Tag Archives: North Area Committee

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cllr Mike Pitt Goes Rogue Restricting Filming at Cambridge North Area Committee

I thought filming at Cambridge City Council meetings, while far from encouraged, had become generally accepted and routine however my attempts to film the North Area Committee on the 3rd of October 2013 resulted in the committee’s chairman Cllr Mike Pitt (Liberal Democrat, West Chesterton) publicly accusing me of “antisocial behaviour” and harassment from his [...]

North Cambridge Police Priorities – September 2011

North Cambridge Neighbourhood Profile September 2011 I observed the setting of the North Cambridge police priorities on the 22nd of September 2011. The bail hostel at 222 Victoria Road and the traveller site on Fen Road were identified as the root sources of criminality in the area and the police were asked to focus their [...]

Cambridgeshire Police Blame Sensationalist Media for Prostitution on Histon Road

Histon Road, Cambridge. On the 22nd of September 2011 Cambridge’s North Area committee discussed prostitution on Histon Road in Cambridge. Sgt. Wragg of Cambridgeshire Police said the problem was small, involving only a handful of girls, but was exaggerated by sensationalist reporting in the local press. He said this reporting was having the effect of [...]

Latest Information Released on Threatened Alexandra Gardens Trees

Surveyors Working at 13 Holland Street Cambridge on the 28th of September 2010. Cambridge City Council is proposing to fell, or destructively prune, up to five of the London plane trees in Alexandra Gardens which run along Carlyle Road. The council says it has been asked to do this work because the trees are causing [...]

East Chesterton Residents Terrorised by Thuggish Parents

Two residents of Evergreens, a cul-de-sac off Green End Road, in Chesterton attended the North Area Committee on Thursday the 30th of September 2010 to speak during the police priority setting section of the meeting. They described the shocking behaviour of some parents who park in the cul-de-sac while dropping their children off at the [...]