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Archive for the ‘Policing’ Category

Time to legalise drugs to tackle overcrowding in prisons?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 27 March, 2017

What is this about then? The last three decades have seen the prison population in England and Wales almost double, from 44,975 in 1990 to 84,874 today. In December 2016, eighty out of 124 prisons in total were past 100% capacity and eighteen more were past 95% capacity. The Lib Dems have now put forward […]

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It’s time cycling was allowed on the pavements, right?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 27 January, 2017

What’s this to do with? A recent article on the BBC website reported that Police in one London borough have said they will not prosecute cyclists who ride on the pavement, but is the decision a good move for safety and will it be adopted in other parts of the country? Instead, officers will talk […]

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What’s this to do with then? Each year the Peterborough Liberal Democrats undertake an on-line Resident Survey, asking people in Peterborough to take a moment and share their thoughts and opinions on a range of community topics. What were the results? We asked whether respondents if they’d like you like to see more police on […]

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Local police have seen £16.1 million in cuts since 2013/14

by Cllr Darren Fower on 12 November, 2016

What’s the background then? In a report presented to the Cambs Police and Crime Panel: “In order to balance the budget, savings of £16.1 million have been made between 2013/14 and 2016/17, to achieve the overarching aim to deliver an efficient and effective police service for the people of Cambridgeshire which is sustainable for the future. Every effort […]

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Again this summer, I’ve received a couple of complaints from residents in parts of the Gunthorpe area, about motorcycles speeding around the area and even travelling along some footpaths. I must say that for all my years representing this area, I’ve never personally seen a police motorcyclist patrolling the area. Have you? The reason I […]

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#FulbridgeRoad traffic remains a concern…………

by Cllr Darren Fower on 1 May, 2016

From speaking with local residents who live along Fulbridge Road in recent weeks, its seems that the issue of traffic remains a major concern for local residents. You may have noticed that the Vehicle Activated Sign that had been erected the other year, has now been removed, and I’ve not heard yet from the Council […]

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Do we need Police outside of Schools?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 1 May, 2016

I’m starting to wonder if we need police patrols outside some local schools after receiving further complaints from residents relating to improper parking by a handful of parents. The Lib Dem FOCUS Team and myself have campaigned for more parents to walk to school with their children and in this area we have many who do. However, there […]

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WHY ARE METAL THEFTS DOWN BY A 1/3?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 17 October, 2015

I was reading an article the other day by the Local Government Association, which appeared in one of their publications, which claimed “Metal thefts have fallen by a third in the past year…”, claiming that Councils were winning the war against unscrupulous thieves targeting churches, desecrating war memorials and causing disruption by stealing electric cables […]

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#PipistrelleCourt A year on from the attack! @PboroCops

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 January, 2015

Pipistrelle Court is located off Church Street, opposite the Three Horse Shoes. It’s also got a well used footpath through to Ainsdale Drive. A year ago, as reported in The Telegraph, a woman was pushed to the ground by the thief who also grabbed her handbag. According to the report, the attack to place as the […]

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I’ve been told by residents in recent weeks that there have been ongoing issue relating to anti-social behaviour outside the convenience store located at the bottom of Amberley Slope/Storring Way. I now understand that a new owner has taken over the store, from Ali, and I therefore hope that the problems will cease? The bottom […]

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