16 Jun 2020
On 24 June 2020, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, Dafydd Llywelyn will hold a public meeting for Powys County residents as part of a digital Community Engagement Day his office is organising.
This will be the Commissioner’s first public engagement event in Powys since the Knife Angel monument visited Newtown earlier in the year in January when the Commissioner’s Office was awarded with the National Anti-Violence Award in recognition of assisting the UK tour of the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression.
Newtown was the first place in Wales to host the Knife Angel, thanks to the efforts of the Dyfed-Powys Office for Police and Crime Commissioner and the local Councillors at Newtown. As part of the visit, there were a number of public events held in the area for children and young people to promote the Knife Angel, and to raise awareness of the harmful effects that violent behaviour has on communities.
The Commissioner’s Public Meeting next week will be an opportunity to look back at the success of the Knife Angel’s visit, as well as an opportunity to discuss other issues that residents want to raise with the Commissioner.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said; “I’m very much looking forward to the Powys Engagement day that I have next week as it will be an opportunity for me to catch up with many people and organisations who I met, and who worked with my staff, in January during the Knife Angel visit.
“There were many events held through the Knife Angel initiative in Newtown, and my staff have just completed a report to the Home Office that details all events and the impact of the visit. It will be great to look back at the highlights during the meeting, while also addressing other issues and questions that residents want to raise with me.
“If you had told me back in January, that the next public event I would be hosting in the Powys area would be via video conferencing, I would have been in total disbelief. However, this will be my third virtual public meeting that is part of my community engagement days, and so far, other meetings held in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion have been quite successful and it’s great to see how people have embraced the use of technology during the lockdown period.”
The meeting will be held between 11am and 12pm on Wednesday 24 June.
Mr Llywelyn said: “Anyone who wishes to attend the meeting next week, please contact my office for the specific details of how to join the meeting that I will be hosting through Zoom”.
During Community Engagement days, as well a public meeting, the Commissioner will have meetings with partners, organisations and commissioned services within the area. Should anyone want to arrange a meeting with the Commissioner during the Powys Engagement Day, there are a limited time slots available. Please email his Office on Communication.OPCC@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk by no later than Friday, 19th June.
Policy and Engagement Advisor | Gruffudd.ifan.OPCC@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk