Tag Archives: Police and Crime Panel

Police and Crime Commissioner Claims Responsibility for Getting Libyan Troops Sent Home

A number of Libyan army personnel who were being trained at Bassingbourn barracks have been charged with sexual assaults, and rape, in nearby Cambridge. The matter was raised at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of November 2014 by Cambridge City Council leader Cllr Lewis Herbert. Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright [...]

Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry on Police and Crime Commissioners

The Home Affairs Select Committee has been holding an inquiry into Police and Crime Commissioners. As far as I can see they’ve never published a specific call for contributions from the public, but the committee’s home page links to guidance for those submitting written evidence. While the investigation’s webpage states: “Inquiry status: oral evidence concluded” [...]

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 [...]

Hostile Response From Cllr Martin Curtis to My Submission to Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel

During the public participation slot at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014 I sought to raise my concern that the panel were allowing the Police and Crime Commissioner to decide which of his decisions he was putting to the panel for scrutiny. I suggested this wasn’t a desirable state of [...]

Member of Cambs Police and Crime Panel Suggests Panel Considers What It Wants to Scrutinise

I used the public participation slot at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014. I suggested that rather than allowing the Police and Crime Commissioner alone to decide which of his decisions are scrutinised by the panel, the panel ought be more proactive and work with the Commissioner to identify subjects [...]

Electorate Ought Hold Commissioner To Account Say Cambs Police and Crime Panel

During the public participation agenda item at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014 I suggested the panel consider potential items for scrutiny arising from the recent release of the commissioner’s Diary in response to a Freedom of Information request. Link to my full submission to the Police and Crime Panel [...]

Independent Member of Cambs Police and Crime Panel Says I Should Have Raised Concerns About the Panel’s Operation Sooner

I used the public participation agenda item at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014 to raise some concerns about how the panel was operating, and to make some suggestions for the future. Link to my full submission I noted that the panel had, to-date, allowed the Police and Crime Commissioner [...]

Public Participation at Cambs Police and Crime Panel – 5 February 2014

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright I have submitted the following in advance of the “public participation” slot at the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel meeting scheduled for 14.00 on Wednesday the 5th of February 2014. Reporting of Decisions The Police and Crime Commissioner repeatedly assures the panel he is reporting all decisions he [...]