Have your say in future of policing

Echo: Nick Alston wants your views on how the police should go forward Nick Alston wants your views on how the police should go forward

SOUTH Essex residents are being invited to help decide the future of policing.

On February 27, Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston will be holding the latest of his Essex Police Challenge events, where members of the public and Mr Alston ask questions of Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh.

Mr Alston said: "I believe that local policing should be responsive, visible and close to communities, and it must deliver a service that inspires public confidence and meets the needs of our diverse population. As budgets continue to be tightened, how can we best meet these objectives?"

Topics covered will include how Essex Police can best use its local policing resources to respond to and investigate crime and solve nuisance behaviour problems, how it can modernise contact between the public and the police, whether police station front counters are the most efficient and effective way of reporting crime and how PCSOs can best serve the community.

Everyone in Essex is welcome to attend the Essex Police Challenge in Lecture Theatre PMI004, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, starting at 7:30pm on Thursday February 27. You can find further details here.

http://www.essex.pcc.police.uk/essex-police-challenge/ Questions may also be submitted by writing to Mr Alston's office or using the email address EssexPoliceChallenge@essex.pnn.police.uk A public meeting will also be held in Basildon on Tuesday February 18, starting at 6:30pm in the Basildon Centre.

http://www.essex.pcc.police.uk/2014/01/have-your-say-about-crime-and-community-safety-in-basildon/ Questions may also be posted to: PCC for Essex, 3 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1GU

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9:48am Tue 11 Feb 14

Nebs says...

When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates? Nebs
  • Score: 2

10:07am Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Nebs wrote:
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them.

It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first.

And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS.

And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him.

Might as well ask next door's cat...
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them. It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first. And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS. And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him. Might as well ask next door's cat... Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

11:42am Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Nebs wrote:
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them.

It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first.

And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS.

And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him.

Might as well ask next door's cat...
Perhaps he knew who you were Kim?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them. It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first. And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS. And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him. Might as well ask next door's cat...[/p][/quote]Perhaps he knew who you were Kim? ThisYear
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

ThisYear wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Nebs wrote:
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them.

It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first.

And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS.

And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him.

Might as well ask next door's cat...
Perhaps he knew who you were Kim?
As you do? You don't know who I am.

You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly?

Qualify your comments with

a) FACTS not fiction off the internet. FACTS that would stand up in a court of law and

b) how about posting under your REAL name. But you are too much of a coward to do that aren't you?

Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them.

You take stupidity to new heights.

Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under your real name...

No?

I thought not.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them. It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first. And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS. And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him. Might as well ask next door's cat...[/p][/quote]Perhaps he knew who you were Kim?[/p][/quote]As you do? You don't know who I am. You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly? Qualify your comments with a) FACTS not fiction off the internet. FACTS that would stand up in a court of law and b) how about posting under your REAL name. But you are too much of a coward to do that aren't you? Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them. You take stupidity to new heights. Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under your real name... No? I thought not. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

12:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

ThisYear, not even an anagram of Lastlaugh.... an individual who spouts off on here a lot but is not actually ACTIVE within the community, nor has ever stood up for anything in his or her life.

Basically just a curtain twitcher who knows nothing and has the intellect of a boiled potato.

Makes Norris off Coronation Street look like an amateur.

Dear dear, what a sad pointless life eh.
ThisYear, not even an anagram of Lastlaugh.... an individual who spouts off on here a lot but is not actually ACTIVE within the community, nor has ever stood up for anything in his or her life. Basically just a curtain twitcher who knows nothing and has the intellect of a boiled potato. Makes Norris off Coronation Street look like an amateur. Dear dear, what a sad pointless life eh. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

1:25pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Nebs wrote:
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them.

It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first.

And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS.

And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him.

Might as well ask next door's cat...
Perhaps he knew who you were Kim?
As you do? You don't know who I am.

You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly?

Qualify your comments with

a) FACTS not fiction off the internet. FACTS that would stand up in a court of law and

b) how about posting under your REAL name. But you are too much of a coward to do that aren't you?

Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them.

You take stupidity to new heights.

Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under your real name...

No?

I thought not.
Kim...calm down..deep breath..two three four..I merely suggested he might know you and thats why he gives you short shift..does that deserve a rant?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bother if I were you. You have to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting, presumably so Alston can find a way to evade them. It is not a matter of simply standing up and asking, you will be asked to field them first. And even then you don't get a direct answer. What you get is a lot of hedging and BS. And if you buttonhole him personally afterwards he is looking round the room when you are talking to him. Might as well ask next door's cat...[/p][/quote]Perhaps he knew who you were Kim?[/p][/quote]As you do? You don't know who I am. You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly? Qualify your comments with a) FACTS not fiction off the internet. FACTS that would stand up in a court of law and b) how about posting under your REAL name. But you are too much of a coward to do that aren't you? Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them. You take stupidity to new heights. Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under your real name... No? I thought not.[/p][/quote]Kim...calm down..deep breath..two three four..I merely suggested he might know you and thats why he gives you short shift..does that deserve a rant? ThisYear
  • Score: 4

1:30pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ThisYear, not even an anagram of Lastlaugh.... an individual who spouts off on here a lot but is not actually ACTIVE within the community, nor has ever stood up for anything in his or her life.

Basically just a curtain twitcher who knows nothing and has the intellect of a boiled potato.

Makes Norris off Coronation Street look like an amateur.

Dear dear, what a sad pointless life eh.
Kim, May I paraphrase you?

You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly?

Qualify your comments with

FACTS not fiction off the boards. FACTS that would stand up to scrutiny

Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them.

You take stupidity to new heights.

Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under a bushel

No?

I thought not.

Dear dear, what a sad pointless individual eh.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: ThisYear, not even an anagram of Lastlaugh.... an individual who spouts off on here a lot but is not actually ACTIVE within the community, nor has ever stood up for anything in his or her life. Basically just a curtain twitcher who knows nothing and has the intellect of a boiled potato. Makes Norris off Coronation Street look like an amateur. Dear dear, what a sad pointless life eh.[/p][/quote]Kim, May I paraphrase you? You talk utter rubbish and your comments are laughable and based on what exactly? Qualify your comments with FACTS not fiction off the boards. FACTS that would stand up to scrutiny Justify your comments or just shut up. You are a joke, as others on here often agree. Aren't you embarrassed to be setting yourself up as an expert on somebody else when you don't even know them. You take stupidity to new heights. Go on, I challenge you... get your EVIDENCE and post it here under a bushel No? I thought not. Dear dear, what a sad pointless individual eh. ThisYear
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Nebs wrote:
When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?
That would be Westcliff not Southend
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: When will there be a meeting in Southend, one of the most densely populated areas in Essex and an area with one of the highest crime rates?[/p][/quote]That would be Westcliff not Southend Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 0

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