Our Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite was invited and very kindly took a few hours out of his busy schedule to take part in a recent NWCCA meeting in Peterborough. He spoke to us at length about his role and gave an overview of the challenges he faces and current and future issues he needs to tackle across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region. Association Chair Cllr Peter Hiller explained to Jason in detail about the issues we face across our rural communities in particular and, whilst appreciating we do live in generally low level crime areas, just how significant the impact of sporadic anti-social behaviour, car crime, speeding, burglary and fly-tipping is on our residents, especially the elderly. Reassuringly, Jason’s appointed deputy is Peterborough-based Conservative City councillor Andy Coles, a former Metropolitan police officer with many years experience, with whom both Peter and council Leader Cllr John Holdich have had regular meetings since he took office last May.

Pictured with Jason is Dep. Chair Cllr Chris Harper, Chairman Cllr Peter Hiller and Association Treasurer Michael Perkins

NWCCA Executive team meet with PCC Jason Ablewhite