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

The PCC will be interviewed for BBC South East.

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by BBC South East about hate crime and the possibility of expanding the definition of hate crime to include other groups. The Commissioner explained that any extension would be subject to robust consultation. This research has yet to be carried out. The PCC welcomed the debate around the definition of hate crime that includes the consideration of other groups in vulnerable situations e.g. the elderly and supports anything that helps officers identify hate crimes more accurately and take appropriate action. Public confidence is one of the key priorities within the PCC’s Police & Crime Plan ‘Safer in Sussex’. In order to demonstrate public confidence she has set a specific target within the Plan to increase the reporting of hate crimes and will be working closely with Sussex police and partners to implement strategies that encourage this.

11 April 2013 - Meeting with Department for Communities and Local Government

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will meet with the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Outcome:
General discussion regarding Sussex Police and partners work within the early intervention agenda.

11 April 2013 - Rustington Parish Council Annual General Meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Rustington

The Deputy PCC will speak to members of Rustington Parish Council.

Outcome:
The DPCC attended the Annual General Meeting for Rustington Parish Council and explained the Police & Crime Plan and the local impact from change in approach outlined.

11 April 2013 - Meeting with officers and staff at their 3pm late turn briefing

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hammonds Drive, Eastbourne

The Deputy PCC will meet with officers at their late turn briefing.

Outcome:
Discussed day to day impact of Police & Crime Plan with duty police officers.

11 April 2013 - East Sussex Association of Local Councils Executive Committee

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Office of the Sussex PCC

The Deputy PCC will attend a meeting of the East Sussex Association of Local Councils on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC presented the Police & Crime Plan to the Association followed by a Q&A session with council members.

11 April 2013 - Tackling ASB: New Powers for Approach

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will present at an Anti Social Behaviour Conference in London.

Outcome:
The PCC presented at a conference in London on the Community Trigger Scheme which is being piloted by Sussex Police in Brighton & Hove and how Councils and PCCs can work collectively.

15 April 2013 - West Sussex Youth Cabinet

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC will attend a meeting of the West Sussex Youth Cabinet.

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the West Sussex Youth Cabinet. Mrs Bourne, the Youth Cabinet, Youth MPs and their deputies discussed strategies for reaching young people. The group were able to recommend joint consultation with Youth Cabinets in West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove as a way of reaching young people’s views on policing. Also discussed their contribution to the Government consultation 'Transforming Youth Custody (Putting Education at the Heart of Detention)'. A piece in the Crawley and Horley Observer on this meeting can be read here.

16 April 2013 - Chiddingly Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Chiddingly Village Hall

The PCC will attend a meeting of Chiddingly Parish Council.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting in Chiddingly and met with local residents. She discussed her Police & Crime Plan and answered questions from the public on police visibility and a recent spate of oil thefts. The Commissioner was delighted to introduce the new PCSO Hannah Parks to villagers.

16 April 2013 - Meeting with East Sussex Fire & Rescue Chief Fire Officer

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Fire Officer for East Sussex.

Outcome:
Met with the Chief Fire Officer for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and discussed the future of collaborative working with Sussex Police, which already takes place in some areas; for example the shared use of space. Further engagement will also follow regarding the Government’s Troubled Families Initiative in conjunction with the Commissioner’s office and partners.

16 April 2013 - Meeting with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath Police Station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
Met with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing. Discussions centered on local concerns and issues for the day ahead with local PC, PCSO and Sgt especially how the Police & Crime Plan will impact locally.

17 April 2013 - Strategic Independent Advisory Group Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will attend a meeting of the force Strategic IAG.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Force Strategic Independent Advisory Group to understand the work they do for Sussex Police.  Discussed the new performance dashboard and recent Hate Crime Forum. The IAG praised Sussex Police for the sensible handling of recent March for England and Sussex University occupation. There was also an update on work of the Force’s Equality Strategy.

17 April 2013 - Misconduct Panel Member training

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Training session for Misconduct Panel Members.

Outcome:
The two governance policy officers attended a half-day training session provided to senior officers at Sussex Police on how to operate a fair and effective misconduct system. This was a good opportunity for the OSPCC to have a clear understanding of the process, as the OSPCC has a statutory duty to administer Police Appeals Tribunals, which follow on from misconduct hearings.

17 April 2013 - Domestic Abuse Steering Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Slaugham Manor

A member of the OSPCC will attend the steering group on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The OSPCC policy lead for domestic abuse attended the meeting with Sussex Police and other partners to discuss the service to victims of domestic abuse and how performance can be improved in the investigation of cases across Sussex. The Commissioner was subsequently fully briefed.

 17 April 2013 - Safer Crawley Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Maidenbower Pavilion, Crawley

A member of the OSPCC will attend the Safer Crawley Partnership on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended the meeting and discussed the funding allocation for the year 2013/14 which has been guaranteed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner’s future plans for funding 2014 onwards was discussed.

17 April 2013 - The Big Event 2013

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: International Tennis Club

A member of the OSPCC will be attending The Big Event 2013 conferene for the Voluntary Sector.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended the Speak-Up event about communicating and influencing effectively.  This provided an opportunity to ask questions of commissioners and meet with third sector organisations.

17 April 2013 - Meeting with residents

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Framfield

The PCC will meet with residents in Framfield.

Outcome:
The PCC attended an evening meeting in Framfield with the local PCSOs and discussed with them their local concerns regarding local oil theft, police response to rural concern and public confidence. The PCC talked about the Police & Crime Plan and answered questions.

18 April 2013 - West Sussex Divisional Accountability Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley Police Station

A member of the OSPCC will attend the accountability meeting on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
Updated on the performance of the West Sussex Division within Sussex Police. Discussed how each of the districts were performing across all areas of performance, with particular reference to satisfaction.

18 April 2013 - Quarterly meeting with Surrey PCC

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

The PCC and DPCC will have their quarterly meeting with the Surrey PCC.

Outcome:
The PCC had her quarterly meeting with the PCC for Surrey and received an update from Sussex and Surrey police forces on collaboration.

18 April 2013 - East Sussex Strategic Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

The PCC is attending the East Sussex Strategic Partnership to talk to them about her Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to members of the East Sussex Strategic Partnership the Police & Crime Plan and answered their questions regarding fear of crime, media impact and the link of health and crime in partnership working.

18 April 2013 - Chichester District Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester District Council offices

A member of the OSPCC will attend the partnership on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC provided the meeting with an update regarding the Police & Crime Plan, the Chief Constable's Operational Delivery Plan and the appointment to the statutory positions in the OSPCC and the continued attendance at CSP meetings.

18 April 2013 - Victim Support Divisional Conference

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Ramada Hotel, Gatwick

A member of the OSPCC will attend a Victim Support Conference on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses attended the Divisional Conference where volunteers were presented with milestone awards in recognition of their contribution over a number of years.  The Chief Constable was also in attendance and awards were presented by the Princess Royal who is President of Victim Support and there was opportunity to discuss the work of the PCC with other partners across Sussex.

19 April 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly two hour accountability meeting with the Chief Constable and received an update on force performance, which she was able to question.  In particular, the PCC questioned the Chief Constable on the force’s approach to tackling burglary crime, which is often raised with her by members of the public. She requested a further update on how this was being handled, especially across Mid Sussex. The PCC also questioned the force’s delivery of tackling road safety, ASB and Domestic Violence and will be receiving more detailed briefings on these items in the future. The April performance update can be read here.

19 April 2013 - Public Engagement Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Crawley Town Centre

The PCC will be in Crawley Town Centre meeting with members of the public.

19 April 2013 - National Association of Retired Police Officers Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Blind Veterans UK Brighton Centre, Ovingdean

The PCC is attending the Annual General Meeting of the Brighton District of Retired Police Officers.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the Brighton & District NARPO Branch in the evening and talked about her role as Police & Crime Commissioner and answered questions.

19 April 2013 - Visit to Xtrax, Young Peoples Centre

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Xtrax, Hastings

The PCC is joining Amber Rudd MP to visit Xtrax, a young people's centre in Hastings.

Outcome:
The PCC visited Xtrax, a young people’s centre in Hastings with local MP, Amber Rudd and was able to meet with some of the users of the centre. Funding issues were highlighted and the PCC heard about the introduction of the new sporting facilities.

19 April 2013 - Visit to Respond Academy

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Respond Academy, St Leonards

The PCC is joining Amber Rudd MP to visit the Respond Academy in St Leonards, who work with young people in the community at risk of criminal convictions.

Outcome:
The PCC visited Respond Academy with the local MP, Amber Rudd. Respond Academy provides support to young people at risk of criminal convictions. The PCC discussed with them their projects and ways of developing these in the future.

22 April 2013 - Meeting with three upper tier authority and probation services leads for Community Safety

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Kings House, Brighton

The PCC and a member of her team will meet with each local authority Lead for Probation and Community Safety.

Outcome:
The PCC outlined her role in allocating funds to community safety partnerships up to and beyond April 2014.   The second part of the meeting was a discussion between the OSPCC lead for community safety and partners about developing a framework to measure their performance and the need for a pan Sussex approach.

22 April 2013 - Withyham Parish Assembly

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Groombridge Village Hall

The PCC is attending of a meeting of the Withyham Parish Council to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting in Withyham and met with local residents. She discussed her Police & Crime Plan and answered questions from the public on local concerns.

23 April 2013 - Meeting at the Home Office

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Home Office, London

The PCC will attend a meeting at the Home Office for all Police & Crime Commissioners.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the first meeting at the Home Office for all Police & Crime Commissioner’s and heard from Minister of State Jeremy Browne MP and the Home Secretary.

23 April 2013 - Meeting with Regional Director and Chairman of the Country Land Association

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC is meeting with the Regional Director and Chairman of the Country Land Association to discuss future working and rural crime.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Regional Director and Chairman of the Country Land Association to discuss future collaborative working and the PCCs commitment to tackling rural crime. It was agreed that a future meeting would be arranged to discuss Farm Watch.

23 April 2013 - Meeting with Independent Custody Visiting Association

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: London

The ICV Scheme Manager will attend a meeting of the Association.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended the ICVA Executive Committee meeting in London as the committee’s south-east regional representative. New training materials for ICVs were discussed.

24 April 2013 - Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

A member of the OSPCC will attend the partnership on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC presented the Police & Crime Plan on behalf of the PCC and received positive feedback regarding the priorities and objectives. The Partnership priorities have been refreshed to bring them more in line with the Police & Crime Plan. They congratulated Sussex Police and the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in terms of their performance over the previous Performance Plan Year.

24 April 2013 - East Sussex Women of the Year Lunch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: The Amex Stadium

The PCC will attend the East Sussex Womeon of the Year Lunch in aid of local charities.

Outcome:
The PCC attended and personally contributed to the East Sussex Women of the Year Lunch in aid of local charities supporting victims of domestic abuse. The event celebrated the enterprise and inspiration shown by women working in professional and voluntary roles in East Sussex.

24 April 2013 - Selsey Town Annual Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Town Hall, Selsey

The PCC will attend a meeting of Selsey Town Council to talk to members of the public.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting in Selsey and met with local residents. She discussed her plans within her Police & Crime Plan and answered questions from the public. A piece in the Chichester Observer about this meeting can be read here.

24 April 2013 - Meeting with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel to reflect on the first five months.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel to reflect on her first five months in office. The Chair questioned the PCC on her progress with her Annual Report which will be reviewed by the Panel on the 28 June. They also discussed the possibility of setting up a tasking group and inviting members of the Panel to spend a day with the PCC and her officers to gain a greater understanding of the work involved.

25 April 2013 - Brighton & Hove Divisional Accountability Leadership Forum

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton & Hove Police Station

A member of the OSPCC will attend the Sussex Police accountability forum on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
Heard updates relating to the Brighton & Hove Division within Sussex Police, with particular reference to estates, decision making and the new performance dashboard.

25 April 2013 - West Sussex Strategic Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Horsham

The PCC will present to the partnership.

Outcome:
The PCC attended and addressed a meeting of the West Sussex Strategic Partnership. She discussed her Police & Crime Plan and the future communication and engagement with the partnership. Future commissioning was also discussed.

25 April 2013 - Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hastings Centre

The PCC is attending a meeting to speak with members of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at their 7am breakfast meeting. The Business Watch Scheme run by police and partners was launched at the meeting with Chief Insp Phelps.

26 April 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable and discussed and questioned the policing of the March for England protests in Brighton.

26 April 2013 - Meeting with the UK Border Force

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the UK Border Force to discuss the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from the UK Border Force to discuss collaboration opportunities for independent custody visiting arrangements at Gatwick custody centre. It was agreed that the PCC would explore further engagement and help UKBF set this up. This will be the first time this collaboration has taken place in the UK.

27 April 2013 - East Sussex Magistrates Association Spring Training

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Community Centre, Eastbourne

The PCC will attend the Spring training for East Sussex Magistrates.

Outcome:
Attended a half day training session for the East Sussex Magistrates’ Association. The session focused on human trafficking exploitation and the definition, scale, indicators and difference between trafficking and smuggling, with a particular focus on Sussex.

29 April 2013 - Domestic Abuse Workshop

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Bridge Community Centre, Moulsecoomb

A member of the OSPCC will attend the workshop on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for domestic abuse attended a workshop with Sussex Police and other partners to identify the barriers of reporting domestic abuse. A professional facilitator led the workshop and developed a plan across Sussex to improve services to domestic abuse victims, a key priority in the Police & Crime Plan.

29 April 2013 - Surrey Sussex PCC Oversight Board

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Slaugham

The PCC and DPCC will attend a meeting with Surrey to discuss collaboration.

Outcome:
The PCC and DPCC attended a meeting of the Surrey Sussex PCC Oversight Board which was also attended by the Surrey PCC and DPCC and Chief Constables of Sussex and Surrey. The meeting saw a wholehearted commitment from both PCCs to work more closely together across all areas of business, wherever possible, and to see an expansion of the areas where services are delivered by teams made up of staff and officers from both forces. The PCC for Sussex and for Surrey will meet regularly to help shape plans and scrutinise delivery.

30 April 2013 - Assistant Chief Constable interviews

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Slaugham

Interviews for the joint Sussex Surrey Assistant Chief Constables.

Outcome:
The PCC was a member of the Panel for joint Assistant Chief Constable interviews with Surrey.

30 April 2013 - Meeting chaired by Lord Bradley

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: House of Lords, London

The Deputy PCC will attend the House of Lords to attend a meeting chaired by Lord Bradley.

Outcome:
Meeting with PCCs and Prison Reform Trust to consider how best to respond to vulnerable people in contact with the police.

30 April 2013 - Safe in the City Partnership

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Kings House, Hove

The Deputy PCC will present on the Police & Crime Plan to the Partnership.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC attended the Safe in the City Partnership and introduced the Police & Crime Plan and explained the change in policing.

30 April 2013 - Hove Rotary Club - partner evening

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: The Courtlands Hotel, Hove

The PCC will be addressing members of the Hove Rotary Club.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to the Hove Rotary Club about her role as Police & Crime Commissioner and talked about her Police & Crime Plan.

May 2013

1 May 2013 - Interviews for Assistant Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will sit on the Panel for ACC interviews.

Outcome:
The Commissioner was a member of the panel for joint Assistant Chief Constable interviews with Surrey. Mr Robin Smith was subsequently appointed.

1 May 2013 - Safer Rother Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bexhill Town Hall

A member of the OSPCC will attend the Safer Rother Community Safety Partnership.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended the meeting and discussed funding allocation for the year 2013/14 which has been guaranteed by the Commissioner. The Police & Crime Plan 2013-17 was presented.

1 May 2013 - Vulnerability Oversight Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

The OSPCC lead for Victims and Witnesses will be attending the Sussex Police board on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses attended the meeting with Sussex Police to review work in the key areas of  domestic violence, hate crime, serious sexual offences, anti social behaviour and children & young people.

1 May 2013 - Meeting with the Survivors' Network

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with reprsentatives' from the Survivors' Network. Discussed the services provided and how these can link with Sussex Police and other partners.

1 May 2013 - Meeting with Street Pastors representative

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The Deputy PCC will meet with a Street Pastor to hear about the work they do in Sussex.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with a Street Pastor representative and discussed the work they do across the County.  It was suggested that the PCC went out with the pastors to understand the work they do within the community.

1 May 2013 - Interview on Uckfield Community Radio

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

The Commissioner will be interviewed on Uckfield Community Radio.

1 May 2013 - Interview on Uckfield Community Radio

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Uckfield FM Studio

The PCC will be interviewed on Uckfield FM Community Radio.

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed on Uckfield FM Community Radio about her role and answered questions from the public on what influences she has made on policing, crime statistics, and speeding and how she will tackle the public’s concerns. 

2 May 2013 - Victims & Witnesses Delivery Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

A member of the OSPCC will attend a meeting with partners on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses met with other criminal justice sector partners to develop plans for more integrated working.

2 May 2013 - College of Policing Board Directors’ Away Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bramshill

Outcome:
Following the PCCs recent appointment as Director to the Board of the College of Policing she attended an away day at Bramshill.

2 May 2013 - Meeting with abandofbrothers

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with a representative from the local charity ‘abandofbrothers’ who work with male ex-offenders in a transformative way and discussed future working and involvement of the PCC.

2 May 2013 - Cuckfield Parish Council Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Queens Hall, Cuckfield

The PCC will attend the Cuckfield Parish Council Annual General Meeting to talk to members of the public.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the annual meeting of the Cuckfield Parish and presented to members of the public her Police & Crime Plan. She also answered questions on burglary, Neighbourhood Watch and Road Safety.

3 May 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC, joined by her Deputy, had her two hour weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable which focused on Finance.

3 May 2013 - Hastings Old Town Residents Association

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Stade Hall

The PCC is attending a meeting to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to members of the public at a meeting of the Hastings Old Town Residents Association. Discussed the Police & Crime Plan and answered questions relating to anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety.

3 May 2013 - Visit to the Substance Misuse Service

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

Outcome:
The PCC visited a Substance Misuse Service Centre in Brighton with Caroline Lucas MP. She met with John Bacon (Chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and others. The visit also included meeting with three people who were customers of this service and hearing their experiences.

3 May 2013 - Meeting with Caroline Lucas MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will meet with Caroline Lucas MP for Brighton Pavilion and visit a local Substance Misuse Service.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Caroline Lucas MP and discussed policing and crime concerns in the Brighton Pavilion Constituency.

