A counciL leader has been unveiled as the new chair of the Lancashire Police and Crime Panel (PCP).
Chorley’s Alistair Bradley has taken the reins from Kate Hollern.
The panel is made up of councillors and lay representatives from across Lancashire and it oversees the work of the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Clive Grunshaw.
Coun Bradley said he was honoured to be elected at the panel’s recent annual general meeting at Blackpool Council.
He said: “I’m very proud and honoured that I have been asked to do this. I’m keen to start the role and I’m keen to get involved. We need effective public scrutiny of both the police and the PCC and I have pledged to do that going forward.” The councillor has been promoted from vice-chair after former chair Mrs Hollern stepped down after being elected as Blackburn MP.
Coun Bradley added: “I am looking forward to working with my fellow colleagues on the panel and scrutinising the work the PCC is doing especially as all public services are facing tough times in terms of their resources.
“The panel can play an important role in making sure the PCC’s plans reflect the wishes of the people in Lancashire and hold the position to account.”
Mr Grunshaw welcomed the appointment. He said: “I am looking forward to working with the new panel as they scrutinise the delivery of my Police and Crime Plan.”