Consultation volunteers help the OPCC and PCC to gain the views of the public by attending a variety of local events and community-run activities. Consultation volunteers are impartial, listening to people’s views, recording comments and opinions and relaying this information to the commissioner. There are a wide range of consultations activities which take place throughout the year ensuring the public have a voice.
We currently have a number of experienced and dedicated volunteers who work hard to ensure standards are high and that members of the public are well-serviced. Both the OPCC and David Keane PCC, are very grateful for their continued hard work and service.
David said “One of my priorities as your Police & Crime Commissioner is to have a ‘police service connected with our communities’. Consultation volunteers provide me with additional capacity ensuring I get to hear the voice of as many people as possible. With all the will in the world, I alone could not speak to all the residents across Cheshire but with the help of my office and dedicated volunteers, I have the ability to hear from more people. I am here to provide a voice for the public and hold the Chief Constable to account, so hearing the views of the public is imperative.”
Margaret Lockhart, consultation volunteer, said: “I just love talking to people. I enjoy listening to their stories and experiences and I’m passionate about making a difference. Giving the public a voice and being able to share this directly with the PCC, shows me just how valuable my role is. Not everyone has the confidence to stand up and speak but that doesn’t mean their views are not important, I provide the opportunity for them to be heard”
If you are interested in becoming a Consultation volunteer, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01606 364000 or send an email.