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Public guidance

Set conditions of attendance for members of the public are detailed below.

Facilities

The venue chosen has been selected for a number of reasons which included parking and disabled access. However it cannot be guaranteed that the needs of all individuals can be met on all occasions.

Refreshments

Refreshments may not be available and those who elect to bring their own are reminded that food and drink cannot be consumed in the hearing room.

Pets

The venue is not suitable for pets of any kind with the exception of guide dogs.

Children

Persons under the age of 18 years will not be permitted to attend. The venue and occasion are not deemed suitable for young persons and the nature of circumstances sometimes discussed at hearings could cause distress.

Serving Officers and Police staff

Officers and Police staff will only be permitted to attend if they are not an interested party. Additionally any attendance must be in their own time and at their own expense. Staff members are encouraged not to attend in order to maximise space available for the general public.

Privacy

Members of the public should be aware that the person chairing the hearing may have decided in advance that parts of it should be not heard in public or, during the hearing, ask members of the public to withdraw whilst a certain issues is addressed.

Mobile Phones

All mobile phones must be switched off or set to silent in the Hearing Room.

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