100 Conversations (virtual event)
6th July 2020 - 4th December 2020
PCC Kathryn Holloway believes it’s imperative that, as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, she is able to demonstrate her genuine desire to listen to the local Bedfordshire communities.
Therefore, the PCC would like to invite members of the community, in particular those from the African Caribbean community, for a one to one conversation regarding their experience with and thoughts on discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement.
As the voice of younger people is often unheard, the PCC would also like to learn of their own experiences of Bedfordshire Police, more widely within the Criminal Justice system, in health, education, housing and other services, although capturing their personal experiences of policing is the PCC’s priority.
Moving forward across this year, PCC Holloway will compile a report of anonymised accounts which will be submitted to the Force and other service and policy leaders at the end of the year.
The PCC believes, one to one conversations are more constructive and will give the community a chance to speak openly and express themselves fully. Therefore, the PCC will not be participating in group conversations. The conversations will last for no longer than one hour and will be held via Skype or Microsoft Teams. The reason these conversations cannot be held in person is due to the fact that Kathryn is currently working remotely and shielding at home due to a long-standing health condition of her husband.
You can book in a conversation with the PCC from 9am – 5pm between 6th July 2020 and 4th December 2020, subject to the available time slots.
To arrange a time for your conversation, please click on the link below and choose a time slot:
Please share this opportunity with your communities.
The PCC looks forward to meeting you all, albeit virtually.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________