Local Consultation Meeting – Formerly Police and Communities Together (PACT)
Police and Communities Together (PACT) – A History
Local Area Group (LAG) meetings were introduced by the police force five years ago. Bramcote’s first LAG meeting was held on 24 February 2007 and attended by our local councillor, beat manager plus representatives from Neighbourhood Watches and other Community groups, in Bramcote. These meetings were held on a quarterly basis and the purpose was to discuss the results from neighbourhood surveys and what could be done regarding these concerns.
Two years later the police authorities believed by sharing resources a more efficient service could be offered to neighbourhoods. Consequently, the individual areas were grouped together in “clusters” and LAG meetings became PPACT (Police, Partners And Communities Together) meetings, in the Stapleford/Bramcote/Trowell cluster WEF 31 March 2009. PPACT was later abbreviated to PACT. It remains police led and local councillors together with other members of the public who represent community groups are invited. The name under which the meetings are held has further changed to Local Consultation Meeting (LCM) and now Priority Setting Meeting (PSM).
These meetings still examine the top three priorities set from feedback from the general public by completing surveys at http://www.neighbourhoodprioritysurvey.co.uk/