Tag Archives: Sussex Police

The sloping shoulders of Nick Hurd and impact of Katy’s decisions


The size of police budgets are primarily determined by the Government. Indeed as I wrote in yesterdays blog that is all being debated at the moment for future years. That said a small proportion is determined through the Police Precept … Continue reading

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The weakness of Party based Police and Crime Commissioners


On Thursday in the House of Commons a “Business of the House” session took place in which MPs are able to direct questions at Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House regarding future matters for discussion. The MP for Crawley … 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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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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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

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Ministers fail to adequately fund our Police!


The need for dramatically increased funding for police services is no secret and there are increasing examples of very senior officers who would have previously raised their concerns privately with MPs and Ministers going public as they start to see … Continue reading

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Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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