Category Archives: Community Safety

We live in a society that everyone would feel safe in if it wasn’t for the muck dished up on a daily basis by ‘newspapers’ such as the Daily Mail, and some of the less thoughtful commentators (such as MPs). Its time we changed the culture in our society.

Something does need fixing Cressida


As this news report explains, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick is defending her organisation from an attempt by the London Mayor to try to merge it with the City of London Police Force and the BTP. As … Continue reading

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Making weak laws is the easy part


On Sunday night I was involved in a twitter debate organised by a group whose own twitter account is @PrisonStorm . The debate took place over a 2 hour period and covered a number of issues including the misuse of … Continue reading

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Where was the Police & Crime Commissioner?


There is a disturbing story currently circulating of a brave woman called Faith Spear who comes from Ipswich where she served as a volunteer chair of a body known as the Independent Monitoring Board of Her Majesty’s Prison & Young … Continue reading

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So how are you going to respond now?


Friday was the culmination of a long and complex peace process which our Government has been opposed to. Those words alone should be a wake up call to all of us, we have a Government that would rather go to … Continue reading

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Check where you are digging/cutting


The idea that digging a few holes in a piece of land to erect a fence could lead to thousands of homes and businesses and hundreds of thousands of people becoming disconnected from their phones, TV and internet sounds like … Continue reading

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Saving money can cost lives


On Tuesday lunchtime in Parliament, the Home Secretary was in the House of Commons, responding to a series of questions on different subjects. One of the questions that came up from two Tory MPs on the theme “Police and Fire … Continue reading

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Blue Light Programme gets a boost


Todays blog is also published as part of my Column in the Argus Newspaper: As the shock and immediate reactions to the terrible Grenfell Tower disaster begins to subside for most of us who had no direct connection to the … Continue reading

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