7 May 2013 - College of Policing Board

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC attended her first Board meeting following her appointment. The Board of the College of Policing heard a report from the Chief Executive and reviewed the 2014 Business Plan.

7 May 2013 - Media Training

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC conducted an interview with BBC Sussex about ongoing collaboration between Sussex and Surrey Police forces.

7 May 2013 - Meeting with Director of Friends, Families and Travellers

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Community Base, Brighton

The PCC will meet with the Director of the national charity Friends, Families and Travellers.

Outcome:
This meeting has been re-arranged for a later date.

8 May 2013 - Meeting with the Deputy PCC for Surrey

Attended by: DPCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

The Deputy PCC and Chief Finance Officer will attend a meeting with the Deputy PCC for Surrey to discuss joint working.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC and Chief Finance Officer met with the Surrey PCC to discuss Estates and future collaboration.

8 May 2013 - Meeting with Tim Ellis, KBR

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with a Business Development Director for International Government, Defence and Support Services.

8 May 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Association of Local Councils

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will join the Chief Constable at his 6 monthly meeting with the Sussex Association of Local Councils.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Chief Constable’s six monthly meeting with representatives from the Sussex Association of Local Councils. Issues raised by SALC focused on parking and speeding in villages, volunteers and speed watch, theft and PCSOs.

8 May 2013 - Crawley & Gatwick Business Watch Radio Press Launch

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Crawley Town Hall

The Deputy PCC will attend a press launch in Crawley for Business Watch.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC attended the press launch for the upgrading of a new digital radio system. The system will allow even closer partnership working between members of the Business Watch and Sussex Police and Crawley Borough Council.

8 May 2013 - Rye Priority Setting Panel Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Rye Town Hall

The PCC will meet with the public at a meeting of the Rye Priority Setting Panel.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to members of the public at a meeting in Rye. She answered questions from the public on her Deputy appointment, late night levies and her views on out of court disposals.

9 May 2013 - Meeting with officers and staff at their 3pm late turn

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Durrington Police Station

The Deputy PCC will attend a late turn briefing for officers and staff at Durrington Police Station.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with officers and staff at their 3pm late turn briefing. Discussed the Police & Crime Plan and impact on policing locally.

9 May 2013 - Sussex Police briefings

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received update briefings on the Forces’ progress on plans to increase the number of Special Constables and ongoing work to support victims of Domestic Abuse.

9 May 2013 - ICV Panel Co-ordinators’ Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The ICV Scheme Manager met with the coordinators of the six custody centres to discuss the visiting statistics for the previous six months and other issues.

9 May 2013 - Hastings ICV Panel Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hastings Custody Centre

Outcome:
The ICV Scheme Manager attended the bi-annual meeting at Hastings Custody Centre to hear issues raised by ICVs and the Custody Inspector.

9 May 2013 - Lewes Conservative Patrons Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Newick Park Hotel

Outcome:
In the evening the PCC presented to members of the Lewes Conservative Patrons Club.

9 May 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Horsham

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by the West Sussex County Times, as a follow up to their feature on Mrs Bourne, published after the election. Questions focused on reflections of her first few months in office and the Police & Crime Plan. The article can be read in full here.

9 May 2013 - Visit to Southwater Community Office

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Southwater Community Office

The PCC will visit the Southwater Community Office to meet with the volunteers.

Outcome:
The PCC met with volunteers and officers at the community office in Southwater. She presented long-term service awards to volunteers and congratulated Southwater for the work that volunteers do in reducing crime locally.

10 May 2013 - ACPO National Security Briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC attended a briefing in London for PCCs to understand the full range of counter terrorism policing, including national security work and how we work together to protect communities against the constantly diversifying threat of terrorism.

 13 May 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC spoke to Police Professional magazine about her views around Early Intervention.

14 May 2013 - ICV South-East Regional Scheme Administrators’ Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Winchester

Outcome:
Twice-yearly meeting to discuss current issues, benchmarking data and to receive update from the Independent Custody Visiting Association Executive Committee.

14 May 2013 - Meeting to discuss engagement opportunities through Police.uk

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with a representative from the Home Office Police Transparency Unit to discuss ways of improving engagement through Police.uk.

14 May 2013 - Police Federation Board Dinner

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bournemouth

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Police Federation Board Dinner as a guest in Bournemouth and met with police officers and staff.

15 May 2013 - Worthing ICV Panel Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Worthing Custody Centre

Outcome:
The ICV Scheme Manager attended the bi-annual meeting at Worthing Custody Centre to hear issues raised by ICVs and the Custody Inspector.

15 May 2013 - Horsham Community Safety Partnership Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

A member of the OSPCC will attend the Community Safety Partnership Board on behalf of the Commissioner.

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC team attended the Board and discussed priorities and plans in respect of Horsham district.

15 May 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Knight

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed new ways of working and the impact of mobile technology on policing.

15 May 2013 - Police Federation Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre

The PCC will attend the Police Federation Conference in Bournemouth.

16 May 2013 - Prime Minister Reception for Women in Media

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC is attending the Prime Minister Reception in London for Women in the Media.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Prime Minsters Evening Reception for Women in the Media at Downing Street.

16 May 2013 - Bogor Regis Neighbourhood Watch Annual General Meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: The Regis School, Bognor Regis

The Deputy PCC is attendeding a meeting of the Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Watch to speak about the role of the Commissioner.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC addressed a meeting of the Bognor Regis NHW on behalf of the PCC. Discussed the role of the PCC and answered questions on issues of local concern.

16 May 2013 - High Sheriffs lunch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The PCC attended a lunch for the incoming and outgoing High Sheriffs which was hosted by the Chief Constable. The lunch was an opportunity for the PCC and Chief Constable to provide them with a briefing on policing in Sussex and future plans.

16 May 2013 - SHORE initiative Action Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Jurys Inn, Brighton

The PCC is speaking and taking part on the Panel at the Sussex Homeless Outreach Reconnection & Engagement (SHORE) initiative action day aimed at tackling rough sleeping and single homelessness in Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC attended and addressed the Sussex Homeless Outreach Reconnection & Engagement (SHORE) initiative conference and talked about the Forces’ partnership plans to work with SHORE and local organisations to tackle homelessness, ASB and crime amongst the street community.

17 May 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with the Chief Constable for the Performance Accountability Meeting and questioned him on the performance of April. A copy of the performance report can be read here.

17 May 2013 - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Old Steine, Brighton

The PCC speaking at the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

Outcome:
To celebrate the IDAHOBIT the PCC spoke to members of the LGBT Community and re-affirmed Sussex Police’s commitment to serving all communities across Sussex.

20 May 2013 - Meeting with Surrey PCC

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The PCC and her Senior Team met with the Surrey PCC and his Senior Team to discuss future collaboration and Stage2 Transfers.

20 May 2013 - Neighbourhood Policing Working Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing will attend the Board.

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended and discussed ongoing work including improvements in measuring performance.

20 May 2013 - Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Willingdon Primary School

The PCC is attending to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a packed evening meeting of the Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council and talked to the public about her role and plans for future policing. Issues discussed included road safety, licensing, restorative justice and preventing re-offending. The PCC was joined by local officers and a speaker from East Sussex House and Support Services.

21 May 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Executive of Horsham District Council

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Horsham

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC met with the Chief Executive of Horsham District Council and agreed in principle the partnership approach to estate planning in Horsham.

21 May 2013 - Addiction Research Showcase

Attended by: CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex University

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Drugs and Alcohol attended a showcase that demonstrated how research applies to interventions for substance misuse.

21 May 2013 - All Parishes Meeting

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: East Pallant House, Chichester

The Deputy PCC will attend a meeting for all Parish Counils in the Chichester District.

Outcome:
The Deputy PCC supported the approach of the police in dealing with unauthorised encampments in the Chichester Disrtict.

22 May 2013 - Extended Police Family Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended the meeting which focussed on areas such as Specials and volunteers.

22 May 2013 - Chichester ICV Panel Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Chichester Custody Centre

Outcome:
The ICV Scheme Manager attended the bi-annual meeting at Chichester Custody Centre to hear issues raised by ICVs and the Custody Inspector.

22 May 2013 - Meeting regarding Police Medical Care

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Coachmans Medical Practice, Crawley

Outcome:
The PCC met with two Doctors who had contacted her office regarding police force medical cover.

22 May 2013 - Meeting with Crawley Probation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley

The PCC is visitng the Crawley Probation Service.

Outcome:
The PCC met with probation officers in Crawley and received an update on the work they’re doing across the district. Discussions also focused on the Government’s “Transforming Rehabilitation" Consultation.

22 May 2013 - Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

The PCC and CEO will attend a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board. Items on the agenda included updates from Delivery Groups on Crime Reduction, Victims & Witnesses, the CJS Efficiencies Programme and a discussion regarding future Defence representation on the Board.

22 May 2013 - 

Sutton and Barlavington Parish Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Sutton Village Hall

The PCC is attending to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Sutton and Barlavington Parish Council and talked to the public about her role and plans for future policing. Questions were focused around unauthorised encampments.

23 May 2013 - HMIC Inspection - Valuing the Police 3

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC is being interviewed by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary as part of the Valuing the Police inspection, which is due to report in the summer.

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed with the Chief Constable as part of the HMIC Valuing the Police 3 Inspection, which will be published later in the summer.

23 May 2013 - Neighbourhood Policing Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended the strategic board to discuss work to date and items for decision including the change to Probationer Officer training.

23 May 2013 - West Wittering Annual Parish Council Assembly

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Sports Pavilion, West Wittering

The PCC is attending to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC talked to a full meeting room of local residents about her role and plans for future policing. Questions focused around unauthorised encampments, road safety, local drug problems and fly-tipping. The local PCSO was also in attendance. Action from meeting: The Parish Council Clerk was contacted by the District Commander to agree a communications protocol regarding information about future unauthorised encampments.

23 May 2013 - Live interview with BBC Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC spoke to presenter Joe Talbot about the cost of her Office and the importance of being open and transparent, in light of the publication of a report on PCCs by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

23 May 2013 - Quarterly meeting with HMI Zoe Billingham

Attended by:

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC had her quarterly meeting with HMI Zoe Billingham.

24 May 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. The PCC raised concerns over the timescales of force responses to Freedom of Information Requests and national media reports of ‘no responses’ being given. Action: Force to provide extra resource to FOI officer.

25 May 2013 - The Heathfield & District Agricultural Show

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Little Tottingworth Farm

The PCC will be attending the Heathfield & District Agricultural Show as a Trade Stand Judge.

Outcome:
The PCC was invited to be a Trade Stand Judge for the day at the Heathfield and District Agricultural Show. She was able to discuss her role with members of the public throughout the Saturday and receive feedback on local policing issues.

28 May 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Neighbourhood Watch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Chair and Vice-Chair.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for Sussex NHW and discussed how to engage the role of NHW Volunteers and their engagement with Sussex Police.

28 May 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC conducted telephone interviews with Splash FM and Heart FM to discuss the secondment of an officer from the Surrey & Sussex Probation Trust to her office, for one day a week.

28 May 2013 - Meeting with Brett McLean, Hastings Federation of Small Businesses

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with Lord Brett McLean, Chairman of East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses. They discussed the role of Sussex Police and the acknowledgment of business crime in the Police & Crime Plan and the Force Operational Delivery Plan.

28 May 2013 - Vlog Filming with Johnston Press South

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC filmed a vlog for Johnston Press South, reflecting on her first six months in office and focusing on the vital role volunteers play in Sussex. This was published across a network of news sites.

28 May 2013 - Meeting with the Chair of the East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair of the East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses.

 29 May 2013 - Meeting with the Head of Roads Policing, Sussex Police

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Head of Roads Policing Unit at Sussex Police for an update briefing on current concerns.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Head of Roads Policing to discuss the Forces’ internal review of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. Road Safety is a priority for Sussex residents and the PCC looked at the Forces’ plans to strengthen this partnership.

29 May 2013 - Meeting with Victim Support

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Divisional Manager for Surrey and Sussex Victim Support and discussed future working relationships. It was agreed that a series of monthly meetings would be set up in order to continue working together for victims across Sussex.

29 May 2013 - Compton Parish Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Compton School, Chichester

The PCC is attending to speak with members of the public and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a packed Annual Meeting of Compton Parish Council and talked to the public about her role and plans for future policing. A question session was held with questions regarding oil theft, road safety and general policing issues. Action: The PCC will look into the need for emergency services to have better map/road grid references as some rural roads are difficult to locate.

30 May 2013 - Special Contables Training Session

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley Police Station

The PCC is attending a training session for Special Constables in Crawley and will also answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Crawley Divisional Commander and approx 20 Special Constables to hear about their work and ideas for the future of Specials. Crawley Specials volunteered 8,500 hours last year and win awards for service and dedication. Action: PCC to spend time on patrol with Specials in the future and Specials to contribute towards the internal Force review currently underway.

30 May 2013 - Meeting with West Sussex Mediation Service

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair and Service Coordinator for the West Sussex Mediation Service.

Outcome:
Discussions evolved around future funding for mediation services. Action: Agreed to meet with PCC in September with mediation from all Sussex areas and work up a possible funding framework.

30 May 2013 - Meeting with Albion in the Community

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: American Express Stadium, Falmer

The PCC will meet with the Head of Community Coheison for Albion in the Community.

Outcome:
This meeting had to be cancelled and will be re-arranged.

30 May 2013 - Meeting with Brighton & Hove City Council officers

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Kings House, Hove

The PCC will meet with officers at Brighton & Hove City Council to hear about their Stronger Families Stronger Communities programme.

Outcome:
PCC was briefed by Steve Barton and his team on Brighton & Hove’s approach towards Stronger Families, Youth and Communities. Future funding and further collaborative working was discussed.

30 May 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC conducted a telephone interview with the Hastings Observer about PC recruitment.

31 May 2013 - Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly accountability meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly accountability meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable. Issues raised:

  • Future funding of community projects from the Proceeds of Crime ACTCloser working with Neighbourhood Watch
  • NICHE (the newly installed Force IT System), raised concerns regarding a lack of communication between staff and those assigned to the helpdesk.

June 2013

1 June 2013 - Rother Neighbourhood Watch Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Village Hall. Brede

The PCC will address members at the Rother Neighbourhood Watch AGM.

Outcome:
The PCC spoke to members at the Rother Neighbourhood Watch Annual General Meeting and answered questions on policing concerns and local issues.

3 June 2013 - Police & Crime Plan briefing at the House of Commons

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: House of Commons, London

Outcome:
The PCC, along with her Senior Team, presented the Police & Crime Plan to Sussex MPs, Lords and Criminal Justice Partners. The session also included a presentation from the Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable on the Operational Delivery Plan.

3 June 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Executive of the Independent Custody Visiting Association

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chief Executive of the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) and discussed the upcoming annual conference which is due to be held in Sussex in October.

3 June 2013 - BBC Daily Politics Show

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Millbank, London

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed live on the BBC Daily Politics Show alongside the PCCs for Kent and Bedfordshire.  The interview focused on the achievements of the PCCs so far during their terms of Office, and picked up on some of the recent national news headlines in relation to the cost of PCC’s Offices and their transparency agendas.

4 June 2013 - Association of Police & Crime Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus, Value for Money

Venue: London

The CEO will attend the annual meeting of APACE.

Outcome:
The CEO attended the annual meeting with other PCC colleagues. Items included updates from the Home Office, the College of Policing and presentations for Stage 2 Transfers and Commissioning Victims’ Services.

4 June 2013 - Meeting with Director of HR

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Director and Head of Human Resources for the Force and received an update on the Sussex Police workforce and recruitment of PCs and PCSOs.

4 June 2013 - Briefing with Det Ch Insp Graves

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive a briefing on the Force's approach to tackling burglary crime.

Outcome:
The PCC received a briefing on the Force approach to tackling burglary crime, following questions she had raised with the Chief Constable about how this was being tackled.

4 June 2013 - Phone call with the Chief Executive of White Ribbon

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Telephone

Outcome:
The PCC had a telephone conversation with the Chief Executive of the White Ribbon campaign for domestic abuse and shared her support for the campaign and its implementation in Sussex.

4 June 2013 - Cuckfield and Lindfield Rotary Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Bent Arms Hotel, Lindfield

The PCC will speak to members of the Cuckfield and Lindfield Rotary Club.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the Cuckfield and Lindfield Rotary Club and explained her role. She discussed the Police & Crime Plan and took questions relating to issues of local concern.

5 June 2013 - Communications Strategy Workshop

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC, her Senior Management Team and Communications Team held a workshop with the Force Head of Communications to discuss the approach for future working.

5 June 2013 - Meeting with Debra Green, ROC

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Chichester

Outcome:
The PCC met with Debra Green the Director of Redeeming our Communities ahead of the event that evening in Sussex, which was attended by her Chief Finance Officer. They discussed the PCC’s commitment to working in partnership to achieve safer communities in Sussex.

5 June 2013 - Pan Sussex Traveller Meeting

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The PCC and her Deputy attended a Pan Sussex meeting to discuss unauthorised encampments across the County. The meeting was attended by East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Police representatives.

5 June 2013 - Meeting with Sussex NFU

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with representatives of the Sussex National Farmer's Union.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from the Sussex National Farmers Union. Discussed joint future working and some concerns from the NFU with regard to police officers awareness of rural issues, which the PCC agreed to raise with the Chief Constable.

5 June 2013 - Redeeming our Communities, Launch Event

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Venue, Chichester

Outcome:
On behalf of the PCC, the Chief Finance Officer attended the Redeeming our Communities event in Chichester and was amongst other speakers highlighting the importance of partnership working in order to create safer communities. Further events will be organised, following the success of this event.

5 June 2013 - Launch Event: Neighbourhood Justice Panel, Arun

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Chichester University

The PCC will present at the Launch of the Neighbourhood Justice Panel in Arun.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the launch of the Neighbourhood Justice Panel pilot in the Arun district. The pilot will provide residents affected by anti-social behaviour a chance to sit down with those responsible. Members of the public also attended the launch event and heard the PCC speak about her commitment to victim focus, as set out within the Police & Crime Plan.

6 June 2013 - Meeting of the Mid Sussex Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Burgess Hill

Outcome:
A representative from the OSPCC attended the meeting on behalf of the PCC. The Partnership presented the annual monitoring report for 2012-13 and approved the project recommendations for 2013-14. The Board requested an update from the OSPCC at the next meeting on the proposed framework for performance monitoring in 2013-14 and budget for 2014-15. Minutes from Mid Sussex Partnership meetings can be viewed here.

