Tag Archives: Police and Crime Commissioner

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 [...]

Suggesting Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Lets Councillors Set Local Priorities

I spoke at Cambridge’s West / Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013 following a speech by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright. While I didn’t manage to record myself while I was speaking I do have video of the Commissioner’s face while I was speaking which I have published along with [...]

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 [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Question Commissioner Bright on Cyclist Crackdown

On the 10th of January 2013 Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner took public questions for the first time since his election in November 2012 during an appearance at Cambridge’s West/Central Area Committee. The Cambridge Cycling Campaign submitted a question: The Committee of Cambridge Cycling Campaign wishes to raise the issue of enforcement of dangerous driving [...]

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. [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Walks Out of West Central Area Committee Meeting During Policing Item

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright made an appearance at the Cambridge’s West Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013. Mr Bright made a speech and took some questions, but didn’t stay to observe councillors set the new local police priorities for the area or see them hold the police to account [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel Cancel Planned Meeting

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel Logo John Elworthy, the editor of a number of local newspapers, recently tweeted to note the cancellation of a meeting of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel which had been scheduled for Wednesday the 9th of January 2013. Notice of the cancellation had been posted on the committee’s webpage on the [...]