POSSIBLE inclusion of the Isle of Wight into the Hampshire Constabulary name is on the agenda when the new police and crime commissioner, Donna Jones, visits the Island today.

She will be spending the day here to meet with a number of partners, to gain an understanding of the unique policing challenges and community concerns on the Island.

She will be meeting the leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox, council chief executive John Metcalfe, community safety operations manager Andrew Wheeler and Bob Seely MP.

She will also meet Hampshire Constabulary District Commander Supt Sarah Jackson, tour Newport Police Station and custody area, and meet with the policing team.

She will talk with You Trust, a local charity recently awarded funding by the commissioner to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and will meet young people at the Isle of Wight Violence Reduction Unit.

She is also set to speak to County Press journalist Lucy Morgan, and the interview will be on our website later today.

On the agenda is to launch a consultation with partners, the police and the public to seek their views on including the Isle of Wight into the name of Hampshire Constabulary in the future.