6 June 2013 - Meeting with Becky Shaw, Chief Executive of East Sussex County Council

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The CEO met with the Chief Executive of East Sussex County Council and discussed progress of the Community Safety Partnerships and agreed improved ways mechanisms for monitoring performance for commissioning grant.

6 June 2013 - Meeting with officers and staff at their late turn briefing

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester Police Station

Outcome:
The DPCC attended a late turn briefing at Chichester Police Station and discussed the day to day impact of the Police & Crime Plan with duty police officers.

6 June 2013 - Meeting with Ninesh Edwards, Police & Crime Panel

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the scrutiny officer for West Sussex County Council in charge of the Police & Crime Panel and discussed the requirements for the Annual Report, which will be presented to the Panel on the 28 June.

6 June 2013 - Eastbourne Strategic Partnership

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

The PCC will talk to members of the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership about her Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to members of the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership her Police & Crime Plan and answered their questions, which were focused around local issues and concerns.

7 June 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. She questioned him on officers’ knowledge of rural crime issues and how these are handled by 101 number operators. Discussed the Sussex Police Burglary launch – Op Magpie Stop Checks.

7 June 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by ITV Meridian about Force burglary figures.

10 June 2013 - Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum. Items on the agenda included; national community safety initiatives, local issues; such as the partnerships performance and reducing burglaries.

11 June 2013 - Eastbourne Seniors Forum

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: St Saviours Church

The Deputy PCC will be talking to members of the Eastbourne Seniors Forum on the role of the Sussex PCC and her plans.

Outcome:
The DPCC addressed a meeting of the Eastbourne Seniors Forum to explain the role of the PCC and answered questions they had about the role, both in Sussex and nationally.

11 June 2013 - East Sussex Road Safety Event

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Eastbourne Town Hall

Outcome:
The DPCC presented the Commissioner’s plans to tackle road safety at an event hosted by East Sussex County Council. Other speakers included Supt Moloney on the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, East Sussex Fire & Rescue and a presentation on the Wealden District Council road safety campaign.

12 June 2013 - Meeting with East Grinstead Town Council officers

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC met with Town Councillors for East Grinstead to discuss the police station.

13 June 2013 - Meeting with Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The CEO had a 1:1 meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable to discuss ways to ensure the Policing Protocol would be most effectively delivered in Sussex.

13 June 2013 - Safer Wealden Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Community Fire Station, Uckfield

Outcome:
A representative from the OSPCC attended the meeting on behalf of the PCC. The Partnership considered its performance against its targets, the current position on finances and its revised bidding criteria. A presentation was delivered on Alcohol-Related Harm and provided statistics on alcohol incidents in the local district. The East Sussex Domestic Abuse Strategy was circulated for the Partnership’s comment.

13 June 2013 - Safer Rother Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bexhill Town Hall

Outcome:
A representative from the OSPCC attended the meeting on behalf of the PCC.  The partnership considered performance against its targets, the financial position for 2013-14. The Domestic Abuse Strategy was circulated for comment together with an update on the Integrated Delivery Team.

13 June 2013 - Meeting on Community Budget Pilots

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Outcome:
The CEO attended a meeting with West Sussex County Council and partners to discuss Community Budget Pilots.

13 June 2013 - Long Service and Good Conduct Ceremony

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The CEO will be attending the Sussex Police Long Service and Good Conduct ceremony.

Outcome:
The CEO attended the awards ceremony for Long Service and Good Conduct at Slaugham Manor and made an address on behalf of the PCC.

13 June 2013 - Speakeasy Event

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: St Paul's Centre

The Deputy PCC will attend the first local youth voices 'Speakeasy' event which is being hosted by Adur and Worthing Councils and attended by other partners. The event will innovatively engage with young poeple on a range of issues.

Outcome:
The DPCC took part in the Speakeasy Event hosted by Adur District & Worthing Borough Councils, in partnership with Sussex Police, Adur & Worthing Youth Councils, West Sussex County Council, the NSPCC and WORTH Services to celebrate and promote Article 12 of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The event was designed for young people to engage on a range of issues and an opportunity to work with them in raising awareness of issues affecting them.

14 June 2013 - Weekly accountability meeting

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Worthing Police Station

The Deputy PCC will meet with the Chief Constable for the weekly accountability meeting.

17 June 2013 - Stage 2 Transfer Working Group

Attended by: DPCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC chaired a working group with the CEO, CFO, Deputy Chief Constable and Director of Finance to discuss options for the Stage 2 Transfer.

17 June 2013 - Senior Partners Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Home Office, London

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting with other Senior Partners at the Home Office in London. Discussed Integrated Offender Management and had an opportunity to put questions to the Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation.

18 June 2013 - White Ribbon Campaign

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for domestic abuse met with members of Sussex Police to develop plans in respect of the PCC’s plan for Sussex to attain White Ribbon accreditation.

18 June 2013 - Sussex Police briefing

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received an update briefing on the recruitment process for Special Constables.

18 June 2013 - West Sussex Cooperative

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC will attend and present to the West Sussex Cooperative meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the West Sussex Cooperative, discussed her plans within the Police & Crime Plan and answered questions.

19 June 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive, Adur & Worthing Borough Council

Attended by: DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Worthing Town Hall

Outcome:
The DPCC & CEO met with the Chief Executive for Adur & Worthing Borough Council to discuss issues of local interest, including licensing and shared facilities.

19 June 2013 - Crawley Pensioner's Active Group

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Montefiore Institute

The Deputy PCC will be speaking to members of the Crawley Pensioner's Action Group on behalf of the PCC.

Outcome:
The DPCC addressed members of the Crawley Pensioners’ Active Group and answered their questions on PCCs responsibilities, police visibility and the Police & Crime Plan.

19 June 2013 - Rise UK Open Afternoon

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will attend the Open Afternoon for Rise UK, a domestic abuse charity in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the open afternoon for RISE UK, a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. Discussed volunteering and spoke to staff and service users.

20 June 2013 - Manor Royal Safety and Security Event

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Manor Business Park

Outcome:
The DPCC attended the Manor Royal event designed to provide expert advice concerning security, health and safety and good working practices and help avoid disruption and promote business continuity that saves money, time and avoidable legal action. The DPCC took part in a Q&A session, other members on the Panel included; Henry Smith MP, Manor Royal District Manager, Manor Royal Business Watch Manager and PS Lane.

20 June 2013 - Drugs and Alcohol Today

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Amex Stadium, Falmer

The PCC will be speaking at the Drugs and Alcohol Today exhibition event for everyone involved in drug and alcohol services.

Outcome:
The PCC took part in a panel discussion at the Drug & Alcohol Today Conference talking about the five year forecast and what lies ahead. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #DAAToday.

21 June 2013 - Monthly performance meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Monthly performance accountability meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC and her Senior Team held their monthly performance accountability meeting with the Chief Constable and his Chief Officers. A copy of the performance report for May can be read here.

23 June 2013 - Speaking at Christ Church

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Christ Church, Grafton Road, Worthing

The PCC will be speaking to residents at Christ Church in Worthing and answering their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC spoke to members of the public at Christ Church in Worthing and answered their questions on policing and crime in the local area.

24 June 2013 - Vlog filming with Johnston Press South

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC filmed her monthly vlog for Johnston Press South. This has been published across the network of local news sites. The vlog can be viewed here.

25 June 2013 - Pan Sussex Community Safety Meeting

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The CEO and members of the OSPCC team held a productive meeting with Sussex Police and the upper tier authorities. Agreed the need to identify a budget setting mechanism and a protocol between top tier authorities and the OSPCC as to how they would work collaboratively to improve Community Safety Partnerships.

25 June 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Barnard, West Sussex County Council

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The DPCC met with Cllr Barnard to discuss joint working opportunities with West Sussex County Council, particularly co-location into five stations and libraries.

25 June 2013 - Media interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC about the proposals unveiled at the Estates & Future Workplace strategy launch.

25 June 2013 - Estates & Future Workplace strategy media launch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Broadfield Library, Crawley

Outcome:
The PCC & Chief Constable unveiled, to the public and partners, their strategy for the future use of police buildings in Sussex. This outlined what was happening to buildings in all areas of the county find out more here http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/news/sussex-police-estates-strategy-revealed/

25 June 2013 - Telephone interview with Police Foundation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone interview

Telephone interview for Police Foundation.

Outcome:
This interview was postponed and has been rescheduled.

25 June 2013 - Worthing Neighbourhood Watch Open Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Heene Community Centre

The PCC will be speaking to members at the Worthing Neighbourhood Watch meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC spoke to members of the Worthing NHW and answered their questions on local issues and concerns. The meeting also included speeches from the Force NHW Volunteer Manager and the District Commander for Adur & Worthing.

26 June 2013 - Audit Committee

Attended by: CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The joint Audit Committee will meet and papers can be viewed online here.

Outcome:
The PCC and Chief Constables Joint Audit Committee met to review the draft Annual Governance Statement and the Treasury Management Annual Report. Papers can be viewed online here.

26 June 2013 - Business Watch Launch event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hastings

The PCC will be speaking at the launch event for the Business Watch Scheme.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the launch of the Hastings Business Watch scheme, alongside Cllr Jeremy Birch, the police and partners. A photo story published on the PCC’s website about the launch can be found here.

27 June 2013 - East Sussex High Sheriff Reception

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Bodiam, East Sussex

The PCC will be attending an evening Reception with the High Sheriff for East Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC attended an evening reception which was hosted by the High Sheriff of East Sussex. The event provided an opportunity to talk to partners about policing and crime in East Sussex and future plans.

27 June 2013 - The Churches Engagement Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC is opening the Sussex Police Churches Engagement Conference, aimed at getting church leaders and members interacting with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team.    

Outcome:
The PCC opened the Sussex Police Churches Engagement Conference at Slaugham Manor. The event was an opportunity to develop partnership between police and Christian Churches in Sussex.

27 June 2013 - Survivors Network Open Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

The PCC will be attending an open day event for the Survivors Network, a Brighton & Hove based charity that supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the open day at the Survivors Network, a sexual abuse support charity and provided an opening address. The event was also attended by Baroness Stern, The Mayor of Brighton & Hove and C/Supt Kemp, Divisional Commander.

27 June 2013 - Inspire Project at the Brighton Women's Centre

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Brighton Women's Centre

The PCC will be attending and speaking at a showcase event for the Inspire Project 'A Women's Community Project for Women Offenders.'

Outcome:
The PCC attended the showcase event at the Brighton Women’s Centre, an enhanced community provision for women offenders and women at risk of offending.

28 June 2013 - Op Magpie – Road Policing Response – Media Launch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

Outcome:
The PCC attended spot checks on vehicles on Lewes Road, Brighton, to mark the launch of Operation Magpie, a new multi-strand Sussex Police initiative to tackle burglary in the county. The PCC was available for interview by local media at the roadside.

28 June 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed Regional Uniform, Sussex Police IT Niche and requested an update on the 101 number.

28 June 2013 - Police & Crime Panel

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Annual meeting of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel. The agenda will be published online by West Sussex County Council.

Outcome:
Annual meeting of the Police & Crime Panel. The Commissioner answered questions submitted by the public and presented her Annual Report. A copy of the minutes will be available on the West Sussex County Council website here.

July 2013

1 July 2013 - West Sussex Divisional Award Ceremony

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Arundel Castle

The PCC will talk to officers at the West Sussex Divisional Award Ceremony.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a West Sussex award ceremony and made an address to police officers, staff and their families and she presented awards for Neighbourhood Policing.

1 July 2013 - Meeting with North Mundham Playing Field Trustees

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Outcome:
The PCC, DPCC and CEO met with Trustees and Councillors in West Sussex regarding concerns with an unauthorised encampment on the North Mundham playing fields. The PCC updated on the Sussex Police plans to review decision making around Section 61 and 62 and agreed to arrange a follow up visit by the local Insp.

1 July 2013 - Quartely Meeting with Leader and Chief Executive of West Sussex County Council

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

The PCC and members of her Senior Management Team will meet with the Leader and Chief Executive for West Sussex County Council.

Outcome:
The PCC and her SMT had their quarterly meeting with West Sussex County Council Leader and Chief Executive. Discussed the Government’s Troubled Families Initiative and explored further areas for partnership.

2 July 2013 - Visit to the Forensic Identification Services Unit

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex House, Brighton

The PCC will receive a tour of the Force Forensic Identification Services Unit in Brighton.

Outcome:
The PCC visited the Forensic Identification Services Unit at Sussex House and received a detailed briefing to gain an understanding of their work and facilities.

2 July 2013 - Maresfield Conservation Group Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Maresfield Village Hall

The PCC will talk to members of the Maresfield Conservation Group.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to the annual meeting of the Maresfield Conservation Group and answered questions concerning speeding, dangerous motorbikes and HGVs. The Commissioner reassured them and explained about Op Crackdown. Members praised work of the local PCSO, David Davies.

2 July 2013 - Eastbourne Probus Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Cumberland Hotel

The PCC will talk to members of the Eastbourne Probus Club.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Eastbourne Probus Club to discuss her role and plans for policing in Sussex.

3 July 2013 - Meeting with Supt Grenville Wilson

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The CEO met with Supt Wilson to discuss Sussex Police policy on unauthorised encampments, which highlights concerns for the public across the whole County.

3 July 2013 - Sussex Police briefings

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC received an update briefing on proposed Special Constable recruitment and work on Domestic Abuse, including an update on the White Ribbon campaign.

3 July 2013 - Meeting of the Police & Crime Commissioner's Treasurer's Society

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: London

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting with other PCCs Chief Finance Officers to discuss current work.

3 July 2013 - Visit to Gatwick Police Station

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Gatwick Police Station

The PCC will visit Gatwick Police Station to receive a tour and meet with the Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport Limited.

Outcome:
The PCC visited Gatwick Police Station and met with Supt Brian Bracher, CI Ball and CI Darge. A further meeting was also held with the CEO of Gatwick Airport Limited and Head of Security & Business Continuity. Discussed the future of airport policing and Gatwick’s future plans.

3 July 2013 - ICV Training and Celebration Event

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Presented awards at a celebration and training event for Independent Custody Visitors following on from gaining accreditation in Investing in Volunteers last year. http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/news/custody-volunteers-commended-by-pcc/

3 July 2013 - Meeting with Director, Open Eye Communications Ltd

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received a presentation from the Director of Open Eye Communications regarding use of social media and the role it plays in 21stCentury Policing.

3 July 2013 - ICV Training and Celebration Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC opened a celebration and training event for Independent Custody Visitors following on from gaining accreditation in Investing in Volunteers last year. 

3 July 2013 - Meeting with West Sussex Fire & Rescue

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer's of West Sussex Fire & Rescue.

Outcome:
The PCC, DPCC and CEO met with the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officers for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Services and discussed future working and possible collaboration opportunities. It was agreed that a further meeting would be held with the Deputy PCC to discuss collaboration in more detail.

3 July 2013 - Wealden District Association of Local Councils Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Uckfield Civic Centre

The PCC will be speaking to members of the Wealden District Association of Local Councils.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Wealden District Association of Local Councils and discussed her role and priorities for policing in Sussex. Members raised questions on road safety, speeding and PCSO attendance at future meetings, which the PCC is keen to see.

4 July 2013 - Meeting with Supt Taylor and Head of Corporate Development

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Met to discuss the governance of performance information and the requirements of future PCC and Chief Constable Performance & Accountability Meetings.

4 July 2013 - Stage 2 Transfer Working Group

Attended by: DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: London

Outcome:
Working Group chaired by the DPCC with Sussex Police to discuss PCCs plans for Stage 2 Transfer.

5 July 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. They discussed and an update the PCC had requested on Operation Magpie. The PCC also questioned the Chief Constable on non emergency 101 call handling performance, following concerns raised with delayed response times.

5 July 2013 - South East Regional Governance Board

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Hampshire PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and CEO attended a meeting with the South East Region PCCs and Chief Constables and approved new Terms of Reference for Joint Governance.

8 July 2013 - Surrey Sussex Stage 2 Planning Conference

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The PCC, DPCC, CEO and CFO held a planning day with the Surrey PCC office to discuss collaboration work on Stage 2 Transfers. Briefings were received from Sussex Police on Collaboration.

9 July 2013 - Meeting with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from the MOJ and discussed future plans regarding the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme and how it will impact Sussex. The PCC will be joining the working group as a result.

9 July 2013 - Association of Police & Crime Commissioners event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend an event hosted by the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners with the Home Secretary.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a Home Secretary event for PCCs. The meeting also presented an opportunity for PCCs to be updated on police ICT and the College of Policing. The Minister for Policing and Justice was also in attendance and provided an update to PCCs.

10 July 2013 - 

Meeting with Joel Charles, Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC)

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with a member of the APCC to discuss her Police & Crime Plan and progress since it was launched in April.

10 July 2013 - Meeting with the Governor

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Prison

The PCC will meet with the Governor of Lewes Prison.

Outcome:
Following her session with Sussex Pathways, the PCC met with the new Governor of Lewes HMP.

10 July 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Pathways

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Lewes Prison

The PCC will meet with Sussex Pathways, a social mentoring scheme providing training and supporting volunteers to empower offenders to make positive life choices, by supporting their resettlement in the community.  

Outcome:
The PCC visited Lewes Prison and attended a Sussex Pathways mentoring session run by volunteers to help rehabilitate local offenders.  She met with several offenders who discussed the merits of Sussex Pathways. Afterwards she spoke at length with the Chief Executive regarding future funding.

11 July 2013 - Meeting to discuss complaints monitoring

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Met with the Director of Human Resources and Head of the Professional Standards Department to discuss the monitoring of Sussex Police complaints handling. It was agreed that the PCC would have quarterly review meetings to look at Misconduct, Complaints and Hospitality Registers.

11 July 2013 - Chichester Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester District Council Office

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the Chichester Community Safety Parntership on behalf of the PCC and heard about issues in Chichester.

11 July 2013 - Meeting with Director of Planning, Performance & Engagement

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with East Sussex County Council Director for Planning, Performance and Engagement to discuss Community Safety Partnerships.

11 July 2013 - The John Harris Memorial Lecture 2013 - Tom Winsor HMIC

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Memorial Lecture and heard from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Tom Winsor on the relationship between PCCs and Chief Constable’s.

11 July 2013 - College of Policing Board

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Home Office, London

The PCC will attend a Board meeting for the College of Policing.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a board meeting of the College of Policing. The Board looked at reports from the Chief Executive and considered Finance and Performance and Risk reports.

