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Over 50 voluntary advocates attend PCC's 500th community meeting

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Over 50 representatives from voluntary organisations across Cleveland attended a special event hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Barry Coppinger marked his 500th community meeting since his election in 2012 by inviting voluntary groups and partners to a networking event on Monday 30th October.

Over 20 organisations were brave enough to do a ‘lightning talk’ – during which they had only two minutes to sum up the work they do to help keep communities safe.

Attendees included representatives from the RNLI, Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service, MFC Foundation and Cleveland Police Cadets.

Mr Coppinger said: “When deciding how best to celebrate my 500th community meeting, I instantly thought about the many voluntary organisations doing fantastic work across Cleveland.

“Keeping our communities safe is very much a joint effort and working closely with partners and voluntary groups is essential.

“This event was a brilliant opportunity to highlight the excellent partnership work taking place in Cleveland, while allowing organisations to link up and hear about each other’s work.

“Reaching 500 meetings is a milestone in my Your Force Your Voice programme and I look forward to engaging with communities at the next 500 meetings!”


A full list of organisations who took part in the lightning talks is below:

Victim Care and Advice Service


British Red Cross

Cleveland Police Cadets

Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service


Rapid Relief Team

Hartlepool Chinese Association

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Citizens Advice Witness Service

My Sister’s Place

Cleveland Police Volunteers

MFC Foundation

Trans Aware

Angling Trust

Home Instead

Hemlington Linx

Middlesbrough BME Network

Friends of Ropner Park

Street Angels

Redcar Amateur Boxing Club

Street League


Posted on Thursday 2nd November 2017
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