COMMUNITY activists will be asking the new Police and Crime Commissioner to outline his vision to tackle crime in their area tomorrow. (Monday, December 17).

Ron Hogg, who represents the County Durham area, is attending the meeting of the East Durham Trust to outline his strategic plans along with representatives from the voluntary and community sector at the Hazelwell Centre in Haswell.

Trust members have been given the opportunity to find out more about this new role, as well as submitting questions to Mr Hogg, who is now in charge of all budgets and priorities for policing of the area.

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Members will be given the chance to express any concerns and air their opinions of what they think should be addressed within the grassroots of their local communities.

Malcolm Fallow, of East Durham Trust said: “We are delighted that the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner has managed to take time from his hectic schedule to join us at the Trust’s membership meeting.

“With over 300 member groups from the voluntary and community sector of East Durham, which collectively represent more than 15,000 local residents, it’s a fantastic opportunity for Ron Hogg to get a good perspective of issues faced by local communities straight from the horse’s mouth.”

For more information about East Durham Trust contact 0191-569-3511 or visit