11 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Splash FM conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC to talk about her views about the recent drop in 999 response times at Sussex Police.

11 July 2013 - Wealden District Council's Community and Environment Scrutiny Committee

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Community Hall, Hailsham

The PCC will present to Wealden District Council at their Community and Environment Scrutiny Committee.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of Wealden District Council and talked about her role and plans for Sussex. Members raised questions on road safety and rehabilitation of offenders. Also discussed policing of South Downs National Park.

12 July 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

12 July 2013 - Meeting with C/Insp Tingley

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with the District Commander for Lewes, C/Insp Tingley and discussed local issues and future plans and working.

12 July 2013 - West Sussex High Sheriff Reception

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester

The PCC will be attending an evening Reception with the High Sheriff for West Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC attended an evening reception for the High Sheriff of West Sussex. The event provided an opportunity to chat with partners about her plans for policing and crime in the County, with particular reference to West Sussex.

12 July 2013 - Meeting with Norman Baker MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Norman Baker MP to discuss her Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC had a meeting with Norman Baker MP for Lewes and Secretary of State for Transport, as he was unable to join other MPs at her Police & Crime Plan briefing. Discussed the Plan and local issues of concern.

12 July 2013 - Quarterly meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and members of her Senior Management Team will meet with the Leader and Chief Executive for Brighton & Hove City Council.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO held their quarterly meeting with the Leader and Chief Executive for Brighton & Hove City Council. Discussed the City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Sussex Police estates strategy and Community Safety Partnerships.

15 July 2013 - Meeting with Supt Taylor

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with Supt Taylor to set the agenda for the PCC and Chief Constable Performance & Accountability Meeting.

15 July 2013 - Ministry of Justice Regional Meeting on Victims Commissioning

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Venue: Office of the Hampshire PCC

The PCC and a member of her team will attend a South East Regional meeting to discuss the future commissioning of support services for victims' and witnesses of crime.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting with other PCCs in the South East Region to discuss the future commissioning of support services for Victims of crime.

16 July 2013 - Estates Update

Attended by: DPCC, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with T C/Insp Clothier and received an update on Estates since the launch of the Strategy.

16 July 2013 - Meeting with Rob Aylott, Pulborough Library NPT Satellite

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Pulborough Libary

Outcome:
Visited Pulborough Library to discuss the closure of the police station and possibilities of using the site as a Community Hub.

16 July 2013 - Teleconference with Surrey PCC.

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
The PCC and Surrey PCC held a teleconference with the Sussex Police Director of Human Resources and Director of Finance to be briefed on the review of services being carried out by Accenture.

16 July 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Swandean, Worthing

The PCC and her Chief Executive will meet with the Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Chief Executive of the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust. Discussed future working and the NHS Mental Health pilot, recently awarded to Sussex Police.

17 July 2013 - Estates Briefing

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Monthly Estates Briefing with the Director of Finance and Estates Manager. Heard updates on each closing police station and plans for the sale and retention of others.

17 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
BBC South Today conducted a pre-recorded interview to discuss the publication of the ‘Valuing the Police 3’report by HMIC looking at the Comprehensive Spending Review and plans for future savings of Sussex Police. Read more here:   http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/news/pcc-comments-on-hmic-valuing-the-police-national-report/

 17 July 2013 - Meeting with the Governor

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Ford Prison

This meeting has been postponed.

Outcome:
This meeting was postponed and will be re-arranged later in the year.

18 July 2013 - West Sussex Operational Delivery Plan Presentation

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Community Centre, Worthing

Outcome:
Attended a meeting with officers on the West Sussex Division and received a presentation on their Operational Policing Plan, which runs alongside the PCCs Police & Crime Plan.

18 July 2013 - West Sussex Strategic Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Horsham

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the West Sussex Strategic Comm Safety Partnership and provided an update on behalf of the PCC. Other items on the agenda included presentations on the DAAT Services and updates from the DA & Sexual Violence Board and Reducing Reoffending Board.

18 July 2013 - Meeting with Reckitt Benckiser

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Introductory meeting to discuss provision of drug related treatment programmes in Sussex.

18 July 2013 - Meeting with Sussex Crimestoppers

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with representatives of Sussex Crimestoppers.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives and volunteers from Sussex Crimestoppers and discussed future funding.

19 July 2013 - Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable. Discussed further collaboration with Surrey and requested an update on the 101 performance.

19 July 2013 - Meeting with Lord Wasserman, Deputy Chief Constable and Chief Insp Tingley

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will meet with Lord Wasserman and Sussex Police to discuss police I.T and mobile policing.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a visit to Police HQ with Lord Wasserman to receive a briefing on Sussex Police mobile technology.

20 July 2013 - Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes

Outcome:
As part of the PCC’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse the PCC attended the launch and handover of the plaque awarding White Ribbon status to Sussex Police, read more here.

22 July 2013 - Sussex and Surrey PCC Oversight Board

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC and her Senior Managment Team will attend a meeting with Surrey to discuss Collaboration.

Outcome:
The PCC , DPCC and CEO attended a joint meeting with Surrey on Collaboration. Discussed PCCs visions for future Collaboration, Stage 2 Transfers and Estates.

22 July 2013 - Burgess Hill Town Full Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Town Hall, Burgess Hill

The PCC will talk to members at the Burgess Hill Town Council full council meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of Burgess Hill Town Council. Talked about her role and plans for Sussex and discussed interest around PCSOs, crime prevention work with prisoners and pubwatch and shopwatch schemes.

23 July 2013 - East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board and heard about a review of the Board’s governance and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

23 July 2013 - Stage 2 Transfer – Roundtable

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
Took part in a Roundtable meeting with other PCCs which was Chaired by Stephen Rimmer.  Discussed progress and transfer options from forces across the Country.

23 July 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive, Surrey Sussex Probation

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Chief Executive of Surrey Sussex Probation. Discussed progress on Transforming Rehabilitation and further joint working can be achieved re Victim Services Commissioning.

23 July 2013 - Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

23 July 2013 - Sussex Police Federation Joint Branch Board

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will talk to members and answer questions at the Police Federation Joint Branch Board.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Police Federation and answered questions from officers and staff on local issues. Questions related to Police Appeal Tribunals, Special Constables, Senior Police Officer salaries and the Estates Strategy.

23 July 2013 - Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Simply Italian Restaurant Annex

The PCC will be speaking to members of the Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club at their meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to the Rotary Club for Sovereign Harbour and discussed her role and plans for policing and crime in Sussex. Members raised questions on local policing issues, anti-social behaviour, PCSOs and early intervention.

24 July 2013 - Association of Police & Crime Chief Executives (APACE) Meeting

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of APACE with other PCC Chief Executives to update on Stage 2 Transfers and emerging models and heard from professionals.

24 July 2013 - Pension Panel

Attended by: DPCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Outcome:
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Pension Panel which discussed the performance of the fund and future liabilities.

24 July 2013 - Meeting with Maralyn Smith, Victim Support

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will have her six weekly meeting with Victim Support.

Outcome:
This meeting was postponed for the following week.

24 July 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Howman, Chair of East Sussex Fire & Rescue

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair of the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Authority.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Cllr Howson, Chair of the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Authority. Discussed possibilities of future working, with shared facilities and collaboration. Also budget and finance issues. Following the meeting further contact was made by C/Insp Tingley regarding the Estates Strategy.

24 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a pre-recorded interview ahead of the PCC’s first live webcast Performance & Accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. The aim was to publicise this to the public as much as possible. 

24 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Juice FM conducted a pre-recorded interview ahead of the PCC’s first live webcast Performance & Accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. The aim was to publicise this to the public as much as possible.

24 July 2013 - Meeting with the Chairs of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with the three local Safeguarding Children Board Chair’s across the County and discussed the importance of safeguarding and special case reviews.

25 July 2013 - Meeting with HMIC

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with a representative from the HMIC and discussed next steps for Valuing the Police 3 report.

 25 July 2013 - Be the police for a day event at Kingstanding

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Kingstanding

The PCC will attend the 'Be the police for a day' event at Kingstanding as part of the Sussex Police People 10 days live.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the opening event at Kingstanding for the Sussex Police 10 Days Live, a series of live events across Sussex to give people an insight into how the police work. The event was attended by over approx 100 young people from schools across the County to learn about public order and awards were provided.

26 July 2013 - Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will hold her monthly performance and accountability meeting with the Chief Constable which will be webcast for the first time. You can watch this meeting live on by clicking here.

Outcome:
The PCC and her SMT held a monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable which was webcast live and can be viewed here.

26 July 2013 - Meeting with Deputy PCC, Surrey

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed practical ways in which collaboration could be progressed across Surrey and Sussex.

26 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live radio interview on their breakfast show ahead of the PCC’s first live webcast Performance & Accountability meeting with the Chief Constable. The aim was to publicise this to the public as much as possible. 

26 July 2013 - Vlog filming with Johnston Press South

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will film her monthly vlog for Johnston Press South which will be published across the network of local news sites. The previous vlog can be viewed here.

Outcome:
The PCC filmed her monthly vlog for Johnston Press South. This will be published across the network of local news sites and can be viewed here.

30 July 2013 - Sussex Police briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive an update briefing from Sussex Police on Special Constable recruitment.

Outcome:
The PCC received an update briefing from Sussex Police on the recruitment of Special Constables.

30 July 2013 - Extended Policing Family Board

Attended by: DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Attended the Sussex Police Extended Policing Family Board and heard updates on work with Volunteers, Specials recruitment and Cadets.

30 July 2013 - Meeting with representative from Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
PCC and CEO met with HMIC to discuss forthcoming inspection programme and preparation for spending review.

30 July 2013 - Meeting with Kathy Gore

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Kathy Gore, the previous High Sheriff for East Sussex to discuss her charity work in Sussex.

Outcome:
Discussed at length the benefits of volunteers and the PCC role.

30 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
The Daily Telegraph conducted an interview with the PCC to discuss issues around the protests in Balcombe and get the views of the PCC as a representative of the people of Sussex regarding policing of the drill site.

30 July 2013 - Research Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
Contributed to research conducted by the Police Foundation.

30 July 2013 - Quarterly meeting with Independent Police Complaints Commission, Commissioner for the South East Jennifer Izekor

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner.

Outcome:
Met with the IPCC Commissioner for the South East Region and discussed police complaints procedures.

31 July 2013 - Meeting with Maralyn Smith, Victim Support

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will have her six weekly meeting with Victim Support.

Outcome:
The PCC had her six weekly meeting with Victim Support and discussed future funding and Victims Commissioning.

31 July 2013 - Meeting with Kate Hook, Restorative Solutions

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with a representative from Restorative Solutions.

Outcome:
Met with Kate Hook from Restorative Solutions and received a briefing on their work around Restorative Justice.

31 July 2013 - Adur and Worthing - Early Intervention Project Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Shoreham Police Station

This meeting has been postponed and will be re-arranged.

Outcome:
This meeting was postponed and will be re-arranged.

31 July 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Balcombe drilling site, West Sussex

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted an interview with the PCC to discuss issues around the protests in Balcombe and get the views of the PCC as a representative of the people of Sussex regarding the policing of the drill site.

31 July 2013 - Early turn briefing - Bognor Regis

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bognor Regis police station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
Joined officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing and heard about local issues. Encouraged to see such positive working and a strong team ethos.

31 July 2013 - Visit of Senior Police Officers from Vietnam

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This meeting has been postponed and will be re-arranged.

Outcome:
This meeting was postponed and will be re-arranged.

August 2013

1 August 2013 - Extraordinary meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Town Hall

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended an extraordinary meeting to discuss attrition rates for domestic violence.

1 August 2013 - South East Region ACPO & PCC Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend a meeting of the South East Region ACPO & PCCs.

Outcome:
The PCCs were joined by the Chief Constables for the South East Region. Items on the agenda included Regional Reports of Serious Organised Crime Units and Stage 2 Transfer Plans and signing of the South East Police Shared Network Agreement, which Sussex will join at a later date.

1 August 2013 - South East Region PCCs and Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will meet with PCCs and Chief Executives within the South East.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a meeting with other PCCs in the South East Region. Discussed with representatives from the MoJ the Consultation on Victims Commissioning.

2 August 2013 - West Sussex Operational Delivery Plan Presentation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Crawley Police Station

The PCC will attend a presentation of the West Sussex Operational Delivery plan, which runs alongside her Police & Crime Plan.

2 August 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. The PCC requested updates on Niche and details of number of police officer and staff on secondments.

3 August 2013 - Brighton Pride

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will attend the Brighton Pride Partner's Breakfast and join the Pride Bus to Preston Park, where she will be based at the Sussex Police stand and talking to members of the public.

Outcome:
The PCC joined the Partners Breakfast ahead of the Pride march and rode the pride bus to Preston Park, where she spent the day talking to members of the public and answering their questions.

6 August 2013 - Sussex Criminal Justice Board Crime Reduction Group Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

The PCC will attend the Crime Reduction Group Meeting with Partners of the Criminal Justice Board.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board Crime Reduction Group and received a presentation from Sheffield Hallam on future services around Integrated Offender Management in Sussex.

6 August 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive of Mankindcounselling

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive of the charity mankindcounselling who provide support to men that have been sexually abused.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chief Executive of the charity, which provides counselling support to men who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse. They discussed the work of the charity and future funding options.

6 August 2013 - Meeting with The Princes' Trust

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with a representative from The Princes' Trust to discuss future working.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from The Princes’ Trust, the UKs largest youth charity and discussed the PCCs plans and opportunities for future working and support from the trust for community safety in Sussex.

7 August 2013 - Meeting with Mediation Plus

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and Trustees’ from the Mediation Plus Service. Discussed a project development proposal and potential for future funding.

7 August 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive, Association of Police & Crime Commissioners

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive for the Association of Police & Crime Commissioner's.

7 August 2013 - Meeting with Cllr Dowling, East Sussex County Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Cllr Dowling the Lead Member for Community Services in East Sussex County Council.

Outcome:
Introductory meeting with Cllr C Dowling, who is the Lead for Community Safety within East Sussex County Council. Discussed future plans and in particular the current re-launch of Operation Crackdown, to improve road safety awareness in Sussex. Following the meeting the PCC initiated contact between Cllr Dowling and the District Commander for Lewes.

8 August 2013 - Meeting with Business Crime Reduction Manager

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the Manager for the Business Crime Reduction Partnership.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Manager for the Business Crime Reduction Partnership. Discussed current working and issues facing businesses in Brighton & Hove. It was agreed that a further meeting would be arranged to discuss an Information Sharing Agreement with Sussex Police.

8 August 2013 - Meeting with Unison Branch Secretary

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Branch Secretary for Sussex Police Unison.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Unison representatives. Matters discussed were the upcoming Stage 2 Transfer and probation services.

8 August 2013 - Meeting with the Director of Friends, Families and Travellers

Attended by: PCC, DPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Community Base, Brighton

The PCC and her Deputy will meet with the Director at Friends, Families and Travllers.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Director and members of staff for Friends, Families and Travellers to hear about the services they provide across Sussex to the travelling community.

8 August 2013 - Hastings Youth Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: FSN Building, St Leonards-on-Sea

The PCC will be talking to members of the Hastings Youth Council.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Hastings Youth Council and talked to members about her role as PCC and answered their questions about policing and young people in Sussex. It was agreed that the PCC would attend a further meeting later in the year, to be held at Hastings Police Station, to give members an opportunity to visit.

9 August 2013 - Meeting with Sarah Gates, Force Mental Liaison Officer

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Sussex Police Mental Health Liaison Officer and discussed the Force policy for the handling of detainees in police custody who present mental health problems.

9 August 2013 - Serving Sussex 2015 Programme Update

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC, CEO and CFO held a briefing meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable regarding the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme. It was agreed that monthly meetings would be set up to review the programme, its progress and work beyond 2015.

9 August 2013 - Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable, in the absence of the Chief Constable. They discussed the forces policy on Cyber Crime, a more detailed briefing was requested by the Commissioner. The PCC also raised questions on the use of spit hoods by Sussex Police, following recent articles reported in the media.

9 August 2013 - Broadcaster Light Update

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable and the Head of Communications to look at the management programme used by Sussex Police to liaise and manage Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and other partner agencies; this was following issues being raised with her by NHW volunteers.

12 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live telephone interview at 8am on their breakfast show with the PCC to talk about the issues around a lack of transit sites for Travellers in Sussex and how they are policed.

12 August 2013 - Visit to Brighton Housing Trust Addiction Services

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will visit the BHT Addiction Service Centre in Brighton and meet with the Chief Executive and clients of the Recovery Project.

Outcome:
The PCC visited the Brighton Housing Trust Addiction Service Recovery Project and met with the Chief Executive. Following a meeting with the CEO, the PCC had lengthy discussions with users of the service, who discussed the merits of the project and invited the PCC and Chief Executive to a home cooked supper in their housing centre.

12 August 2013 - Meeting with the Director, End Violence Against Women Coalition

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will meet with the Director of the national coalition, End Violence Against Women.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition and discussed her plans and the possibilities of support for work in Sussex.

13 August 2013 - Sussex Police briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This briefing will now be provided in writing.

13 August 2013 - Meeting with the Acting Justices’ Clerk Surrey & Sussex & Head of Crime for the South East Region

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with representatives from Her Majesty's Court's and Tribunal Service.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Acting Justices’ Clerk and Head of Crime for the South East Region and discussed proposed changes to court sittings in Sussex.

13 August 2013 - Meeting with 3VA

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This meeting has been postponed.

13 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Splash FM conducted a live telephone interview with the PCC to talk about the issues around a lack of transit sites for Travellers in Sussex and how they are policed.

13 August 2013 - Meeting with members from British Naturism

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with members from British Naturism to discuss concerns.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of the British Naturism organisation to hear about the national charity and issues naturists face in Sussex. It was agreed that the PCC would provide a column for their next publication and arrange for a relationship to be established with the Force Diversity Lead.

14 August 2013 - Meeting with Supt Laurence Taylor

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hammonds Drive, Eastbourne

Outcome:
The PCC met with Supt Taylor and discussed the South East Looked After Children, Policing and Youth Justice Task Group.

14 August 2013 - Integrity Programme Workshop for PCC’s

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: College of Policing, Coventry

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attending the workshop, which provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft documentation and policy relating to transparency and integrity in policing.

