A women’s only meeting is set to take place this week to discuss key policing and other issues affecting their community in Bolton.

The Crompton and Halliwell Ladies PACT meeting will be held on Wednesday evening.

Attendees will get the chance to discuss the most important issues affecting them, their families and communities with police and council representatives.

Cllr Rabiya Jiva, who represents Halliwell, said: “This has come out of the community and out of the PACT meeting organisers.

“The local women have a real voice that they can use to shape policies in their community, and I wound encourage everybody to participate.”

She added: “We will have participants from key agencies who will be invited to attend and contribute as well.”

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Cllr Jiva, who serves as executive cabinet member for stronger communities on Bolton Council, says she hopes that this will help the authority greater understand the needs of its people.

PACT meetings are held across various wards in Bolton with the aim of giving members of the public the opportunity to discuss policing and other issues with officers and councillors.

The women’s only meeting in Halliwell will be held at the Valley Primary School on Hibbert Street on Wednesday July 5 between 5pm and 7pm.