Tag Archives: Police and Crime Commissioner

The challenge of inflexible budgets


I spent yesterday at an event which was focused on the nighttime economy in Brighton & Hove and how the infrastructure in the City which is provided by the statutory agencies is supported and extended by volunteers and services provided … Continue reading

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A vital intervention


Yesterdays Evening Standard announced plans by the Mayor of London to spend half a Million pounds on a scheme to dramatically cut re-offending rates by women in the Capital City. This is a vital intervention and we need to see … Continue reading

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The signs of political decay


As we begin to come to terms with a new American President and the U turn in our 40 year old journey alongside our European neighbours, these changes seem to be occurring against a background of mission creep in our … Continue reading

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Political interference with Policing?


The stark contrast between the number of applicants for the role of Chief Constable in Lincolnshire, two applied and neither were not shortlisted, and those for nearby Nottinghamshire where six have been shortlisted clearly reflects the difference between the two … Continue reading

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The real work that is needed


In November 2012 I was disappointed to come a close third behind Labour in an election to determine who would be Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, despite their experience, party machinery such as phone banks and a budget 15 … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook years of hardwork


The news today includes a focus on the vital issue of restorative justice, as a consequence of the publication of the Restorative Justice inquiry by the Parliamentary Justice Committee. According to the sub heading on the Parliament website “A legislative right for … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency


This Government appears to makes inconsistent decisions about the way they spend our money. In November 2012 I was a candidate for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election, a new role that received a great deal of publicity as … Continue reading

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