14 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live telephone interview with the PCC on their 8am breakfast show about the resignation of the Deputy PCC.

14 August 2013 - Bestof…Eastbourne blog TweetUp

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Afton Hotel, Eastbourne

The PCC will be attending the Eastbourne Blog TweetUp event and speaking to attendees about her use of social media.

Outcome:
The PCC was a guest speaker at the Bestof Eastbourne Blog Tweet Up event and talked about the advantages to using social media.

14 August 2013 - Late turn briefing - Hammonds Drive

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hammonds Drive, Eastbourne

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their late turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and staff at their 3pm late turn briefing and heard about local issues that had occurred during the day.

14 August 2013 - East Sussex Divisional Accountability Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hammonds Drive

The PCC will attend a performance meeting for the East Sussex Division.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the East Sussex Division to review performance of the division.

15 August 2013 - Victims’ Services Working Group

Attended by: CEO, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
First in a series of meetings to discuss needs assessment and commissioning of services, attended by partners and relevant officers from Sussex Police.

15 August 2013 - Meeting with Refuge

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This meeting has been postponed.

16 August 2013 - Weekly Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable in the absence of the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable. Raised questions over latest performance figures and received an update on the policing of the Balcombe drilling site.

17 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Radio 5 Live conducted a live interview with the PCC at 8pm about the policing of the protests in Balcombe. This included the detail that the PCC is planning on requesting additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

17 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Radio 4’s PM Programme conducted a live interview with the PCC at 5pm about the policing of the protests in Balcombe. This included the detail that the PCC is planning on requesting additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

17 August 2013 - Street Surgery with Tim Loughton MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Lancing Children's Centre

The PCC will join Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham to talk to the public.

Outcome:
The PCC joined local MP, Tim Loughton, at his regular street surgery to meet with people in the area to discuss their policing issues. This was followed by a walkabout in Sompting with the new local PCSO and PC.

19 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC South East TV conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC about the policing of the protests in Balcombe. This included the detail that the PCC is planning on requesting additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

19 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex Breakfast show conducted a live interview with the PCC about the policing of the protests in Balcombe. This included the detail that the PCC is planning on requesting additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

19 August 2013 - Rotary Club of Storrington

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Roundabouts Hotel, West Chiltington

The PCC will speak to memebrs of the Storrington Rotary Club.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Storrington Rotary Club at their evening meeting and talked about her role and priorities for policing within Sussex.

19 August 2013 - Crimestoppers Quarterly Committee Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will attend a Crimestoppers Committee Meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC attended Crimestoppers’ Quarterly Meeting with the Chief Constable and introduced herself to the members/volunteers.

20 August 2013 - Op Stade and visit to Tactical Planning Team

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC visited Police HQ to be briefed on the current operations around the policing of the protests in Balcombe. This included a tactical planning meeting with partners.

20 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
Heart FM conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC PCC about the policing of the protests in Balcombe, this included the PCCs request on additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

20 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
ITV Meridian conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC about the policing of t he protests in Balcombe, this included the PCCs request on additional funding from the Home Office to police the protests.

20 August 2013 - Meeting with Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Inspector of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and some of his team. Discussed the relationship and upcoming work HMIC.

20 August 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive of Refuge

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive of Refuge, domestic abuse charity.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chief Executive and Director of Operations from Refuge, a national domestic abuse charity. Discussed the charity’s work across East Sussex and the PCCs commitment to tackling domestic abuse as one of her top priorities.

21 August 2013 - Chief Constable Performance Development Review Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chief Constable to discuss his performance objectives from the last 12 months and future objectives for the next 12 months.

21 August 2013 - First in a series of meetings to discuss needs assessment and commissioning of services, attended by partners and relevant officers from Sussex Police

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: 3VA Offices, Eastbourne

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended a meeting to discuss needs assessment of current victims’ services in the voluntary sector.

21 August 2013 - Meeting with Brighton University, Vice Principal

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Brighton University

The PCC will meet with the Vice Principal for Brighton University to discuss partnership.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting with the Vice Principal at Brighton University to discuss the Employer Supported Scheme with Sussex Police and other ways of working together.

21 August 2013 - Meeting with Crimestoppers Chief Executive

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive of Crimestoppers.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the outgoing Chief Executive of Crimestoppers and discussed the  work of the charity and future funding.

21 August 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Executive of Kent Probation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chief Executive of Kent Probation Services.

Outcome:
The PCC had an introductory meeting with the Chief Executive of Kent Probation and discussed the changes to the probation service.

21 August 2013 - Student video interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC took part in a short video interview for a journalism student for a project about Domestic Abuse services in Brighton and why it is a priority for the Commissioner.

22 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live interview for drive time with the PCC about the recruitment of Response Investigation Team officers.

22 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC about the recruitment of Response Investigation Team officers.

22 August 2013 - Briefing for High Sheriff of East Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

The PCC will attend a briefing for the High Sheriff of East Sussex to talk about her role and policing priorities for Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a briefing event for the High Sheriff of East Sussex with the Chief Constable and Chief Executive and Leader of East Sussex County Council. The briefing provided an opportunity to explain her role and talk to the High Sheriff about policing priorities within the district.

22 August 2013 - Meeting with Maralyn Smith, Victim Support

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This meeting has been postponed.

23 August 2013 - Meeting with Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable and received an update on the policing of the Balcombe drilling site. The PCC also raised questions regarding Niche and performance of the 101 number.

23 August 2013 - Meeting with West Sussex Fire & Rescue

Attended by: PCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and her CFO met with representatives from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to discuss the possibilities of shared facilities. It was agreed that contact would be made with the Sussex Police Estates Manager.

23 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted a pre-recorded interview about the latest costs of policing at the Balcombe drilling site.

23 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
ITV Meridian conducted a pre-recorded interview about the latest costs of policing at the Balcombe drilling site.

23 August 2013 - Media Interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Telephone Interview

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live interview on their drivetime show with the PCC about the latest costs of policing at the Balcombe drilling site.

27 August 2013 - Launch of the Specials recruitment

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: John Street, Brighton

Outcome:
The PCC opened recruitment for 120 Special Constables.

27 August 2013 - Meeting with Rise UK

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: OSPCC

The PCC will meet with representatives from Rise UK to discuss their work.

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from Rise UK to discuss domestic abuse and prevention work in Brighton & Hove and future funding.

28 August 2013 - Sussex Police update briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive an update briefing on work of Domestic Abuse.

Outcome:
The PCC received an update briefing from  ACC Merrett and other Sussex Police officers and staff on the work being done around domestic abuse.

28 August 2013 - Interview for Inside Out

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by BBCs Inside Out for a programme on Police & Crime Commissioner’s which will be shown in the Autumn.

28 August 2013 - Public Engagement

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hastings Town Centre

The PCC will be talking to members of the public from the police box in Hastings.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of the public from the police box in Hastings and answered questions about policing concerns in the area. Her latest Vlog was also filmed with Johnston Press and can be viewed here.

28 August 2013 - Vlog filming with Johnston Press South

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will film her monthly vlog for Johnston Press South which will be published across the network of local news sites. The previous vlog can be viewed here.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of the public from the police box in Hastings and answered questions about policing concerns in the area. Her latest Vlog was also filmed with Johnston Press and can be viewed here.

29 August 2013 - Meeting with Misconduct Panel Members

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the three Misconduct Panel Members, appointed by her office, who look at the way disciplinary matters of officers are handled by Sussex Police.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Misconduct Panel Members, who are appointed by her office, to look at how Sussex Police handle disciplinary matters of officers. Received an update report from the members and heard an overview of outcome from recent Misconduct Panels and Police Appeal Tribunals.  A decision was made to extend their term of office until May 2016.

29 August 2013 - Early turn briefing - Newhaven

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Newhaven police station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 8am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and staff at their 8am early turn briefing. Heard about local issues and the work of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

30 August 2013 - Meeting with Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will have her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Requested updates on the policing at Balcombe and discussed the policing of the upcoming Labour Party Conference.

September 2013

2 September 2013 - Teleconference with South East Region to discuss Victims Commissioning

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO joined a teleconference with PCC offices in the South East to discuss the ongoing work regarding victims commissioning.

2 September 2013 - Worthing Rotary Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Chatsworth Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing

The PCC will talk to members of the Worthing Rotary Club.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Worthing Rotary Club to talk about her role and priorities for policing in Sussex and answered attendees’ questions.

3 September 2013 - Sussex Police Vulnerability Oversight Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses attended the meeting with Sussex Police to review work in the key areas of domestic violence, hate crime, serious sexual offences, anti social behaviour and children & young people.

3 September 2013 - Sussex Resilience Forum

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Discussed updates on the policing operation in Balcombe, including financial updates.

3 September 2013 - Blue Light Interoperability Meeting

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Multi-agency meeting to discuss preparations for the Fire & Rescue strikes.

3 September 2013 - City Management Board

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton & Hove Job Centre Plus

Outcome:
The Chief Executive attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove City Management Board. Update on the back to work jobseekers agency initiative.

3 September 2013 - Meeting with Police Community Clubs of Great Britain

Attended by: CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her Senior Team will meet with representatives from The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain.

Outcome:
The Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer met him Steve Artley from the National Police Community Trust (NPCT) on behalf of the Commissioner. Agreed to explore with Community Safety Partnerships any initiatives that NPCT could get involved with. A follow up meeting will be arranged.

4 September 2013 - Community Cashback Panel

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Outcome:
Observed the allocation of Chief Constable balance of funding to projects across Sussex.

4 September 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive and Leader of Mid Sussex District Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Mid Sussex DC Offices

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the Chief Executive and Leader of Mid Sussex District Council to discuss ongoing work.

Outcome:
Discussed progress of the provision of a transit site in West Sussex. Mid Sussex is leading on a scoping report following a high number of concerns from the public with unauthorised encampments across the summer months. This is as a result of the meeting in March with the PCC and MPs in West Sussex.

4 September 2013 - Meeting with Horsham District Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Horsham DC Offices, North Street, Horsham

The PCC will address members of Horsham District Council prior to their full Council meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of Horsham District Council (HDC) ahead of their full meeting. Discussed future plans for Sussex and the local police station in Horsham and ongoing work with HDC. Praise was also given to local police officers by Councillors.

5 September 2013 - Launch of Sussex 4x4 response

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Outcome:
The PCC took part in the launch of the new agreement/memorandum of understanding between Sussex 4x4 Response volunteers and Sussex Police, which will see drivers of 4x4 vehicles from across Sussex help police deal with major emergencies in the county. The roles could include trips such as taking key staff to work so they can do their jobs, delivering supplies or equipment to officers involved in operations during severe weather or helping with search and rescue operations. Read more about the agreement here

5 September 2013 - Pan Sussex Meeting with the Department for Communities

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC is holding a meeting with the Department for Communities, Sussex top tier authorities and Sussex Police.

Outcome:
The PCC hosted a meeting attended by the Sussex top tier authorities (East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council), Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service with the Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss the Troubled Families Programme and exchange views on how the models are working across Sussex. An information gap between each of the agencies was identified and it was agreed that ACC Smith would help in co-ordinating work and operating practices across Sussex.  It was also agreed that a data sharing protocol would be drawn up.

6 September 2013 - Pre-meet with Supt Heather Keating

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with Supt Keating to set the agenda for the PCCs Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable.

6 September 2013 - Meeting with Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will hold her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. This meeting will be webcast to discuss issues raised by members of the public around the policing of the protest in Balcombe, West Sussex and available to watch here.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussions focused on the policing operation in Balcombe and the PCC questioned what impact this was having on Neighbourhood Policing Teams, which the Chief Constable assured is being kept to a minimum by using officers on rest days.

6 September 2013 - Meeting with Chief Constable, Director of HR and the Unison Branch Secretary

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC had a meeting with the Unison Branch Secretary and his Deputy, which was also attended by the Chief Constable and the Director of HR for Sussex Police. Discussed the transfer of staff through Stage 2 Transfers. The PCC will be invited to address the National Unison Conference on the 11 October to present on this subject and a successful transition in Sussex.

9 September 2013 - Crimestoppers Golden Handcuff Club Reception

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton Metropole

Outcome:
Attended the Crimestoppers’ Golden Handcuff Reception to celebrate the coming 20th anniversary of Sussex Crimestoppers; and to the members of the Golden Handcuff Club, for the financial support given to Sussex Crimestoppers, enabling them to continue their invaluable work in helping to reduce criminal activity in our local communities.

9 September 2013 - Meeting of the Clive Vale Residents Association

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Halton Baptist Church, Old London Road, Hastings

The PCC will address a meeting of the Clive Vale Residents Association and speak to members of the public about their concerns.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of the Clive Vale Residents Association and talked about her priorities and plans for Sussex. Residents asked questions about the 101 number, which the PCC agreed had recently seen slow response times but assured residents this was improving and is an area she continually raises with the Chief Constable.

10 September 2013 - Pan Sussex Mediation Services Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Mediation Services from across the County to discuss future funding.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CFO met with all Sussex Mediation Services and looked at the possibilities of a joint working agreement and consistent funding approach across the county, this work is ongoing.

10 September 2013 - Home Office Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Attended the Home Office event for PCC CEOs which provided an opportunity to discuss plans for transparency, parliamentary processes and to identify possibilities to mark PCCs one year on with Home Office officials.

10 September 2013 - Meeting with the Director of Finance and Assurance, West Sussex County Council

Attended by: PCC, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and her CFO met with West Sussex County Council’s Director of Finance and Assurance to discuss the possibility of linking into the Governments community budgets programme. This work is ongoing.

11 September 2013 - Meeting with Hong Kong police officer delegation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

The PCC will join the Chief Constable to welcome a delegation of police officers from Hong Kong who are visiting the county to get an insight into policing in Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC joined the Chief Constable in welcoming police officers from Hong Kong. The visit was facilitated by the NPIA (in full) International Academy in order to broaden their knowledge on areas such as; CCTV, Anti-Crime Measures in relation to Ethnic Minority Community / Ethnic Minority Policing and Intelligence Gathering and Analytical Capability.

11 September 2013 - Meeting with Andrew Kerry, West Sussex County Council

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The CEO met with a representative from West Sussex County Council’s Corporate Management Group to capture OSPCC views for the business case to be submitted for the Government’s Community Budget programme.

11 September 2013 - Transforming Rehabilitation: PCC Reference Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: MOJ Building, London

The PCC will join the PCC Reference Group at the Ministry of Justice on the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the first working group with the MOJ on the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme which was co-chaired by Stephen Rimmer, Director-General of Crime and Policing at the Home Office, and Antonia Romeo, Director-General of Criminal Justice at the Ministry of Justice. The programme will transform the way offenders are managed in the community, to achieve a reduction in the rate of re-offending, whilst continuing to protect the public. This is a key priority for the Commissioner in Sussex.

11 September 2013 - Independent Custody Visiting Association Executive Committee meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Mary Sumner House, London

Outcome:
Revision of National Standards for Custody Visiting following consultation.

11 September 2013 - Justice Select Committee

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: London

The PCC will sit on the Justice Select Committee Panel which will examine how PCCs have approached their role in crime reduction.

Outcome:
The PCC gave oral evidence in Westminster on the Justice Select Committee’s enquiry ‘Crime Reduction Policies: A Co-ordinated Approach?’ The PCC was able to share some of the excellent work being carried out in Sussex to tackle crime and reduce re-offending. The evidence session can be watched online here

11 September 2013 - Meeting with Brighton Students Union

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton University

This meeting has been postponed and will be re-arranged.

12 September 2013 - Sussex Police Best Use of Resources Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Monthly board meeting to consider draft proposals for 2014-15 and beyond.

12 September 2013 - Serving Sussex Delivery Group

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the Serving Sussex Delivery Group which looked at Corporate Delivery Structures and ICT.

12 September 2013 - PCC briefing event - The SPR and the National Policing Requirement- information and challenge

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Attended a College of Policing conference for PCCs on the Strategic Policing Requirement. The programme included briefings from national policing leads, HMIC SPR inspection and the National Crime Agency.

12 September 2013 - Meeting with Rachel Osborne, Odgers Interim

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussion to understand more about interim management appointments.

12 September 2013 - IDVA Workshop

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Brighton Town Hall

Outcome:
Development of a pan Sussex victim survey to inform service provision at strategic level.

12 September 2013 - Filming with BBC Sunday Politics Show

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The BBC Sunday Politics Show conducted an interview about the cost of the policing operation in Balcombe and the application to the Home Office to cover the additional cost of policing the protest.

12 September 2013 - Meeting with Kevin and Emma Scott, Breaking the Cycle

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with Kevin Scott to discuss promoting Breaking the Cycle in Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC heard from representatives from Breaking the Cycle to learn about their work in Sussex. The PCC will be invited to an assembly to see work in greater detail.

12 September 2013 - Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: RNLI Office, Sovereign Harbour

The PCC will attend a public meeting of the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel and talk to members of the public.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel and discussed with committee members her role and priorities for Sussex. Local issues included speeding in the harbour. Those present expressed support for local police officers.

12 September 2013 - Meeting with Selsey Town Council Members

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with members of the Selsey Town Council following recent attendance at their meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members of Selsey Town Council. Discussions included the potential use of the local police station and co-locating of services with Selsey Town Council. This is ongoing work.

12 September 2013 - Early turn briefing - Lewes

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes police station

The PCC will meet officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a 7am early turn briefing with officers and staff at Lewes police station and gained an important understanding of resourcing and day-to-day demands on the district, this information is fed back into the monthly performance meetings with the Chief Constable.

13 September 2013 - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will have her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed policing at Balcombe and the future HMIC inspection on Domestic Abuse.

13 September 2013 - Op Fresco Gold Group Meeting

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Gold Group multi-agency meeting to look at preparations for Fire & Rescue strike.

13 September 2013 - East Sussex DAAT Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for alcohol and drugs updated partners re provisional funding arrangements for 2014/15.

13 September 2013 - Eastbourne & District Lunch Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

The PCC will speak to members of the Eastbourne and District Lunch Club.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed approximately 100 members of the Eastbourne & District Club for businesses, explained her role and priorities for Sussex.

16 September 2013 - HMIC Performance Improvement Event

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC and her CEO will attend an event run by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary. The aim of the event is to provide practial examples of how crime, workforce and other data can be used to assist in setting priorities and holding the Chief Constable to account.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended an event hosted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary on performance improvement in policing. The event was shaped to assist PCCs in setting priorities and holding Chief Constables to account.

