Posts tagged 20% Cuts to Police Service
We welcome another guest to our pages some of you may have seen him tweeting under the name of @thesnowball1964
Our main aim here is to highlight Public Consultation as a key issue to the 20% Cuts to Policing which in turn has forced Chief Constables to reduce their budgets and in turn the number of Police Constables by 16,000 nationally.
Thats right 16,000 less Police Officers on the streets!!
Please feel free to add your comments . . . .
Me, You and Winsor 2
“Having had a little tweet-a-mania with @ProtectRPolice in recent days on the subject of Winsor 2, they very kindly asked me if I (@thesnowball1964) would consider writing an article for their webpage, primarily offering an opinion from the point of view of someone who is a member of the general public, out-with the service, and as someone whom, whilst very (in fact, extremely) supportive of the police, the concept of law and order, and in principle opposed to the wholesale imposition of Winsor 2 (which on balance I feel is destructive, and deliberately so), has throughout the weeks, offered up serious challenge and thought to many of the opinions offered up by the tweeting police fraternity in relation to Winsor 2 and other issues. I therefore say thanks to @ProtectRPolice. I feel flattered that you have asked, and privileged to accept your offer. So here you have a view from the sidelines.
So where to start? Well let me outline a few key principles that guide my words here.
This weekend we’ll be discussing riots around England and asking the questions, what do you think caused them? How did the Police Service react? What did you think of Government reaction?
We are interested in YOUR views especially with many large scale community events such as the Notting Hill Carnival and the Olympics fast approaching.
What lessons can be learnt and what will 20% cuts to Policing mean for any future riots or large scale disorder within our communities.
Please use the ‘contact us’ page and ‘comments’ tab and send us your views.
We will post the most articulate on our site and summarise the general feeling on Sunday evening.