Cheshire Police and Crime Panel - Friday, 15th March, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: 1st Floor Committee Room, Ellesmere Port Library, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG

Contact: Martin Smith  Tel: 01270 686012 Email:

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Members are reminded that, in accordance with governance procedure rule at Part 3 paragraph 2.6, Panel Members, or their constituent authority, may nominate substitute members of the Panel in the event that the appointed representative(s) is/are unable to attend the meeting.  Advance notice of substitution should be given to the host authority wherever possible.  Members are encouraged wherever possible to secure the attendance of a substitute if they are unable to be present.


Code of Conduct - Declaration of Interests. Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda no later than when the item is reached.


Public Participation

To receive questions from members of the public. A total period of 15 minutes will be allocated for members of the public to speak at Panel meetings. Each member of the public shall be limited to a period of up to 5 minutes speaking. At the Chair’s discretion the period made available for questions and statements may be extended.


In order that an appropriate answer to the questions can be given, the deadline for indicating a wish to speak or for submission of questions is 3 clear working days before a meeting of the Panel. The Chair has the discretion to waive the 3-day rule for issues deemed to be urgent.


In response to questions or statements the Panel may choose to agree to either provide an agreed verbal response, that will be minuted or to provide a written reply to a questioners chosen address.


Those wishing to ask a question or make a statement should register by email to: send the question or statement by post to:


Cheshire Police and Crime Panel

Democratic Services and Governance

c/o Municipal Buildings

Earle Street




A list of those speaking or asking questions at a meeting of the Panel will be drawn up by the Panel’s Secretariat in order of receipt. Copies of questions and statements will be circulated to all Panel members in advance of the meeting and will be made available to the public attending the meeting. Copies will also be available on the Police and Crime Panel’s page of the Cheshire East Council website.


Nobody may submit more than one question or make more than one statement at the same meeting, but a supplementary question, related to the subject raised in the question /statement, will be permitted for clarification at the discretion of the Chair.


Those speaking or asking questions will not be permitted to address any issue that is the subject of a current or proposed complaint by them against the Police and Crime Commissioner. They are also advised that reference to an issue that could become the subject of a future complaint by them could prejudice the Panel’s consideration of that complaint.


The Panel will not accept a question or statement if:


There is insufficient detail to enable a proper response to be provided.


It is not about a matter for which the Police and Crime Panel has responsibility.


It is potentially defamatory, frivolous or offensive against named individuals.


It is substantially the same question which has been put at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel in the last six months.


It requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 553 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2024.


Additional documents:


Appointment of Deputy Chair of the Complaints Management Sub Committee

To appoint a Deputy Chair.


Review of Complaints received during 2023. pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To note the summary of complaints.


Chair's Announcements


Papers from the Commissioner's Scrutiny Board held on Monday 19 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Additional documents:


Proposed Programme of Meetings for the 2024/25 Civic Year pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To agree the programme of meetings for the 2024/25 civic year.


Questions submitted in advance to the Police and Crime Commissioner pdf icon PDF 485 KB



Welcome to the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Introduction by the Police and Crime Commissioner


Review of the initiatives commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to the Safety of Women and Girls pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Background document from Commissioner’s Office attached.


The Commissioner will make a short presentation to the Panel, before taking questions.


Overview and Scrutiny of the Police and Crime Commissioner