I would like to congratulate candidates from all political parties who have been selected over the last ten days. In the next few weeks we will have a very clear picture of candidates across the country, and I look forward to meeting you over the coming months.
I would also like to thank those of you who completed the short survey we carried out of prospective police and crime commissioners. We hope to be able to share some of the results of the survey with you later this week at the LGA annual conference.
This week will see over 1000 delegates at LGA conference in Birmingham and I am pleased that so many PCCs candidates are attending too. As you will know we have got a special programme of activity on Thursday 28 June especially for PCC candidates.
Read the programme details
We still have a few places left, to confirm your place please email: email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you in Birmingham.
Councillor Mehboob Khan
Chairman, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board
From April 2013 councils will have significant new responsibilities for health with the creation of Health and Wellbeing Boards. PCCs will need to effectively engage with Health and Wellbeing Boards, local authorities and the NHS on health and offending issues. This briefing takes a look at the implications for PCCs.
Read our brieifng on health reforms and local government
Crime against the retail sector, which cost £1.4 billion during 2011, threatens the survival of local shops, endangers retail staff and is an upward pressure on shop prices. In this issue the British Retail Consortium set out their views on what PCCs could do to tackle this.
Read the British Rail Consortium's briefing
The Electoral Commission have now published the first part of their guidance for candidates and agents at Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The guidance provides an overview to the elections and guidance on who can stand at these elections. All remaining guidance for candidates and agents will be published by the end of June.
Electoral Commission Guidance: Police and Crime Commissioners elections
The Home Office have also produced a set of frequently asked questions as a result of the roadshows that were held earlier in the year.
Read the Home Office's frequently asked questions
Anti-social behaviour is an issue which affects communities across the country. It will be crucial for PCCs, councils and other local partners to work together effectively to tackle these often very visible problems. Our briefing looks at ways this can be addressed by partners.
Read our briefing on anti-social behaviour
In this bulletin we take a closer look at the North West region. This briefing features data presented using our online intelligent data tool, LG Inform, which can tailor information at a regional, police force or local authority level.
Read the North East briefing
20 August 2012