I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Whilst demonstrating my genuine desire to listen to the local Bedfordshire communities, I would like
to again, invite members of the African Caribbean community, for an online conversation with myself
or my Chief of Staff regarding their experience with and thoughts on discrimination and the Black
Lives Matter movement. Having already held numerous conversations with members of this
community, the responses received have been incredibly insightful and I look forward to hosting more.
As the voice of younger people is often unheard, I would also like to learn of their own experiences of
Bedfordshire Police, more widely within the Criminal Justice system, in health, education, housing and
other services, although capturing their personal experiences of policing is my priority.
Hearing your views is a priority for me moving forward across this year and I will compile a report of
anonymous content to submit to the Force and other service and policy leaders at the end of the year.
My belief is, one to one conversations are more constructive and will give you a chance to speak openly
and express yourself fully. However, I also invite you to join the conversation in groups of no more than
three to participate in a conversation.
The conversations will last for no longer than one hour and will be held via Microsoft Teams. Due to
COVID-19 guidelines, these conversations cannot be held in person.
You can book in a conversation with myself from 9am – 5pm between now and December 2020, subject
to the available time slots.
Please click the link below to book a time slot:
I look forward to speaking to you all.
PCC Kathryn Holloway
Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Police