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.

Sajid, it is time to close down The Home Office


The people and organisations within our society that have recognisable high levels of power and authority should act in a highly responsible manner. If they do not, then the risk of society as a whole being severely impacted and even … Continue reading

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Sussex is impacted by hard borders and Police funding cuts


Most fellow residents have come to terms with our boundary signs that welcome visitors to Brighton and Hove, even though we know which part of the city we live or work in. This sense of corporate unity is of course … Continue reading

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Ways to avoid homelessness conflict with a Royal Wedding


The flurry of social media concerns about homeless people on the Streets near where Princess Eugenie and her fiancé will get married reminds me of two conversations that took place in Brighton and Hove several years ago. When David Panter … Continue reading

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Sure Start and PCCs show the need for political reform


On Monday on ‘Start the Week’ on Radio 4 the programme included Naomi Eisenstadt who spoke about the work carried out under the Labour Government between 2007-2010 on the SureStart programme, which was inspired by the American HeadStart Programme. How … Continue reading

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Five issues behind last night’s Inside Out TV programme


The focus on Sussex Police and its acute lack of resources was the first item last night on the BBC One ‘Inside Out – South East’ programme which is available here. The short documentary exposed the impact of some of … Continue reading

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Today Sussex MPs can prepare for the rest of the week


Today is a dark Monday as far as Parliament is concerned. There is no work going on publicly although no doubt behind the scenes there will be lots of activity both in terms of the maintenance of the buildings along … Continue reading

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77 days detention while we wait for the Home Office to come up with its plan!


On the last day of term in Parliament back at the end of July, a debate took place on the theme of Immigration Detention and specifically on the Review carried out by Stephen Shaw which was Commissioned in September 2017 … Continue reading

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