16 September 2013 - Meeting Louisa Delpy, Balcombe Protest Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
PCC met with Louisa Delpy policing issues around Balcombe village were discussed and will be raised at the monthly performance meeting with the Chief Constable, which will be available to watch here.

17 September 2013 - Wealden Community Safety Partnership Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Uckfield Community Fire Station

Outcome:
The Partnership welcomed the new District Commander for Wealden, Chief Inspector Gary Pike. The Partnership considered performance against the partnership’s targets, the East Sussex Domestic Abuse Strategy which goes out to consultation in Nov/Dec , and how best to promote the understanding of the role of magistrates.

17 September 2013 - OPCC/SxPol Comms Planning

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Meeting between OSPCC and Sussex Police to discuss future working arrangements for Communications.

17 September 2013 - Meeting with Claire Barcham, Home Office

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed the efficiency and effectiveness survey of partners involved in the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

17 September 2013 - Meeting with Bob Gough, Eastbourne Borough Council

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with Bob Gough, Chair of the Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership to discuss the budget for Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership.

17 September 2013 - Meeting in Findon village

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Findon Village Hall

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chair, Councillors, residents and local business owners in Findon to discuss recent concerns experienced with an unauthorised encampment in the village. The meeting was also attended by the District Commander Chief Insp Pip Taylor. It was agreed that Sussex Police would write a detailed report and look to include villages in future plans.

17 September 2013 - West Sussex Cooperative

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the West Sussex Cooperative, chaired by the Leader of West Sussex County Council. The meeting looked at various areas including Whole Place Community Budgets, which followed on from the PCCs meeting on the 10 September with the Director of Finance.

17 September 2013 - Meeting with Superintendents' Association

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair and Secretary of the Superintendent's Assocaition.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chair and Secretary for the Superintendents Association and discussed issues for officers within Sussex Police, this information will help the PCC hold the Chief Constable to account at future performance meetings.

17 September 2013 - Meeting with the Principal of Chichester College

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Chichester College

The PCC will visit Chichester College and meet with the Chief Executive and Principal.

Outcome:
The PCC visited Chichester College and met with the Principal. Discussed options for future youth engagement with her office to work on reducing youth offending. This work is ongoing between the OSPCC and Chichester College.

18 September 2013 - Sussex Police Extended Police Family Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended the meeting which focussed on areas including the recruitment and retention of Specials and wider volunteering.

18 September 2013 - Estates Briefings

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Received an update on work ongoing with the police estates strategy.

18 September 2013 - Serving Sussex 2015 Programme Update

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC, CEO and CFO will meet with Sussex Police officers to discuss progress with the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme.

Outcome:
The PCC and her Senior Management Team held a meeting with Sussex Police to review the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme and hear updates on progress and future funding plans. Issues will be addressed at monthly performance meeting.

18 September 2013 - Quarterly Professional Standards Review Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the Head of the Professional Standards Department to review matters relating to governance and integrity.

18 September 2013 - Hastings & Rother District Branch of Retired Police Officers

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Football Club, Park Avenue, Hastings

The PCC will speak to members of the Hastings and Rother District National Association of Retired Police Officers.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed retired police officers from the Hastings and Rother District and answered their challenging questions.

18 September 2013 - Audit Committee

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Joint Audit Committee. Papers will be published here on the website prior to the meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Joint Audit Committee, which agreed the Annual Governance Statement and Statement of Accounts. The Committee also presented their annual report which summarised the work undertaken and conclusions from two meetings so far during 2013.

19 September 2013 - Safer Rother Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bexhill Town Hall

Outcome:
The Partnership were updated on the Safer in Communities Partnership Fund, Victims Commissioning and the Pan Sussex Performance Framework.

19 September 2013 - Event on Victims’ Services and their Commissioning

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Merseyside Police Headquarters

Outcome:
National event to discuss victims’ services and their commissioning. The day included speakers from the Ministry of Justice, presentations from PCC areas to set out their preferences for commissioning approaches and discussions on next steps. This work is ongoing.

19 September 2013 - Horsham Farmers Market

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Horsham

Outcome:
The PCC spent the day at the Horsham Farmers Market talking to residents about their concerns and priorities for policing and safety in Sussex.  Local concerns were ‘free running’ in the town centre which involves running, jumping and exploring across urban areas, it is not illegal itself, provided it is carried out responsibly. Local police were on hand to security mark bicycles and the PCC was filmed by BBC Inside Out for their programme on PCCs a year on.

19 September 2013 - Midhurst & Petworth NHW Annual Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Cowdray Hall

The PCC will address the Annual General Meeting of the Midhurst and Petworth Area NHW.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members at the Midhurst and Petworth Neighbourhood Watch Annual General Meeting. Members raised questions on changes to the police stations, which will both be re-provided as Neighbourhood Policing Base and work is estimated between to take place 2014-2016. Other issues raised were burglary and oil theft and discussions on the successful cross border work with Surrey.

20 September 2013 - Live interview with BBC Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a live interview following the performance meeting with the Chief Constable.

 20 September 2013 - Telephone interview with the Argus

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The Argus conducted an interview following the performance meeting with the Chief Constable.

20 September 2013 - Interview with BBC South East

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted an interview following the performance meeting with the Chief Constable.

20 September 2013 - Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC, DPCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will hold her monthly Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable. This meeting will be webcast and available live on the website at 1pm here.

Outcome:
The PCC held her monthly performance accountability meeting with the Chief Constable, which was webcast and can be viewed here. Focused on the policing operation in Balcombe.

21 September 2013 - Opening of Barnham community building with designated police room

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Outcome:
The PCC attended the opening of a dedicated police room in Barnham Community Hall by the District Commander Pip Taylor, the room will be used during working hours and has been paid for by local residents.

23 September 2013 - Op Otter Visit

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton

Outcome:
The PCC and Chief Constable visited Brighton and had a tour of the sites for Operation Otter, the policing of the Labour Party Conference to see how it is policed.

23 September 2013 - Arun Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Arun Civic Centre

Outcome:
Provided an update on the forthcoming launch of the PCCs Safer in Sussex fund.

23 September 2013 - East Sussex Safer Communities Steering Group

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters

Outcome:
Attended the East Sussex Safer Communities Steering Group, items included presentations on Restorative Justice and updates on road safety. The CEO provided an update on work of the OSPCC, in particular the forthcoming launch of the PCCs Safer in Sussex fund.

24 September 2013 - Sussex Police briefing

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will receive an update briefing regarding Special Constable recruitment.

Outcome:
The PCC received an update on the recruitment of 120 Special Constables, which opened at the end of August and the outcomes of the Retention Working Groups, which were set up to look at attrition rates of Specials. To date there have been over 600 applications received.

24 September 2013 - Meeting with Director of Sussex Pathways

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Director of Sussex Pathways.

Outcome:
The PCC had a meeting with the Director of Sussex Pathways and discussed Government plans for offenders.

24 September 2013 - Pan Sussex Community Safety Meeting

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting with each of the top tier authorities and Sussex Police District Commanders to discuss budget setting protocol and performance measurements. This is an ongoing area of work and future meetings are arranged.

24 September 2013 - Safe in The City Partnership Board

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: King's House, Hove

Outcome:
Attended the Safe in the City Partnership. Items on the agenda included Performance Management and an update on changes to the Probation service. Key areas discussed were work to support violence against women and the Integrated Offender Management Programme.

24 September 2013 - Meeting with Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: King's House, Hove

Outcome:
Meeting with Chief Executive and Community Safety Lead of Brighton & Hove City Council ahead of their Safe in the City Partnership Board.

24 September 2013 - Meeting with the Head of Corporate Communications

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussed future engagement protocols between the OSPCC and Sussex Police with the force Head of Corporate Communications.

 

October 2013

1 October - Police Federation Open Meeting

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton Metropole

Outcome:
The CEO attended the Police Federation Open Meeting on behalf of the PCC and provided members with an update and read an open letter from the PCC.

1 October - Howard League's Fringe Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Manchester

Outcome:
The PCC spoke at the Howard League’s Fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference and highlighted her commitment to working with young people and the importance of listening to their views on the youth justice system.

2 October - Live interview with BBC Radio Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Manchester

Outcome:
BBC Radio Sussex conducted a live interview following an open meeting of the Police Federation.

2 October - Live interview with BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Manchester

Outcome:
The BBC Radio 4 Today Programme conducted a live interview on the cost of the policing operation at Balcombe.

3 October - Visit to the Brighton Anti Victimisation Unit

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: John Street Police Station

The PCC will visit the Brighton Anti-Victimisation Unit at John Street Police Station.

Outcome:
The PCC visited the Anti-Victimisation Unit in Brighton which is run by a Rise Advocacy Worker, Rosie Iles-Jonas. The unit provides support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

3 October - APACE Annual Seminar

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Ryton

Outcome:
Attended the annual two day APACE seminar. Items on the agenda included new governance arrangements, complaints and correspondence, Police Funding Review and discussions on Police & Crime Plans.

3 October - Catch up with Maralyn Smith, Victim Support

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will have her six weekly meeting with Maralyn Smith from Victim Support.

Outcome:
Six weekly catch up meeting with Victim Support. Discussed the Sussex Young Witness Service which provides support at every Crown and Magistrate’s Court in Sussex.

3 October - Littlehampton 3VA

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Littlehampton United Church

The PCC will talk to members of the Littlehampton 3VA about her role and answer their questions.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Littlehampton 3VA and talked about her role and priorities for policing in Sussex. Questions focused on the closure of police stations and the policing operation in Balcombe.

4 October - Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable on behalf of the Chief Constable. Received updates on last week’s meeting and discussed the next meeting of the Collaboration Governance Board with Surrey.

4 October - Mid Sussex Partnership Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Triangle, Burgess Hill

Outcome:
An update was provided to the Board from the OSPCC, including the PCC’s intention to launch a Community Fund to support community safety and crime reduction-based projects over and above the central government allocation. An update on victims’ services commissioning was also given, along with notification that the PCC and the three upper-tier Community Safety forums have developed a shared outcome based framework for determining what successful crime reduction looks like in Sussex. This will ensure that all Community Safety Partnership activities across Sussex will be aligned to the PCC’s Police & Crime Plan and driven by evidence-led best practice.

4 October - Visit to new shared services in Eastbourne, with C/Supt Neil Honnor and District Commander Steve Biglands

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Eastbourne

Outcome:
The PCC visited 1a Grove Road, the new public contact office, which opened on Monday 7 October. Met with NPT and council staff who will be working in the shared premises.

4 October - Meeting with Ticketmedia

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with representatives from Ticketmedia to discuss possible publicity ideas during domestic abuse campaigns.

4 October - Live interview with BBC Radio 5 Live

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live about Special Constables, following national stories on attrition rates.

5 October - The Freedom of the Town Ceremony

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Littlehampton Town

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Freedom of the Town Ceremony to 30 Commando IX Group Royal Marines in Littlehampton.

7 October - PCC Collaboration Governance Board Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

The PCC will attend a Governance Board meeting with the Surrey PCC to discuss Collaboration.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a collaboration meeting with Surrey Police. Progressing future projects, potential efficiencies in combining services.

7 October - Brighton Community Safety Forum

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Hove Town Hall

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum. Provided an update on the Safer in Sussex Fund.

8 October - Early turn - East Grinstead

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: East Grinstead police station

This visit has been cancelled and will be re-arranged.

8 October - Meeting with Bruce Tippen, Sussex Criminal Justice Board

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with Bruce Tippen from the Sussex Criminal Justice Board to discuss collaboration opportunities with Surrey. 

8 October - Meeting with West Sussex County Council Chairman and Divisional Commander

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

This meeting has now been cancelled.

9 October - Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend the general meeting of the APCC and will have an opportunity for Ministerial Engagement with the Home Secretary.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Ministerial Engagement meeting hosted by the Home Office. This was followed by the annual APCC meeting with other PCCs. Items discussed included; Police ICT, Victims and Witnesses and the APCC annual reports were reviewed.

10 October - Workshop to consider victims’ services currently delivered in Sussex.

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
Collation of responses from service providers, the police and others involved in the Criminal Justice System will inform a needs assessment and help shape future provision of services commissioned by the PCC.

10 October - South East Region ACPO & PCC Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Surrey Police HQ

The PCC will attend a meeting with PCCs and Chief Constables from the South East.

Outcome:
The PCC, her CEO and their colleagues were joined by the Chief Constables and ACPO Leads for the South East Region. The main item on the agenda was to discuss the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

10 October - South East Region PCCs and Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Surrey Police HQ

The PCC and her CEO will attend a meeting with the PCCs for the South East Region and their Chief Executives.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with their colleagues from the South East Region.  The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the large piece of ongoing work regarding Victims Commissioning and the Regional Organised Crime Unit.

11 October - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC had her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable and discussed the future of Police ICT. She also questioned him on 101 performance, which is improving and burglary.

11 October - Vlog fliming

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The PCC filmed her October vlog with Johnston Press which can be viewed here.

11 October - National Unison Police & Justice Sector Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Brighton Centre

The PCC will be speaking at the national conference for police and justice sector unison members.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to attendees at the National Unison conference in Brighton. She spoke about the Stage 2 Transfer and how policing will look and feel for officers in Sussex following the transfer of staff next April.

11 October - Police & Crime Panel

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO, OSPCC,

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, ,

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Meeting of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel. Papers for this meeting will be published on here.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Police & Crime Panel and presented the draft Precept. Papers and minutes from this meeting can be found here.

12 October - Lewes Town & Rural NHW - Safety and Security in the Community

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Malling Community Centre, Lewes

The PCC will speak to members of the public at the Lewes and Rural Neighbourhood Watch event in Lewes.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a community event in Lewes for the town and rural NHW members. She addressed the meeting and spoke about her role and priorities for policing in Sussex.

14 October - Quarterly Complaints and Integrity Accountability Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Meeting with the Head of the Professional Standards Department and Director of Human Resources for Sussex Police to review matters relating to governance and integrity.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Head of the Professional Standards Department to scrutinise and review the forces reporting of governance and integrity. This included looking at force hospitality registers, records of complaints and a dip check on cases.

14 October - West Sussex Operational Delivery Plan Presentation

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Durrington Police Station, Worthing

The PCC will attend a presentation on on the Operational Policing Plan for West Sussex, which runs alongside the PCCs Police & Crime Plan.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a presentation of the delivery plan for officers on West Sussex division. This plan is produced by the Divisional Commander against her Police & Crime Plan.

14 October - Filming for Annual Cadets Parade

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC filmed a short piece to camera about her support for Cadets and the work they do in Sussex, this will be shown at their annual parade in November.

14 October - Meeting with SHM Foundation

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with representatives from the SHM Foundation.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with a Director from SHM Foundation to discuss options for a Youth Commission pilot project, this piece of work is ongoing.

15 October - Best Use of Resources Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Monthly board meeting to consider draft proposals for 2014-15 and beyond.

15 October - East Sussex Health & Wellbeing Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board on behalf of the Commissioner. An update was received from the Clinical Commissioning Groups.

15 October - Day with Neighbourhood Schools Officer

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

The PCC will spend a day with Neighbourhood Schools Officer, PC Kate Brookman QPM and have the opportunity to visit some schools and see how this work is carried out.

Outcome:
The PCC joined PC Kate Brookman, a Neighbourhood Schools Officer and visited Hailsham Community College, Hellingly Primary School and Heathfield Community College to meet with staff and talk to students about policing in Sussex and their views. Also took part in the Inspire Teaching Programme.

16 October - Integrated Offender Management Task and Finish Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
The meeting considered the Terms of Reference for a multi agency review of Integrated Offender Management.

16 October - Business Crime Conference

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: University of Brighton

The PCC will speak at the Sussex Police conference on Business Crime.

Outcome:
The PCC presented at a Business Crime Conference hosted by Sussex Police. The conference was attended by 12 large retailers and other stakeholders and showed a commitment by the force to engage with businesses and tackle business related crimes, which is a key priority for the PCC.

16 October - Meeting of the South East Region PCCs, Presiding Judges and Delivery Directors

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Royal Courts of Justice, London

The PCC will attend a meeting with other PCCs from the South East Region, Presiding Judges and Delivery Directors to exchange views.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting at the Royal Courts of Justice with the other PCCs in the South East and the Presiding Judges. Discussed the CJS Efficiency Programme, integrity issues and serious sexual offences.

17 October - Chichester Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the Chichester Community Safety Partnership and provided an update on behalf of the PCC on the Safer in Sussex fund.

17 October - Teleconference with Helen Keats, Rough Sleep Advisor

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC had a telephone conversation with Helen Keats, who has been commissioned to carry out a piece of work for Sussex Police on tackling homelessness.

17 October - Police ICT Conference Call

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC joined a teleconference hosted by the PCC for Essex to look at future options for Police ICT System. She will join the working group and attend future meetings.

17 October - Visit to Woodvale Mortuary

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will visit Woodvale Mortuary in Brighton to get an understanding of the work carried out.

Outcome:
The PCC visited Woodvale Mortuary and had the opportunity to watch a post-mortem and met with pathologist Dr Williams and the Mortuary Manager Sean Didcott.

17 October - Chichester All Parishes Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Chichester District Council Officers

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Chichester Parish Councils and speak with members about her role.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Chichester Parish Councils. Discussed her role and priorities in Sussex and answered questions on travellers, Special Constables and the policing operation in Balcombe.

18 October - Annual East Sussex Town and Parish Council Event

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: De La Warr Pavilion

Outcome:
Attended the annual meeting on behalf of the Commissioner, which focused on road safety and also provided an address to attendees.

18 October - Performance and Accountability Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will hold her monthly Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable. This meeting will be webcast and available live on the website at 8am here.

Outcome:
The PCC held her monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable, which was webcast live and can be viewed again here.

19 October - Street surgery with Henry Smith MP and James Brokenshire MP

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: County Mall, Crawley

The PCC will join MPs Henry Smith and James Brokenshire at a street surgery in Crawley to meet with members of the public and answer any questions.

Outcome:
The PCC joined Henry Smith MP and James Brokenshire MP at a street surgery at County Mall in Crawley. Met with members of the public and answered their questions about policing in Crawley, especially burglary.

21 October - Restorative Justice Training

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Goffs Park House, Crawley

Outcome:
Training was delivered on the principles of Restorative Justice (RJ) and how to facilitate RJ conferences between victims and offenders.

21 October - Estates Update Briefing

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC, her Chief Executive and Chief Finanec Officer met with the Director of Finance and Estates Manager to receive an update on the work programme to date.

