Three threatened East Lancashire police stations saved from axe

ANXIETY Lancashire Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

ANXIETY Lancashire Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

First published in Waterfoot Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWELVE police stations and rural bases in East Lancashire will be closed and sold off, it has been announced.

But another three which had been earmarked to lose their front counter services will stay open.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan said the force was also shedding 550 police officers and 250 police staff as part of £42million cuts, after a budget review.

Darwen, Great Harwood and Barnoldswick will all keep their front counter services, although opening hours will be reduced.

High-profile campaigns were launched to keep the services, and community leaders in the three towns said they were ‘delighted’ they had been listened to.

Stations and rural bases that will close are: Whalley, Billington, Gisburn, Hurst Green, Chipping, Ribchester, Newton-in-Bowland, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden, Earby and Cliviger.

Front desk counters will also be closed at Longridge, Brierfield and Padiham, but the stations will be kept open as a base for police officers.

Chief Constable Steve Finigan said that around 800 posts, including both police officers and civilian staff, were also being shed, and the force was expecting to respond to about 35,000 fewer incidents.

During the consultation 1,000 people completed surveys, there were 600 written responses, and 10 petitions with 10,200 sign-atures.

Mr Finnigan said staffing would be reduced by around 550 police officers and 250 police staff, from a total of around 6,500 employees.

The frontline officer posts will go from areas such as road policing, neighbourhood policing and response.

The others will be taken from back office functions, such as training, HR and scientific support.

Civilian staff who work in areas such as manning phones, administration, estates, and ICT will also go.

So far 433 jobs have gone through a recruitment freeze, retirements and resignations.

Mr Finnigan had initially forecast losing 1,000 jobs as part of a four-year plan.

To date £38million in cost savings have been found.

He said: “There is a fair bit of anxiety out there among the community and my own staff, but we have to undergo an unprecedented change programme like many other organisations.

"We have worked really hard to min-imise the impact, but we have to be realistic about what we can achieve and I will not be expecting crime figures to drop in double digits like they have in the past. We will have to expect a slower reduction.”

Clive Tattum, Chief Superintendent for Pennine Division, said: “There are a number of police buildings closing completely across the division, but we are actively looking at ways in which we can work with our partners to introduce no-cost policing bases which will enable us to keep a strong neighb-ourhood policing presence.”

In Haslingden, the force is in talks with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service about sharing their facilities.

Lancashire Police Authority chairman Malcolm Doherty said: “We have to bear in mind that it’s people, not buildings, who cut crime and we are determined that Lancashire communities will continue to receive good policing services, despite the financial climate.”

Blackburn MP and former Home Secretary, Jack Straw, said: “This is not the fault of the Lancashire Constabulary.

"It is a consequence of cuts that are being made too deep and too fast and they are being enforced by the government on police forces across the country.

“The cuts are going to affect people’s sense of security and may even lead to increased crime levels in the area.”

Blackburn with Darwen council leader, Kate Hollern, said: “We have been fighting hard to keep this important service in Darwen.

“We understand that the police had tough decisions to make on the back of their need to make £42million cuts over the next four years, but we always felt there were compelling arguments in keeping Darwen’s front desk open.”

Darwen Mayor Coun Paul Browne, who led a campaign to save the front desk, said: “This is fantastic news and it shows that the police authority have listened to the community.

"And we can be reassured that we will be properly served by the police force.”

Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry said on Twitter: “Darwen Police Station front desk will remain open, what a brilliant result for the people of Darwen.”

Adding to the delight, Sunnyhurst councillor Dave Smith said: “It’s very pleasing news. "The police have listened to what the public said during the consultation, despite the cuts.”

Rossendale Council leader Alyson Barnes said she was very concerned with the decision to close and sell off Rawtenstall Police Station.

She said: “This is really bad news for our community and I will be speaking to the police to ensure they retain a presence in the Valley.

“Rossendale is the second largest geographic area in Lancashire and having one station in Waterfoot doesn’t really cut it for the people living on the edges.”

Burnley Council leader, Charlie Briggs, said: “This has been coming for quite some time.

"So long as the police do their job and keep Burnley safe it is fine, but I would be concerned if we start losing front line police officers from our streets.”

In Brierfield, residents launched a petition against the closure of the front desk at their local station.

It was signed by more than 2,000 people but, despite this, the decision was made to close the front counter service.

Pendle councillor, Mohammed Iqbal, called on local MPs to lobby the government to stop the ‘destructive’ course of action of the closures.

He said: “This is devastating news for the people of Pendle. In Brierfield we have real issues with crime, and this will send out the wrong message to the community.

