Tag Archives: Katy Bourne

A Heineken Political Party or proper democratic reform?


The indications are growing of attempts by members of various political parties to form a new one that will somehow solve all of the problems that their current party does not address. Perhaps they will call it the Heineken party … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Police and Crime Commissioners – an unnecessary reform?


For anyone interested in how Policing operates in our communities and how police forces impact on our lives, last Thursday in the House of Lords an informative debate took place on the subject of the responsibilities of Police and Crime … Continue reading

Posted in Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Failure to understand who funds the police


On Monday there was a series of so called ‘topical questions’ aimed at the Home Office Ministers in the House of Commons. These covered a wide range of topics, one of which was the funding of police services. It began … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Extra funds are needed for Sussex Police


In the last few days, every household in Sussex received a leaflet which explains about the level of the Police precept which is due to be collected through the Council Tax starting this month. The leaflet was written by Katy … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Community Safety, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Visible Policing – A mixture of views


This morning three stories or issues are alive on social media that relate to the actions of police forces. The first I spotted was the news of the tragic shooting of two women in Bexhill last night. The fact that … Continue reading

Posted in Community Safety, Journalism, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A full roll call please Amber


On Tuesday the new Minister for Women and Equalities opened and ended a one hour debate on the Centenary of Womans Suffrage. The last question she was asked came from the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips who wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The multiple failures by the Home Office


Whenever the Government is challenged over its cuts to police budgets it regularly points at reduced levels of crime in our communities. It is certainly true that some levels of crime have fallen, however crime has not gone away as … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing, Youth Issues | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment