Friday, January 22, 2010

Saving Cyclists from Theft

Yet another example of how even one councillor can make a difference is that of Conservative Cllr Howell for Coleridge.

Councillors have the power to set some policing priorities through the community safety partnership, but are usually reluctant to do so, taking the safe route of accepting the police proposals wholesale.

Chris says: "I was one of the first councillors to change neighbourhood policing priorities at an area committee. At first police were surprised but nowadays we can get a healthy debate. I am glad that I was able to do the same at the city level but why did the Lib Dems sit on their hands at the vote? Do the Lib Dems not believe in local accountability for policing?"

See here for more details of how fighting cycle theft – and Lib Dem fatalism – is a priority: http://cherryhintonroad.blogspot.com/2010/01/action-on-cycle-theft-now-priority.html

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