“The police have gone against the wishes of the local people.”

Barnoldswick councillor Jennifer Purcell said she was very relieved that the front counter services would remain in the town.

She said: “It is fantastic news because we need the front line desk to be kept open.”

Rural police bases are set to be sold off in seven Ribble Valley villages, including Newton-in-Bowland – the only one between Clitheroe and Lancaster, almost 25 miles.

Coun Rosemary Elms, 51, who has lived in the village all her life, said the closure of the station, which serves Newton, Slaidburn, Whitewell, and Dunsop Bridge, would lead to a crime wave in the area.

She said: “I am astounded and extremely disappointed about this decision.

"It will open up the area to crime, and we feel let down by the lack of communication by the force about this closure.”

CONSULTATION OUTCOME

FRONT COUNTER SERVICES TO CLOSE, OR ALREADY CLOSED, AND BUILDING SOLD:
Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden, Earby, Cliviger, Whalley, Billington, Gisburn, Hurst Green, Chipping, Ribchester and Newton-in-Bowland.

FRONT DESK COUNTERS TO CLOSE, BUT BUILDING KEPT AS POLICE BASE:
Brierfield, Padiham and Longridge.

FRONT COUNTER SERVICE SAVED, BUT REDUCED OPENING:
Barnoldswick, Darwen and Great Harwood. They will open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, but will close between 2pm and 3pm STAYING OPEN:
Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Rossendale (Waterfoot), Blackburn Greenbank, Accrington, Blackburn Town Centre, Clitheroe.

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9:20am Mon 14 Nov 11

QuarryGang78 says...

Should be some really nice propety coming up for sale.
Should be some really nice propety coming up for sale. QuarryGang78
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12:53pm Mon 14 Nov 11

HelmshoreBoy says...

Chukabuttie kebabs have already lodged planning permission with Rossendale Borough Council for change of use to a retail fast food outlet for Haslingden Police station! They don't let the grass grow under their feet.
Chukabuttie kebabs have already lodged planning permission with Rossendale Borough Council for change of use to a retail fast food outlet for Haslingden Police station! They don't let the grass grow under their feet. HelmshoreBoy
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12:59pm Mon 14 Nov 11

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

Haslingden should have been given to The Mountain Rescue
Haslingden should have been given to The Mountain Rescue disgusted tunbridge wells
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1:22pm Mon 14 Nov 11

wulver says...

They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis.... wulver
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2:25pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

wulver wrote:
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
well said
[quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....[/p][/quote]well said Lifeinthemix
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3:30pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Common_Sense1 says...

wulver wrote:
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
I'm sick and tired of seeing Police Officers use local facilities to get some lunch/dinner/breakfa
st. I wish that unlike every other job in the country they would work to the point of exhaustion like some kind of government robots. Get a grip you idiot, they deserve to eat and need to be by their cars in case they have to respond. Would you rather they sit in the station away from
Public view? Oh, and lifeinthemix you paranoid lunatic, what the hell is 'sex magic'?
[quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....[/p][/quote]I'm sick and tired of seeing Police Officers use local facilities to get some lunch/dinner/breakfa st. I wish that unlike every other job in the country they would work to the point of exhaustion like some kind of government robots. Get a grip you idiot, they deserve to eat and need to be by their cars in case they have to respond. Would you rather they sit in the station away from Public view? Oh, and lifeinthemix you paranoid lunatic, what the hell is 'sex magic'? Common_Sense1
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4:17pm Mon 14 Nov 11

CapitaBackHander says...

wulver wrote:
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
Is that really the best you can do? It is an old and pathetic point.
First off, they will be authorised to do what they are doing so that is the end of the debate but........
While they are getting their and others dinner they are providing a police presence which many say there is a lack of. They will also be available to answer any call near by. They could well be there re a reported crime.
Finally - of the millions of company cars do you really think these people leave them at work and get the bus to McDonalds e.t.c. just to summarise - moronic point you make.
Police could save money but who would allow a no response to 'cry wolf' callers?
[quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....[/p][/quote]Is that really the best you can do? It is an old and pathetic point. First off, they will be authorised to do what they are doing so that is the end of the debate but........ While they are getting their and others dinner they are providing a police presence which many say there is a lack of. They will also be available to answer any call near by. They could well be there re a reported crime. Finally - of the millions of company cars do you really think these people leave them at work and get the bus to McDonalds e.t.c. just to summarise - moronic point you make. Police could save money but who would allow a no response to 'cry wolf' callers? CapitaBackHander
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4:34pm Mon 14 Nov 11

darwen sense says...

Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind.
Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind. darwen sense
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6:10pm Mon 14 Nov 11

HelmshoreBoy says...

I think this trivial instance is part of the policing in the community scheme, by encouraging the police officers to eat their refreshments in the public view. Instead of wasting time trolling back to the station they are already on their beat and can respond forthwith without any indue delay.

It is to my knowledge, that there was quite some official encouragement a few years ago.

What I do object to most strongly is the weekly shopping trips to asda and wheeling the trolley out to the patrol car or parking it on yellow lines to nip into the butchers like they do in Haslingden, when I take the time and trouble to use the car park when I go shopping. Could save money if they did their shopping on T'internet!
I think this trivial instance is part of the policing in the community scheme, by encouraging the police officers to eat their refreshments in the public view. Instead of wasting time trolling back to the station they are already on their beat and can respond forthwith without any indue delay. It is to my knowledge, that there was quite some official encouragement a few years ago. What I do object to most strongly is the weekly shopping trips to asda and wheeling the trolley out to the patrol car or parking it on yellow lines to nip into the butchers like they do in Haslingden, when I take the time and trouble to use the car park when I go shopping. Could save money if they did their shopping on T'internet! HelmshoreBoy
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6:11pm Mon 14 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

disgusted tunbridge wells wrote:
Haslingden should have been given to The Mountain Rescue
Very good suggestion.
[quote][p][bold]disgusted tunbridge wells[/bold] wrote: Haslingden should have been given to The Mountain Rescue[/p][/quote]Very good suggestion. happycyclist
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6:35pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

darwen sense wrote:
Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind.
I don't have any axe to grind just insistent the police act according to their oath of office.

never had a speeding ticket nor parking ticket.

I tend to keep within the law as a general rule these days, with that i am speaking of constitutional law.

I care not for statute law as it is an impostor on these lands.

It would be pointless for the police to stop me in my car as unless I have breeched the peace they have absolutely no right to obstruct my journey.

The only relationship a constable has with the roads is to remove any and all obstructions to upkeep the constitutional right to the highways we as British citizens have.

Of course should you exist under the fantasy you are indeed an upper case denoted mimic of your christian name, then you deserve all you get...
[quote][p][bold]darwen sense[/bold] wrote: Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind.[/p][/quote]I don't have any axe to grind just insistent the police act according to their oath of office. never had a speeding ticket nor parking ticket. I tend to keep within the law as a general rule these days, with that i am speaking of constitutional law. I care not for statute law as it is an impostor on these lands. It would be pointless for the police to stop me in my car as unless I have breeched the peace they have absolutely no right to obstruct my journey. The only relationship a constable has with the roads is to remove any and all obstructions to upkeep the constitutional right to the highways we as British citizens have. Of course should you exist under the fantasy you are indeed an upper case denoted mimic of your christian name, then you deserve all you get... Lifeinthemix
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7:09pm Mon 14 Nov 11

wulver says...

Common_Sense1 wrote:
wulver wrote:
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
I'm sick and tired of seeing Police Officers use local facilities to get some lunch/dinner/breakfa

st. I wish that unlike every other job in the country they would work to the point of exhaustion like some kind of government robots. Get a grip you idiot, they deserve to eat and need to be by their cars in case they have to respond. Would you rather they sit in the station away from
Public view? Oh, and lifeinthemix you paranoid lunatic, what the hell is 'sex magic'?
try getting a grip yourself idiot.....they arn't near their cars when their down the aisles with full trolleys in Accrington Asda and then loading up a tax payer funded vehicle.....
[quote][p][bold]Common_Sense1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....[/p][/quote]I'm sick and tired of seeing Police Officers use local facilities to get some lunch/dinner/breakfa st. I wish that unlike every other job in the country they would work to the point of exhaustion like some kind of government robots. Get a grip you idiot, they deserve to eat and need to be by their cars in case they have to respond. Would you rather they sit in the station away from Public view? Oh, and lifeinthemix you paranoid lunatic, what the hell is 'sex magic'?[/p][/quote]try getting a grip yourself idiot.....they arn't near their cars when their down the aisles with full trolleys in Accrington Asda and then loading up a tax payer funded vehicle..... wulver
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7:13pm Mon 14 Nov 11

