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Crime Commissioner reveals plans to Stafford stroke club

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

Geoff Brookes, chairman of the Stroke club with Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis

Geoff Brookes, chairman of the Stroke club with Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis

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POLICE and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis has given a talk to members of Stafford and District Stroke Club.

The commissioner spoke of plans to make policing more visible and transparent, at the meeting at Thirlmere Way Day Centre yesterday (September 2).

He updated members, who have all suffered strokes, on his first 18 months in office and took questions.

Mr Ellis said: “As we look to make significant savings by doing things differently, my goals going forward are to maintain neighbourhood police officer numbers and free up thousands of hours of police time through vast improvements in technology.”

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Talking after the event, Mr Ellis added: “This club gave me such a warm welcome - there is a real sense of community sprit here and it was good to debate and engage with people who are so passionate about where they live.”

The club meets every Tuesday (except Bank Holidays) and offers its members a day service including games, exercise activities, meals and days out.

Geoff Brookes, chairman, said: “As we get older we do start to worry about crime and getting reassurance like this is fantastic. Personally, I found Matthew’s visit very interesting and I saw our members were very attentive too.”

For more information on Stafford and District Stroke Club call 0303 3033 100. 

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