The Essex police and crime commissioner is due to take questions on the future of policing at a meeting on Tuesday.

Nick Alston, who was elected to the role in November, is expected to answer questions at Epping Forest District Council’s Safer, Cleaner, Greener scrutiny panel at its Epping High Street offices from 7.30pm.

Councillor Jeane Lea, chairwoman of the panel, said: “Any member of the public is welcome to come along to this meeting and to raise questions with Nick.

Mr Alston received the most votes from within Epping Forest during the election, although only 10 per cent of those eligible to vote turned out in the district.