RESIDENTS in Runcorn will have a chance to quiz the chief constable and Crime Commissioner during an event next month.

Crime Commissioner David Keane and Chief Constable Darren Martland will take your question on local policing issues during the session, date of which is yet to be confirmed.

It is part of a series of question time style events taking place in community venues across Cheshire over the next few weeks.

It follows four similar events held in community venues in Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Widnes and Macclesfield at the end of 2019.

The events are part of the chief and PCC’s commitment to bring back real neighbourhood policing to the county.

They want to give Cheshire residents the opportunity to talk to them about the issues that matter most to their communities so they can ensure they are policed appropriately.

PCC David Keane said: “It was fantastic to see so many residents engage in our events in Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Widnes and Macclesfield over the past few months and now it’s Chester, Warrington, Crewe and Runcorn’s chance to have their say.

“It’s vitally important that the police have a good relationship with the public they serve and are aware of your priorities. These events are providing the opportunity to hear first-hand the issues that matter most to our communities.

“The events have already demonstrated the high levels of pride in our communities and residents’ appetite and passion for keeping their local area safe.”

CC Darren Martland added: “The community is key in helping us identify the local priorities and allows us to ensure that they are resourced appropriately to make our communities even safer.

“This is your chance to talk to us directly about the priority issues for your community and I hope to see lots of people engaging in the events and shaping our future priorities together.”

The Runcorn event will take place in February with the date and venue being publicised on the PCC’s website once it's confirmed

Details of the final question time events are:

  • Thursday, January 9 at 7pm: The Venue (Lache Community Centre), Hawthorn Road, Chester, CH4 8HX.
  • Thursday, January 16 at 7pm: The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR
  • Thursday, January 23 at 7pm: What's Happening on North Street, North Street, Crewe, CW1 4NJ

If you would like to submit a question for the PCC or chief constable ahead of the meetings, please email it to