wulver says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
wulver wrote:
They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....
Is that really the best you can do? It is an old and pathetic point.
First off, they will be authorised to do what they are doing so that is the end of the debate but........
While they are getting their and others dinner they are providing a police presence which many say there is a lack of. They will also be available to answer any call near by. They could well be there re a reported crime.
Finally - of the millions of company cars do you really think these people leave them at work and get the bus to McDonalds e.t.c. just to summarise - moronic point you make.
Police could save money but who would allow a no response to 'cry wolf' callers?
pathetic !!! authorisation to go shopping at Asda and load five bags into a police car ? what planet are you living on....
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: They would save money and not have to shut down all these stations if officers didnt abuse the police cars they use at tax payers expense by using them for going shopping at asda and queing up at drive thru's i.e. Mcdonalds and KFC on a regular basis....[/p][/quote]Is that really the best you can do? It is an old and pathetic point. First off, they will be authorised to do what they are doing so that is the end of the debate but........ While they are getting their and others dinner they are providing a police presence which many say there is a lack of. They will also be available to answer any call near by. They could well be there re a reported crime. Finally - of the millions of company cars do you really think these people leave them at work and get the bus to McDonalds e.t.c. just to summarise - moronic point you make. Police could save money but who would allow a no response to 'cry wolf' callers?[/p][/quote]pathetic !!! authorisation to go shopping at Asda and load five bags into a police car ? what planet are you living on.... wulver
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7:14pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

listen know nowt, it is my tax and i say it ain't right and that is it....you can pay my share....
listen know nowt, it is my tax and i say it ain't right and that is it....you can pay my share.... Lifeinthemix
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7:16pm Mon 14 Nov 11

wulver says...

darwen sense wrote:
Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind.
try thinking it thru next time you see an officer of the law shoving a trolley round Asda and then wonder why most people have to go when their not working and using a works vehicle.....
[quote][p][bold]darwen sense[/bold] wrote: Surely a police officer on mobile patrol is better than one sat in a police canteen. Or have we turned police into Robocops who dont need food/drink and a break like every other worker. Typical anti-police comments that are not thought out. Maybe wulver and lifeinthemix have got speeding tickets and have an axe to grind.[/p][/quote]try thinking it thru next time you see an officer of the law shoving a trolley round Asda and then wonder why most people have to go when their not working and using a works vehicle..... wulver
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7:24pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

cool...hit a real raw nerve there.......

keep it in mind telegraph as the game gets twisted...
cool...hit a real raw nerve there....... keep it in mind telegraph as the game gets twisted... Lifeinthemix
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7:33pm Mon 14 Nov 11

wulver says...

looking at the bigger picture lifeinthemix, its all good stuff and highlights the way our country is going....
looking at the bigger picture lifeinthemix, its all good stuff and highlights the way our country is going.... wulver
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7:41pm Mon 14 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

yeah unfortunatley that is true.

perhaps people should consider the possible outcome of the spraying syatems. based on the chemistry found they can actually achieve what the globalist HG Wells stated they would do in his book the New World Order, blow the atmosphere and bomb all nations who refuase the global agenda.

then his war of the worlds explaining they aim to lay the blame for this technocratic firework display on the aliens that don't exist, but military drones do exist and have been practised for a long time in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, now over our skies watching.

data bases collecting our scans, google photographing our doors, all biometric data of course is for the drones, and they have already trained the controllers of the drone armies with the Playstation /XBox generation.

so how is it that anyone with a brai can possible for a second believe the garbage they have sucked into that they are safe?

short of lucy magically cleaning all operatives food and water intake just before it goes in the gob..... is a fantasy.

but of course i am the nutjob, aliens exist, there are no drones, we are not invading other countries and we are not letting Goldman Sachs takeover the whole european union???
yeah unfortunatley that is true. perhaps people should consider the possible outcome of the spraying syatems. based on the chemistry found they can actually achieve what the globalist HG Wells stated they would do in his book the New World Order, blow the atmosphere and bomb all nations who refuase the global agenda. then his war of the worlds explaining they aim to lay the blame for this technocratic firework display on the aliens that don't exist, but military drones do exist and have been practised for a long time in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, now over our skies watching. data bases collecting our scans, google photographing our doors, all biometric data of course is for the drones, and they have already trained the controllers of the drone armies with the Playstation /XBox generation. so how is it that anyone with a brai can possible for a second believe the garbage they have sucked into that they are safe? short of lucy magically cleaning all operatives food and water intake just before it goes in the gob..... is a fantasy. but of course i am the nutjob, aliens exist, there are no drones, we are not invading other countries and we are not letting Goldman Sachs takeover the whole european union??? Lifeinthemix
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9:23pm Mon 14 Nov 11

akon says...

How much money could be saved by the police,hospitals,pri
sons etc for NOT having to employ interpreters & churning out multi-language leaflets to non-british, non-integrating, illegal foreign nationals Mr Finnigan ?
How much money could be saved by the police,hospitals,pri sons etc for NOT having to employ interpreters & churning out multi-language leaflets to non-british, non-integrating, illegal foreign nationals Mr Finnigan ? akon
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9:23pm Mon 14 Nov 11

akon says...