22 October - Meeting with Sussex Police Integrated Offender Management lead

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting to discuss how changes to probation will impact upon Intergrated Offender Management.

22 October - City Management Board

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Jubilee Libary

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove City Management Board and discussed the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

22 October - Meeting with Members from the Brighton & Hove Federation of Small Businesses

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will meet with a group of members to discuss business crime in Brighton & Hove.

Outcome:
The PCC met with members and discussed concerns they were facing in Brighton & Hove. Items discussed included parkour, ASB and the Business Crime Reduction Partnership.

22 October - Early turn briefing - Worthing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Centenary House

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing. Discussed the estates review and future plans regarding Worthing and Shoreham police stations.  The PCC also heard about local crime issues.

23 October - Safer Crawley Partnership Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Town Hall, Crawley

Outcome:
The Partnership were updated on the PCC’s plans including the changes to victims’ commissioning services and the launch of a Safer in Sussex Community fund to support community safety and crime reduction-based projects.

23 October - Older People’s Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: King's House, Hove

The PCC will address a meeting of Brighton & Hove's Old People's Council about her role and plans.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Older People’s Council in Brighton & Hove. She talked about her role and priorities for policing in Sussex and discussed policing of public protests, how the force is addressing the increase in burglary across Brighton & Hove and mental health.

24 October - Meeting with the UK Border Force for ongoing discussions about independent custody visiting scheme

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Gatwick Airport custody centre

Outcome:
Tour of new custody suite, introduction to custody staff and consideration of Memorandum of Understanding for commencement of visits by the OSPCC’s Independent Custody Visitor volunteers.

24 October - Meeting with Surrey PCC’s Victims’ Services lead and S-E Regional Manager of Victim Support

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Surrey PCC

Outcome:
Ongoing discussion about the future of victims’ services delivery.

24 October - Lewes District Council and parishes conference

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telscombe Civic Centre

Outcome:
Attended the Lewes District and local parishes’ conference on behalf of the Commissioner and provided a presentation on the role of the PCC, the policing protocol and precept.

25 October - Domestic Abuse Attrition Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting with Sussex Police, statutory partners and volunteer agencies to discuss the ongoing work to improve the rate of attrition in domestic abuse cases.

26 October - Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hove Town Hall

The PCC will present to NHW Members at their annual conference in Hove.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members at the annual Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Conference at Hove Town Hall.

28 October - Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend the second meeting of the Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group with the Ministry of Justice.

Outcome:
This meeting was cancelled and re-arranged for Tuesday 5 November.

29 October - Stage 2 Implementation Group

Attended by: CEO, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting with Sussex Police to discuss plans and progress to date with the Stage 2 Transfer of staff for April 2014.

29 October - Meeting with Portia Ragnauth, Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South East

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South East Region.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South East Region who started at the end of September. Discussed the role and domestic abuse cases in Sussex.

30 October - Workshop to consider victims’ services currently delivered in Surrey.

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Imber Court, Surrey

Outcome:
Collation of responses from service providers, the police and others involved in the Criminal Justice System will inform a needs assessment and help shape future provision of services commissioned by the PCC.

30 October - Interview with Sunday Politics Show

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed by the BBC Sunday Politics Show about her first year in office.

30 October - Southwater Parish Full Council Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater

The PCC will be speaking at a meeting of the Southwater Parish Council.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Southwater Parish Council and provided an address to members about her role and priorities for policing in Sussex. Discussions on PCSOs, crime figures and ASB.

30 October - South East Business Crime Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The American Express Community Stadium

The PCC will be speaking at a Business Crime Conference for the South East, which is to be hosted by the British Security Industry Association.

Outcome:
The PCC attended and provided an opening address at the South East Business Crime Conference hosted by the BSIA. The event was free for businesses in the South East and provided an understanding of the latest risks and security solutions for them.

31 October - Meeting with Chair of Findon Parish Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Findon

Outcome:
The PCC had a meeting with the Chair of Findon Parish Council and Cllr Deborah Urquhant to follow-on from previous discussions regarding an unauthorised traveller site in the village and Sussex Police efforts.

31 October - Meeting with Acting Governor of HMP Ford

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Ford Prison

The PCC will meet with the Acting Governor of HMP Ford following cancellation earlier in the year.

Outcome:
The PCC visited HMP Ford to meet with the Governor and gain an understanding of the workings and heard about their thru-the-gate provision to support offenders.

31 October - Rustington & District NHW AGM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Woodlands Centre, Rustington

The PCC will address members of the Rustington & District Neighbourhood Watch at their Annual General Meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed a meeting of the Rustington and District NHW. The meeting also included presentations from the local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Community Safety Partnership and Trading Standards.

31 October - HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Visit to East Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Royal Visit to the South Downs YHA in Beddingham, Lewes and was presented to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

November 2013

1 November - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will have her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC held her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. The PCC requested an update on burglary processes and discussed the victim experience and follow up contact taken by the Force.

1 November - Meeting with Becky Shaw, Chief Executive

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Lewes

Outcome:
Quarterly meeting with East Sussex County Council Chief Executive to discuss collaborative work. Particular discussion on funding for Community Safety Partnerships.

1 November - Filming for the BBC Sunday Politics Show

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC was filmed for the BBC Sunday Politics Show reflecting on her first year in office.

2 November - ICVA National Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton

The PCC will attend the Independent Custody Visiting Association's national annual conference.

Outcome:
The PCC presented at the National ICVA Conference which was hosted in Brighton. Other speakers included the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Sue Berelowitz Deputy Children’s Commissioner, Sarah Green IPCC Commissioner, and The Rt. Hon. Norman Baker MP. Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Ian Smith Chief Executive of ICVA.

4 November - PCC Collaboration Governance Board Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will attend a Governance Board meeting with the Surrey PCC to discuss Collaboration.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a Collaboration Governance Board meeting with Surrey Police and PCC. Discussions centred on progressing future projects.

4 November - Burgess Hill District Lions Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Hickstead Hotel

The PCC will address members at the Burgess Hill Lions Club.

Outcome:
The PCC presented to members of the Burgess Hill District Lions Club. She provided them with an insight into her role and the work she’s been doing in Sussex.

5 November - Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Field House, Worthing

Outcome:
An update was provided to the Board from the OSPCC, including the PCC’s intention to launch a Community Fund to support community safety and crime reduction-based projects over and above the central government allocation. An update on victims’ services commissioning was also given, along with notification that the PCC and the three upper-tier Community Safety forums have developed a shared outcome based framework for determining what successful crime reduction looks like in Sussex. This will ensure that all Community Safety Partnership activities across Sussex will be aligned to the PCC’s Police & Crime Plan and driven by evidence-led best practice.

5 November - Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC attended the reference group for the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. Items on the agenda included resettlement prisons, commissioning restorative justice and the role of the National Probation Service.

5 November - APPGC Children and the Police inquiry

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: London

The PCC will give evidence at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children into their inquiry to explore the police's relationships with children and young people, how they seek to engage with them , and children and young people's views of the police.

Outcome:
The PCC gave oral evidence at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children and the Police inquiry about the positive work in Sussex and her plans for engaging with young people.

6 November - Meeting to discuss POCA funding

Attended by: CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting with Sussex Police to discuss processes for funding from the Proceeds of Crime Act, which will handled by the PCC in the future.

6 November - HMIC Quarterly Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will have her quarterly meeting with HMIC, which will include a 1:1 meeting and a joint meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a meeting with HMI Zoe Billingham and the Chief Constable. Presentations on force performance and the Commissioner’s use of the Sussex Police performance dashboard were given. The Strategic Policing Requirement, which HMIC will be inspecting on, was also discussed. You can read about this upcoming inspection here.

6 November - Meeting with Sussex Youth Offending Team Leads

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Youth Offending Team Managers for East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Outcome:
The PCC, her CEO and a member of her team met with the three Youth Offending Team Managers from across the county to discuss future working and the Commissioner’s plans for engaging with young people.

7 November - Legal Training Event

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Hampshire PCC

Outcome:
Training event for South East Region PCC offices focused for anyone handling complaints.  Included session from John Beggs QC.

7 November - Interview with BBC South East

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted a pre-recorded interview on the PCCs first year in office and plans for the year ahead.

7 November - Early turn briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Rye Police Station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC met with officers and staff at their early turn briefing in Rye and heard about local crime issues.

7 November - Home Office event on Violence against Women and Girls

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will be speaking at this Home Office event.

Outcome:
The PCC attended an event hosted by the Home Office to discuss the challenges involved in tackling sexual and domestic violence and how to galvanise an effective local response. Speakers included Mark Cooper, Head of the Home Office Violence Crime Unit and Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid. The PCC also gave a presentation on her approach to tackling domestic and sexual violence locally, along with PCCs for Northumbria and Avon and Somerset.

7 November - Entertainment Workshop

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Rye

The PCC will visit the Entertainment Workshop in Rye, an innovative youth provision.

Outcome:
The PCC visited a workshop in Rye which provides young people with the opportunities to learn about themselves, their communities and how they can partner with others to bring change. The students at the workshop were able to put questions to the PCC about her role and policing.

8 November - Pre-meet with Supt Keating

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting to discuss agenda for the PCC Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable.

8 November - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

The PCC will hold her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC held her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. She questioned him on the upcoming HMIC inspection of domestic violence and discussed correspondence she’d received to her office regarding rural crime.

8 November - South-East Regional Victims & Witnesses Working Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Home Office, London

Outcome:
Working group to discuss progress on victims’ and witnesses’ services commissioning.

11 November - Op Magpie In Focus Week Action

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC joined officers in a week of action to crackdown on domestic burglaries across the county. The operation involved cross-border policing with Kent and saw officers joined by Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers.

11 November - Bognor Regis Town Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Bognor Regis Town Hall

The PCC will speak at a meeting of the Bognor Regis Town Council.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Bognor Regis Town Council to speak to them about policing concerns in Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas and answer their questions.

11 November - Live interview with Uckfield FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

The PCC will be interviewed live on Uckfield FM Radio at 11.30am about her first year in office.

Outcome:
Uckfield FM interviewed the PCC live to reflect on her first year in office. You can listen again here.

11 November - Rotherfield St Martin Community Charity

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Rotherfield Village Hall

The PCC will address attendees at the Rotherfield St Martin's Community Charity.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Rotherfield St Martin’s Community Charity to talk to them about her role and answer their questions and concerns on policing in Sussex. Whilst at the meeting the PCC filmed her latest vlog, which can be viewed here.

12 November - South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU)

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a meeting with Sussex Police chief officers to discuss the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

12 November - Sussex Police briefing update

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received a briefing from ACC Merrett on the recruitment of Special Constables. It was encouraging to hear that over 700 applications had been received towards the target of recruiting 120 new Special Constables.

12 November - Police & Crime Plan Working Group

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex pcc

Outcome:
The Chief Executive met with the Police & Crime Plan Working Group which is made up of members of the Police & Crime Panel to review the Plan to ensure that it still accurately reflects the expectations of the public, to consider the effectiveness of the Plan and to comment on proposed changes. The aim of the meeting was to reinforce the Commissioner’s four priority areas, clarify the objectives and assess whether the measures are still appropriate. This involved simplification and maintenance taking into account the Commissioner’s first year of office. A revised copy of the Police & Crime Plan will be presented to the Police & Crime Panel in January 2014.

12 November - Interview with Heart FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Heart FM conducted a pre-recorded interview reflecting on the PCCs first year in office.

12 November - Interview with BBC Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Susssex PCC

Outcome:
BBC Sussex conducted a pre-recorded interview reflecting on the PCCs first year in office.

12 November - Interview with Splash FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Splash FM conducted a pre-recorded interview reflecting on the PCCs first year in office.

13 November - Horsham Community Safety Partnership Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Horsham

Outcome:
The partnership was updated in respect of the Safer in Sussex Community Fund which was welcomed.  A further update was given with regards to the current position for victims’ services commissioning and the imminent changes to Probation which could present a risk for the IoM process.  The partnership was advised that a IoM task and finish group has been established and will be engaging with CSPs through the upper tier authorities to identify what role CSPs can play in future IoM.

13 November - National Transformation in the Police Conference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: London

The PCC will be delivering a presentation at the police conference on the collaboration between Sussex and Surrey forces.

Outcome:
The PCC presented at the National Transformation in the Police Conference which provided a crucial insight into key policy developments and the most successful emerging strategies, aimed at delivering more efficient policing. She was asked to present on the approach taken in Sussex with the Police Estate Strategy, which has been produced to ensure value for money, whilst retaining high levels of provisions.

13 November - Live interview with BBC South East

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: London

Outcome:
BBC South East conducted a live interview reflecting on the PCCs first year in office.

14 November - Police ICT Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
Following the One Year on Event the PCC attended the PCC Police ICT Group and agreed to join part of the group moving forward.

14 November - PCCs One Year On event

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: London

The APCC will be hosting an event to mark the one year anniversary of the first PCC elections.

Outcome:
The PCC, her CEO and a member of the team attended the One Year on Event hosted by the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners. The event included a keynote address from the Home Secretary and presentations from other PCCs on Integrity, Mental Health and Victims. During the day the PCC was interviewed by the BBC News Channel and ITV Meridian.

15 November - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Sussex University Conference Centre

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC held her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed a Home Office event planned for PCCs and Chief Constables on Collaboration and the Children’s Takeover Day.

15 November - Sussex Criminal Justice Board Victims’ Code Task and Finish Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
Multi-agency meeting to check progress against the requirements of the Victims’ Code.

15 November - PCC Live Webchat

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

The PCC will be hosting a live webchat reflecting on her first year in office. You can submit your questions here.

Outcome:
The PCC held a live webchat from her office and took questions from members of the public. You can watch the chat here.

15 November - Warden Park Student Visit

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The Commissioner will meet with students from Warden Park as part of a shadowing day with Mid Sussex District Council Cllr Pete Bradbury.

Outcome:
The PCC met with students from Warden Park school who were on a visit with Cllr Peter Bradbury and talked to them about her role.

15 November - Serving Sussex Leadership Forum

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex University

The PCC will address Sussex Police officers and staff at their leadership forum.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed senior police officers and staff at their Leadership Forum, where the theme of the day was better decision making.

18 November - Sussex Criminal Justice Board Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

The PCC will attend a meeting of the Criminal Justice Board.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a meeting of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board which included forward planning for 2014-15.

18 November - Interview with the Kent and Sussex Courier

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The Kent and Sussex Courier conducted an interview with the PCC reflecting on her first year in office.

18 November - University of Sussex Law Society Event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

This meeting has been postponed.

19 November - Meeting Supt Nev Kemp & Linda Beanlands, Brighton & Hove City Council

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Divisional Commander for Brighton & Hove and Community Safety Lead from Brighton & Hove City Council to discuss funding for the Inspire project.

19 November - Meeting with Roz Evenden, Ministry of Justice

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with their Transforming Rehabilitation Competition Lead from the Ministry of Justice to discuss plans for future working on the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.

19 November - HMIC Domestic Abuse Inspection

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

The PCC will meet with HMIC as part of their inspection on domestic abuse.

Outcome:
The PCC joined Sussex Police at their presentation to the HMIC inspectors on the domestic abuse inspection.

19 November - County Times Community Awards

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: The Capitol, Horsham

Outcome:
The PCC attended an awards ceremony for the County Times which saw Special Constable Richard Harris receive the 999 community award. Read more here.

20 November - Extended Police Family Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended the meeting and discussed the Force’s plans for the recruitment of Special Constables and the wider use of volunteers.

20 November - Stage 2 Transfer teleconference

Attended by: CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
Teleconference with Sussex and Surrey representatives to discuss progress of the Stage 2 Transfer of staff in April 2014.

20 November - South East Region conference call

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
Conference call for PCCs in the South East Region to discuss the ongoing work regarding the commissioning of victims services.

20 November - Interview on BBC Sussex

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Telephone

Outcome:
BBC Sussex interviewed the PCC on the final costs for the policing operation at Balcombe.

20 November - An evening with Abandofbrothers

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend an evening recepetion with abandofbrothers.  

Outcome:
The PCC attended an evening reception event for the abandofbrothers charity, which provides support to young men of sexual abuse. The evening heard from a variety of speakers and how abandofbrothers transform young men’s lives.

21 November - Chairman's Briefing Meeting - Audit Committee

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Briefing meeting for the Audit Committee Chairman ahead of the meeting on the 27 November. Papers for the meeting can be found here.

21 November - WSSCSP Executive

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: County Hall, Horsham

Outcome:
Attended a meeting of the West Sussex Strategic Community Safety Partnership and provided an update on behalf of the PCC on the Victim Commissioning work, Precept and Restorative Justice. Other items on the agenda included the Strategic Intelligence Assessment and a Alcohol & Cannabis Diversion Scheme.

21 November - Interview with Heart FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
Heart FM conducted a pre-recorded interview on the launch of the PCCs Youth Commission. To read more about this please click here.

22 November - HMIC De-brief

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC attended a de-brief meeting with HMIC following their inspection of the force on domestic violence.

22 November - Launch of Youth Commission

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Outcome:
The PCC launched her intention to establish a Youth Commission in Sussex. The Youth Commission will provide a platform for young people to support, inform and challenge the PCC on the Police & Crime Plan. The PCC wants to ensure that young people’s views are represented when key decisions are made and that they are involved in this process.  Recruitment is now open for a representative group of young people (aged 14-25 years old) from across Sussex who are interested in becoming a member of the Youth Commission. The deadline for paper applications is Friday 20 December and phone interviews will then take place in January. Information on how to apply can be found here.

22 November - Children Commissioner’s Takeover Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC had four students, from Youth Councils and Cabinets across the county in her office for the day as part of the National Takeover Day. The students also visited Sussex Police Communications Department and joined the PCC for her monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable, where they were able to question him. The meeting can be viewed here.

25 November - College of Policing Board

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the College of Policing Board as part of her role as a Board member. The meeting was followed by a Development Session for members.

25 November - Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC helped launch the White Ribbon campaign aimed at encouraging all victims of domestic abuse to report incidents earlier before the abuse escalates, and at raising awareness of White Ribbon UK, an international organisation working to involve men in opposing violence and abuse against women. Read more here.

26 November - Best Use of Resources Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Monthly board meeting to consider draft proposals for 2014-15 and beyond.

26 November - Safe in the City Partnership Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton & Hove City Council, King’s House, Hove

Outcome:
A member of the OSPCC attended the meeting and discussed performance across the areas of domestic abuse & violence attrition rates and youth reoffending rates. The Board also discussed how child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery will be tackled in the City.

