Tag Archives: Graham Bright

More Security Guards in Cambs Seeking Police Powers

On Wednesday the 21st of August 2013 the Cambridge News carried an article: “Concerns as private security firms seek police powers in Cambridge“. This refers to handing out police powers to those who are not police officers under the “Community Safety Accreditation Scheme” (CSAS). This article arose from the “Operational Update” provided by Cambridgeshire Police [...]

Lack of Local Police Priority Setting in Huntingdonshire

Prior to Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright attending Huntingdonshire District council on the 26th of June 2013 I suggested the lack of arrangements for local police priority setting, and holding the police to account for their performance against local priorities in Huntingdonshire was an important issue that I would like to see raised. In [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Announces ALERT

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright used the June 2013 Police and Crime Panel meeting to announce a new technology system for Cambridgeshire Police, called: “ALERT”. Commissioner Bright told the panel that the system would enable neighbourhood watch groups to: know the very next morning whether there’s been a burglary, whether there’s been some [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel Annual Meeting 12 June 2013

On the 12th of July 2013 I observed Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel’s annual meeting. The only substantive item of business was a review of decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The meeting turned into a total farce as it emerged the panel was under the impression it was to scrutinise the decisions [...]

101 Now Answered Within Thirty Seconds Says Police and Crime Commissioner

There has been a longstanding problem with Cambridgeshire Police not answering non-emergency calls in a reasonable amount of time. During 2012 a wait of 45 minutes for a non-emergency call to be answered was reported with further waits of a similar time occurring when callers were then transferred to someone to take details. At Cambridge’s [...]

Draft Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire Published

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright has today (26 February 2013) published a draft of his Police and Crime Plan for comment. This is something I and others have been suggesting the commissioner ought do for some time, given he was elected without a detailed manifesto or significant electoral mandate. Had the commissioner been [...]

Proposal to Increase Council Tax Announced by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright (Conservative) has just announced his plans to increase the policing element of council tax by 1.9% as of April this year. Mr Bright stood on a ten point manifesto, number six of which stated: Not to put any additional burden on [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright on 20 MPH Enforcement in Cambridge

Cambridge’s councillors introduced a 20 mph limit on Maid’s Causeway in August 2010; but signed it poorly so it had no impact on speeds and the police have been unwilling to enforce it as they take the view that, given the state of the signage, that would be unfair. At the West/Central Area Committee on [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Speaks in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright made his first public speech in Cambridge at the West / Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013. I am here presenting the full video and transcript along with my comments. During the speech the commissioner announced new targets for: All non-emergency calls made via 101 [...]

A Cup of Tea and Natter – All Neighbourhood Watch Do Says Commissioner Graham Bright

Giving Neighbourhood Watch greater power, influence, and police resources, is one of Cambridgeshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright’s top policies. Following his election in November 2012 Commissioner Graham Bright made his first appearance at a local police priority setting meeting on the 10th of January 2013 when he attended Cambridge’s West/Central Area Committee. [...]