How much money could be saved by the police,hospitals,pri
sons etc for NOT having to employ interpreters & churning out multi-language leaflets to non-british, non-integrating, illegal foreign nationals Mr Finnigan ?
How much money could be saved by the police,hospitals,pri sons etc for NOT having to employ interpreters & churning out multi-language leaflets to non-british, non-integrating, illegal foreign nationals Mr Finnigan ? akon
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10:31am Tue 15 Nov 11

halfhearted says...

These are very worrying figures,550 officers to go and 250 support staff,should this not be the other way round. People wish to see Officers out and about. Support staff could be anything from the cleaners to typists.
The Cheif Constable is now reducing the Road Policing Unit,I take that to be the old Traffic Officer. This will mean that road safety will be watched over by speed cameras and CCTV cameras,hence if a major incident occurs they will rely on the helecopter and the one remaining traffic car?
Neighbourhood officers are to be reduced,so if any of you out there see a Policeman walking about,take a photograph of him/her as it will soon become a thing of the past.
35,000 less incidents attended? so all you people who complain now of poor police presence and the lack of attention when you make a call will really have a ball.
Also they are to sell off these properties listed ? at a time when the market is at its lowest,not a very wise move I think.
So all in all the the public have gained nothing from this announcement. I hope the Cheif Constable releases his driver from his duties so he may police the streets and he drives himself around,mind you he will have to buy a sat nav as he no doubt has never visited those areas affected.
These are very worrying figures,550 officers to go and 250 support staff,should this not be the other way round. People wish to see Officers out and about. Support staff could be anything from the cleaners to typists. The Cheif Constable is now reducing the Road Policing Unit,I take that to be the old Traffic Officer. This will mean that road safety will be watched over by speed cameras and CCTV cameras,hence if a major incident occurs they will rely on the helecopter and the one remaining traffic car? Neighbourhood officers are to be reduced,so if any of you out there see a Policeman walking about,take a photograph of him/her as it will soon become a thing of the past. 35,000 less incidents attended? so all you people who complain now of poor police presence and the lack of attention when you make a call will really have a ball. Also they are to sell off these properties listed ? at a time when the market is at its lowest,not a very wise move I think. So all in all the the public have gained nothing from this announcement. I hope the Cheif Constable releases his driver from his duties so he may police the streets and he drives himself around,mind you he will have to buy a sat nav as he no doubt has never visited those areas affected. halfhearted
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2:43pm Tue 15 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

the police disappear and the anarchists will be released, or all the gangsters not in jail will be unleashed.

and why are they not in jail?

because they are Masons.
the police disappear and the anarchists will be released, or all the gangsters not in jail will be unleashed. and why are they not in jail? because they are Masons. Lifeinthemix
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12:20am Sat 19 Nov 11

dom jolly says...

its going get that bad folk will have to defend themselves and property. when i went to northern ireland i saw what this meant, the propaganda machine would if course say its a naughty thing but what can folk do when at the end of the tether?
its going get that bad folk will have to defend themselves and property. when i went to northern ireland i saw what this meant, the propaganda machine would if course say its a naughty thing but what can folk do when at the end of the tether? dom jolly
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7:38pm Mon 21 Nov 11

coates warder says...

think im missing something here.barnoldswick will not lose its front counter services but will have its hours cut back....christ most of the day you have to use a phone outside to ring and it goes to nelson and at night its shut how can you cut back on this bar shutting the place
think im missing something here.barnoldswick will not lose its front counter services but will have its hours cut back....christ most of the day you have to use a phone outside to ring and it goes to nelson and at night its shut how can you cut back on this bar shutting the place coates warder
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10:15pm Fri 25 Nov 11

nice person says...

Gone are the days when you ring for help and recieve it..The country is now so politically correct even if they charge the person it can be up to 2 weeks after the offence was reported to them.I often wonder how it can be that they lack in their duty of care to the innocent victims,after all,if asda phoned them after detaining a shoplifter he would be handcuffed and taken to the police station instantly,they would not take the goods from him and send him home for a few days before they arrested him.
Gone are the days when you ring for help and recieve it..The country is now so politically correct even if they charge the person it can be up to 2 weeks after the offence was reported to them.I often wonder how it can be that they lack in their duty of care to the innocent victims,after all,if asda phoned them after detaining a shoplifter he would be handcuffed and taken to the police station instantly,they would not take the goods from him and send him home for a few days before they arrested him. nice person
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