Tag Archives: Graham Bright

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Expenses Overpayment Query

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright I have written to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner: Graham Bright, I have just looked at your published expenses at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/PCC-expenses-April-2014-November-2014.xlsx (Copy on rtaylor.co.uk) This document states you have been paid £969.89 in expenses in relation to your mileage in September 2014. The payment is based on 2155.30 [...]

Data Protection Biggest Bugbear and Pain in the Backside Says Police and Crime Commissioner

At Cambridge’s North Area Committee on the 20th of March 2014 Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright expressed his opposition to Data Protection law calling it “the biggest bugbear” and “a pain in the backside”. The commissioner’s comments were made in the context of a question on phone scammers: Mr Bond: I was surprised to [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Says He Has Published Non Emergency Call Answering Decisions

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright attended Cambridge’s North Area Committee on the 20th of March 2014. I asked Commissioner Bright why he had not published his decisions relating the time taken by the police to answer calls to their non-emergency, 101, phone number. I noted the decisions were not on the Commissioner’s published [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel – March 2014

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel met on the 19th of March 2014. I observed, filmed, and used the public participation slot, at the meeting. Positive outcomes: Acting Chair Cllr Ablewhite announced the panel will call in the Centre for Public Scrutiny to assist them with coming up with a scrutiny plan; apparently in recognition of [...]

Councillors Approve Council Tax Increase for Cambridgeshire Following Proposal from Police and Crime Commissioner Bright

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright I attended Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014 where the panel voted to approve a 1.92% increase in the policing element of council tax for 2014/15 as Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright had proposed. The report to the panel on the proposed [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Pulls Out of North Area Committee Appearance

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright was due to attend the Cambridge North Area Committee on the 56th of February 2014. As of the time of writing, the evening before the meeting, the agenda lists item seven as: Police and Crime Commissioner: Sir Graham Bright – 8.30pm Presentation followed by an opportunity for public [...]

Three Day Week for Cambs Police and Crime Commissioner Bright

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright is only working a three day week. Graham Bright’s Diary was released following a Freedom of Information request by Paul Lythgoe. The released material appears to show Graham Bright is asking his staff not to schedule events during two weekdays each week. In the week commencing the 9th [...]

Councillors Told Police and Crime Commissioner Has Taken on Four Deputies

At Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 19th of December 2013 Councillor Roger Henson (UKIP, Norman Cross) told councillors: I had an email. I can’t find it. I tried to find it at the office down here [indicates]. That the police commissioner has now took on four deputies. [...]

Cambs Police and Crime Commissioner Costing More Than Police Authority

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright has released details of how much he has spent running his office in his first year. The commissioner spent the astronomical sum of: £885,312.99 on his office between November 2012 and November 2013. This figure was not pro-actively released by the commissioner, but obtained via a Freedom of [...]

Councillors to Step Up Police Scrutiny

Cambridgeshire County Council are considering getting more involved in scrutising the work of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright and Chief Constable Simon Parr. Councillors on the police scrutiny committee, which they call the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee are to discuss their future work programme at their meeting on the [...]