26 November - SALC Six Monthly Meeting with The Chief Constable

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
Attended the Sussex Association of Local Councils meeting on behalf of the PCC. The meeting provides an opportunity for Councillors to put questions to the Chief Constable and PCC. An update was provided on  the work carried out by the PCC since election in November 2012.

26 November - White Ribbon Brighton & Hove Albion Photograph

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Outcome:
The PCC joined the Brighton & Hove Divisional Commander Supt Nev Kemp and other partners for a photograph with members of the Brighton & Hove Albion football team, who are supporting the White Ribbon campaign.

26 November - Partnership Domestic Abuse Training Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Town Hall

The PCC will speak to partners from the Lewes District at their conference on the District's Community Safety Action Plan and Domestic Abuse.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed partners in Lewes at a training event, which focused on domestic abuse. Read more here.

26 November - South East Countryside Alliance Committee

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Upwaltham Barn, Upwaltham, Chichester

The PCC will address a members of the Countryside Alliance at their committee meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the South East Countryside Alliance in West Sussex to address members and take their questions on matters regarding rural policing. It was agreed that a further meeting would be arranged for East Sussex members.

27 November - Audit Committee

Attended by: CEO, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Meeting of the PCC and Chief Constable joint Audit Committee. Items on the agenda included a review of the Annual Governance Statement, Treasury Management Mid Year report and the Annual Audit letter. The agenda and supporting papers can be viewed here.

27 November - Specials Cohort Training

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Police HQ

Outcome:
The PCC joined a cohort of Special Constables for their first training session.

27 November - West Sussex Division - Command Team Away Day

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will present to officers and staff from the West Sussex Division at their away day.

Outcome:
The PCC joined officers of the West Sussex Command Team to talk to them about the main factors affecting the force and provided an opportunity to answer their questions and concerns.

28 November - Meeting with Nicholas Wainwright, PSD

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Met with Det Insp Nicholas Wainwright from the Professional Standards Department to discuss the handling of complaints.

28 November - Opening of Billingshurst Volunteers Office

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

The PCC will attend the opening of a new volunteer office.

Outcome:
The PCC opened an office within Billingshurst Community Centre which will be run by volunteers and provide members of the public a point of contact.

28 November - East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership Priority Setting Workshop

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Kings Centre, Eastbourne

Outcome:
The OSPCC Community Safety lead attended a meeting with partner agencies in East Sussex to discuss and agree priority areas for focus in 2014/2015.

28 November - South-East Regional Victims & Witnesses Working Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Home Office

Outcome:
Working group to discuss progress on victims’ and witnesses’ services commissioning.

28 November - Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The PCC joined the Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group teleconference.

28 November - RISE Living Library VIP Reception

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Jubilee Libary

The PCC will attend a reception to celebrate the RISE Living Libary. This year’s theme is ‘Putting People in the Picture.'

Outcome:
The PCC attended an evening reception for Rise UK and discussed domestic abuse with partners funding across the City of Brighton & Hove.

28 November - East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses, Annual General Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Wellshurst Golf & Country Club

The PCC will attend the annual meeting for the East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses and talked about her role and commitment to tackling business crime across the county.

29 November - Launch of Sussex Police Christmas Drink/Drug Drive Campaign

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath police station

Outcome:
The PCC attended the launch of the Sussex Police drink and drug drive campaign, where she took part in being tested with the new equipment.

29 November - Patrol with Eastbourne Street Pastors

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Eastbourne Town Centre

Outcome:
The PCC joined Street Pastors in Eastbourne during their late night patrol to observe the work they do for the community.

29 November - NHW Force Support Planning Workshop

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath police station

Outcome:
The PCC joined NHW Volunteers at their first support planning workshop.

29 November - Hot seat live interview

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: BBC Sussex Studio, Brighton

Outcome:
The PCC was interviewed live on BBC Sussex and took questions from the public.

December 2013

2 December - Brighton Independent Custody Visiting Panel meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Public Confidence

Venue: Brighton Custody Centre

Outcome:
Bi-annual meeting of Brighton Independent Custody Visitors, analysis of visiting statistics and update from Custody Inspector.

2 December - Violence against Women & Girls(VAWG) Board

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Kings House, Hove

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses attended the meeting to discuss the delivery of the VAWG strategy through awareness raising, partnership activity and joint commissioning.

2 December - PCC Collaboration Governance Board Meeting

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Surrey Police HQ

The PCC will attend a Governance Board meeting with the Surrey PCC to discuss Collaboration.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended a collaboration meeting with Surrey PCC and police. Discussed progress of collaboration opportunities and the future of Cyber Crime.

2 December - Lecture at City College in Brighton

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: City College ,Brighton

The PCC will provide a talk to students studying journalism at City College in Brighton as part of discussions on public protection, crime and the role of Police & Crime Commissioner.  

Outcome:
The PCC addressed students studying journalism at City College in Brighton and talked to them about her role.

3 December - Teleconference with the Ministry of Justice

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
The PCC held a teleconference with the Ministry of Justice to discuss her responsibilities re:  Restorative Justice funding and commissioning opportunities.

3 December - Neighbourhood Policing Conference

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Kings Centre, Burgess Hill

Outcome:
The OSPCC policy lead for Neighbourhood Policing attended the conference and met with officers, staff and volunteers.

3 December - Telephone interview with Spirit FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
Spirit FM conducted a pre-recorded interview on the Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

3 December - Meeting with Police Federation

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the Chair and Secretary of the Police Federation for Sussex Police.

Outcome:
Regular meeting for the PCC and her CEO with Police Federation to discuss local and national issues.

3 December - Meeting with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

The PCC will meet with the Chair and Vice-Chair for the Police & Crime Panel.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel to catch up issues ahead of the meeting on the 24 January 2014.

3 December - Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce - Breakfast Club

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Peacehaven Golf Club

The PCC will present to members of the Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce at their breakfast meeting.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed members of the Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce at their breakfast club meeting and discussed her role, business crime and cyber crime. Following the meeting, members were provided with a link to the Precept consultation.

4 December - Victims’ Services Commissioning Seminar

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: London

Outcome:
Seminar on the move to a new model of victims’ services commissioning and networking event.

4 December - South East Looked After Children, Policing and Youth Justice seminar

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Surrey

The PCC will attend the conference in Surrey which will update on the work which has been going on across ten south east local authorities and four police forces.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a conference with senior partners in the South East from ten local authorities and four police forces and reviewed the ongoing work to improve practice in relation to looked after children, in order to reduce their over-representation in the criminal justice system. For the first time ever, a South East Regional Protocol to reduce the criminalisation of children in care has been agreed.

4 December - Meeting with Brighton Marina Security

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Brighton Marina

The PCC will meet with security staff at Brighton Marina Security, which includes a Special Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC met with Special Constable Colin Tribe and Andrew Goodall, Brighton Marina. Colin Tribe is an employer supported Special Constable working with the Marina. They discussed marina security and engagement opportunities with local schools.

5 December - Police & Crime Panel Victims Services Reference Group

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The first meeting of the Victims’ Services Working Group were given a presentation on the change to victims’ services provision, in order to give independent consideration and evaluation of the victims’ services commissioning process.

5 December - Mid Sussex Partnership Board

Attended by: CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: The Triangle, Mid Sussex

Outcome:
The CEO and a representatives from the OSPCC received an update on local community safety projects and provided the Board with an update from the OSPCC, specifically on the launch of the PCC’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund, the launch of the Sussex Youth Commission, the PCC’s role in commissioning victims’ services and the public consultation on the police precept.

5 December - Teleconference re Victim Services Commissioning

Attended by: PCC, CEO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
The PCC, CEO and a member of the OSPCC joined a teleconference with other PCCs in the South East to discuss the ongoing victim services commissioning work.

5 December - E-CINS Conference

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

The PCC will attend a Sussex Police conference with partners aimed at looking at the cloud based multi agency information sharing and case management computer system, E-CINS.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a multi-agency conference, hosted by Sussex Police, looking at the casework technology E-CINS. E-CINS is a cloud based multi agency information sharing and case management computer system that enables real time tasking and sharing between relevant partners. This programme is used nationally for areas such as IOM, anti-social behaviour, vulnerable people, victims, offenders and many more.

5 December - Adur and Worthing Safer Communities Partnership Domestic Abuse Photography Project

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Victim Focus

Venue: Northbrook College

The PCC will attend a domestic abuse focused event organised by Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the photography exhibition at Northbrook College facilitated by the Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership.  The theme of the evening focused on domestic abuse, in particular, the effects it has on children and young people as victims and witnesses. This event was part of the White Ribbon Campaign.

5 December - Brighton & Hove Divisional Awards Ceremony

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex County Cricket Ground

The PCC will attend an awards ceremony for officers on the Brighton & Hove Division.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Brighton & Hove Divisional Awards Ceremony and presented several awards including one for outstanding volunteer for Special Constables.

6 December - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Police HQ

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC held her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. The meeting was also attended by her CFO, CEO and the Force Director of Finance and they reviewed the Chief Constable's budget proposal.

6 December - Sussex and Surrey Police Joint Transport Service Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
This was the first meeting of the Board, which agreed the terms of reference and agenda for the next meeting.

6 December - “Know Your Strength” Launch

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Crawley

Outcome:
The PCC addressed attendees at the launch of the "Know Your Strength" Scheme run by Crawley Borough Council, which is aimed at restricting the availability of ‘high strength’ beers and ciders to the ‘street drinking’ community. Representatives attending included members from the Asian business community, Councillors, police and local MP Henry Smith.

9 December - Sussex Criminal Justice Board Victims’ Code Task and Finish Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
Multi partnership meeting tasked to assess what is required of agencies under the new Code of Practice for Victims.

9 December - APCC website training

Attended by: OSPCC

Venue: APCC, Victoria Street, London

Outcome:
A representative from the OSPCC attended a training session for all PCC communicators ahead of the launch of the new APCC website.

9 December - Safer Arun Partnership

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the Safer Arun Partnership; the main items for discussion were the Arun Alcohol Retailer Scheme and the Think Family Neighbourhoods Initiative.

9 December - South East Chief Executives Meeting

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

Outcome:
The CEO joined a meeting with South East Chief Executives to discuss collaborative work in the region.

9 December - Governor's Christmas Carol service at HMP Lewes

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Prison

The Commissioner will attend a carol service at Lewes Prison with partners.

Outcome:
The PCC attended the Governor’s Christmas Carol service at Her Majesty’s Prison in Lewes.

10 December - Brighton & Hove Strategic Partnership

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Outcome:
The CFO attended a meeting of the Brighton & Hove Strategic Partnership, partners considered the Sustainable Community Strategy and what implications that would have for Brighton for the short to medium term.

10 December - Home Office collaboration event for PCCs and Chief Constables

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend an event hosted by the Home Office for PCCs and Chief Constables looking at Collaboration.    

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended an event hosted by the Home Office for PCCs and Chief Constables to discuss collaboration. The purpose of the event was to encourage and inspire further collaboration and provided an opportunity to discuss with colleagues from all UK Forces.

11 December - Wealden Community Safety Partnership

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Uckfield Community Fire Station

Outcome:
An update was provided to the Wealden Community Safety Partnership on the launch of the Safer in Sussex Community Fund, the Youth Commission and precept.

11 December - Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Slaugham Manor

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for domestic abuse attended the meeting with Sussex Police and partner agencies to discuss performance and joint working pan Sussex.

11 December - Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: London

The PCC will attend the second meeting of the Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group with the Ministry of Justice.

Outcome:
The PCC attended a meeting of the Transforming Rehabilitation PCC Reference Group.

11 December - West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and County Council Carol Service

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Venue: Chichester Cathedral

The PCC will attend the county carol service for West Sussex.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO attended the carol service in Chichester Cathedral.

12 December - West Sussex Performance Group Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Horsham District Council Offices

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for community safety attended the meeting to discuss the draft recommendations for the Strategic Intelligence Assessment.

12 December - Pan Sussex Travellers’ Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Housing Centre, Moulsecoomb, B&HCC

Outcome:
Quarterly top tier authority and multi agency meeting to discuss Traveller issues across the county.

12 December - Meeting with Chief Inspector Gary Pike

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussion regarding his new role as District Commander for Wealden.

12 December - Pre-record radio interview with Seahaven FM

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Via telephone

Outcome:
Seahaven FM conducted a pre-recorded interview with the PCC on the recruitment of PCSOs.

12 December - Victim Support Divisional Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Victim Focus

Venue: The Ramada Hotel, Crawley

The PCC will speak to staff at the Victim Support Divisional Meeting, which will also include the PCC for Surrey.

Outcome:
The PCC addressed staff at the Victim Support AGM and announced future funding the Young Victim and Witness Service in Sussex. Read more about this here.

12 December - Early turn briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Haywards Heath Police Station

The PCC will meet with officers and staff for the Mid Sussex District at their early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC joined officers and staff at their early turn briefing in Haywards Heath and heard about local issues.

13 December - Meeting with the Chief Constable

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Weekly meeting with the Chief Constable.

Outcome:
The PCC held her weekly meeting with the Chief Constable. Discussed recruitment plans for Special Constables and PCSOs.

13 December - Safer Rother Partnership Meeting

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Written update provided

Outcome:
An update was provided to the Safer Rother Partnership on the launch of the Safer in Sussex Community Fund, the Youth Commission, precept consultation and on the cross border policing issue with Kent Police.

13 December - Vlog filming with Johnston Press South

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC filmed her latest Vlog, which can be viewed here.

14 December - WSFRS Drink OR Drive event

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Crawley Town Football Club

Outcome:
The PCC attended an event hosted by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service at the Crawley Town Football Club to mark the start of the drink drive season. One of the main features was to raise awareness in the community and beyond of the dangers involved in drive driving. Fire-fighters, with the support of Sussex Police and the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership were on hand throughout the day talking to the public and giving advice on staying safe on the roads. The PCC also met the Chief Executive of Crawley Town FC.

16 December - Restorative Justice Briefing

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Sussex Police HQ

Outcome:
Meeting with Force lead for Restorative Justice to discuss aspects of restorative justice multi-agency governance, process and good practice in place across Sussex.

16 December - Briefing from Sussex Police

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO received a full briefing from Sussex Police Crime Registrar on crime data recording. It was agreed to meet on a regular basis to monitor this area.

17 December - Sussex Police Estates Briefing

Attended by: PCC, CFO, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
A regular update briefing on progress relating to the Estates Strategy with the Force Director of Finance and Head of Estates.

17 December - Serving Sussex 2015 Programme Update

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC, CEO and CFO will meet with Sussex Police officers to discuss progress with the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme.

Outcome:
The PCC, CEO and CFO held a meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable and other Sussex police representatives to review the progress of the Serving Sussex 2015 Programme in relation to the budget.

17 December - Integrated Offender Management (IoM) Task and Finish Group

Attended by: OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Lewes Crown Court

Outcome:
The OSPCC lead for victims and witnesses attended the meeting to discuss the ongoing work that will impact upon IoM practice following the changes to Probation Services.  

17 December - Brighton City Management Board

Attended by: CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Outcome:
The CFO attended the City Management Board, with other finance representatives and discussed likely financial scenarios they were facing in 2014/15 and beyond.

17 December - East Sussex Safer Communities Steering Group

Attended by: CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Bellbrook Centre, Uckfield

Outcome:
The CEO presented to the East Sussex Safer Communities Steering Group and provided an update on the PCC’s Safer in Sussex Fund. Over items on the agenda included a presentation on reducing reoffending from Sheffield Hallam and the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.

17 December - Police ICT Teleconference

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Teleconference

Outcome:
The PCC is a member of the National Police ICT Working Group and joined the latest teleconference.

17 December - Meeting with Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs

Attended by: PCC, OSPCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will meet with the Chair's of the Local Safeguarding Children Board's from across the County.

Outcome:
The PCC met with the Chair’s of the West Sussex and Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards. They presented their annual reports and discussed funding. The Chair for East Sussex was unable to attend and will meet the PCC on a future date.

17 December - Sussex MPs Briefing

Attended by: PCC, CEO, CFO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: London

The Commissioner will hold a briefing with Sussex MPs and partners reflecting on her first year in office.

Outcome:
The PCC held a briefing with Sussex MPs and others at the House of Commons in London. She provided an update on current work including; the Precept consultation, Safer in Sussex Fund and Youth Commission.

18 December - Meeting with Cllr Cox and Cllr Wealls

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
Discussions regarding local policing and community safety partnership funding.

18 December - Meeting with the Chief Executive for Adur & Worthing Borough Council

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the new Chief Executive for Adur & Worthing Borough Council who recently took the post.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO had an introductory meeting with the new Chief Executive of Adur & Worthing Borough Council. They discussed some opportunities regarding estates.

18 December - Meeting with Chief Inspector Warren Franklin

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met Chief Insp Frankin to discuss updates on business crime, in particular work with the Sussex Business Crime Reduction Partnerships.

18 December - Early turn briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: John Street, Brighton

The PCC will meet officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing.

Outcome:
The PCC joined officers and staff at their 7am early turn briefing in Brighton and heard about current local issues.

19 December - Meeting with ACC Smith

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC met with ACC Robin Smith to discuss various matters relating to neighbourhood policing; PCSOs, Rural Crime, mobile technology, mediation services and Specials.

19 December - Sussex Police briefing

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Value for Money

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

Outcome:
The PCC received a briefing on the forces Asset Management Plan for fleet.

19 December - Meeting with the Chair of the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group

Attended by: PCC, CEO

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC and her CEO will meet with the Chair of the Crawley CCG to discuss future working.

Outcome:
The PCC and her CEO met with the Chair of the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss future working with Sussex Police on joint areas of interest, such as mental health and alcohol. This meeting forms part of a series of meetings the PCC is having with each CCG across the County.

19 December - Visit to Eastboure Police Station

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Eastbourne police station

Outcome:
The PCC attended Eastbourne police station which provided an opportunity for the media to do interviews on the new police and health initiative being piloted in Eastbourne.

20 December - Performance and Accountability Meeting

Attended by: PCC

Policy Priority: Crime & Community Safety, Public Confidence

Venue: Office of the Sussex PCC

The PCC will hold her monthly Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable. This meeting will be webcast and available live on the website at 1pm here.

Outcome:
The PCC held her monthly performance meeting with the Chief Constable which can be viewed again here.

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