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
Middlesbrough BME Network
Friends of Ropner Park
Redcar Amateur Boxing Club
Posted on Thursday 2nd November 2017