Police Commissioner calls an emergency meeting to tackle island's crimewave

Robbery fears - new crime commissioner Nick Alston with Canvey newsagent Mustafa Ozcan

Robbery fears - new crime commissioner Nick Alston with Canvey newsagent Mustafa Ozcan

First published in News by

THE man in charge of cutting crime in Essex is holding an emergency meeting to help combat armed robberies in Canvey.

Since January the island has been hit by twelve armed robberies, with six in the past five weeks, putting businesses and residents on edge.

A gun was pulled on staff at Canvey Amusements, in Furtherwick Road, in the latest attack last Sunday, which saw masked robbers make off with a four figure sum of money.

Now, on his first day on the job, newly appointed Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has organised a meeting with local politicians, senior police officers and business owners to devise a plan to help tackle the crime spree.

This comes after the Echo reported how traders who have not been targeted confessed they feel under threat and that they could be next on the robbery hit list.

Mr Alston, who was elected into power last Friday, said: “I'm here to listen and learn from residents, business owners, the police and everyone in the community. Criminals need to be caught and face swift and sure justice.

“I want to ensure the police, the town council and the local community safety partnership work together to devise and deliver the best possible plan to keep Canvey safe."

The meeting, which will be held this afternoon, was arranged at the request of Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris and veteran Canvey councillor Ray Howard.

Mrs Harris said: “We need to turn back the tide of these armed robberies and residents do not feel that the police approach so far has been working. This is exactly what we need Police and Crime Commissioners for, to ensure that the police listen to the concerns of the local community.

“Nick was already aware of this problem but I called him the night he got elected and requested that he make tackling these robberies a priority. I am delighted he is visiting Canvey to address these robberies on his very first full day in the role."

The aim of the commissioner is to reduce crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service.

Some of their powers include appointing and dismissing chief constables, setting out a five-year police and crime plan, determine local policing priorities, and setting the annual force budget.

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12:26pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Monkeytennis1 says...

Few more melting icebergs and Canvey can be reclaimed by the sea, that is the best case scenario for this “island”
Few more melting icebergs and Canvey can be reclaimed by the sea, that is the best case scenario for this “island” Monkeytennis1
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12:45pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Lucylu26 says...

Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?!

Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself
Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?! Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself Lucylu26
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1:38pm Fri 23 Nov 12

bumper says...

NEXT JOKE ..............
NEXT JOKE .............. bumper
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2:29pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Nebs says...

Mr Alston said that criminals need to be caught and face swift and sure justice. Getting them caught is only the first step, what are you going to do when the judges just tell the criminals not to do it again and send then home.
Mr Alston said that criminals need to be caught and face swift and sure justice. Getting them caught is only the first step, what are you going to do when the judges just tell the criminals not to do it again and send then home. Nebs
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4:06pm Fri 23 Nov 12

marshman says...

So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on. marshman
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5:27pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

I am not moaning if this three politicians can actually get things going and done then 'great'

If they are just going to talk which we know at least one is an expert at **** and nothing gets done then that is 'not great'

However they must firstly start by reversing their party's decision to cut the Essex Police budget by 20 % only an idiot full of cr p would accept a cut of that amount, and only then will I begin to believe they put their constituents first and not their party's policy of a cut of that magnitude.

Watch this space !

I wish them luck and hope they can and do make a difference.
I am not moaning if this three politicians can actually get things going and done then 'great' If they are just going to talk which we know at least one is an expert at **** and nothing gets done then that is 'not great' However they must firstly start by reversing their party's decision to cut the Essex Police budget by 20 % only an idiot full of cr p would accept a cut of that amount, and only then will I begin to believe they put their constituents first and not their party's policy of a cut of that magnitude. Watch this space ! I wish them luck and hope they can and do make a difference. Brunning999
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5:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

Forgot to say I hope upon hope that a policy of taking Police Officers from other areas is not considered the long term solution because it is not all it does is create problems in the areas they are taken from and why should those areas which have a nice crime free situation have to pay more and receive less police coverage.

I will be watching this carefully!
Forgot to say I hope upon hope that a policy of taking Police Officers from other areas is not considered the long term solution because it is not all it does is create problems in the areas they are taken from and why should those areas which have a nice crime free situation have to pay more and receive less police coverage. I will be watching this carefully! Brunning999
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7:17pm Fri 23 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
[quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club. John T Pharro
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7:34pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Lucylu26 wrote:
Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?!

Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself
Hate to agree with you, but true ....
[quote][p][bold]Lucylu26[/bold] wrote: Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?! Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself[/p][/quote]Hate to agree with you, but true .... Olivia2847
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7:59pm Fri 23 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Lucylu26 wrote:
Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?!

Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself
Hate to agree with you, but true ....
Photo taken two weeks ago when he was canvassing for votes.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucylu26[/bold] wrote: Let's see if anything happens shall we. Or is this a nice opportunity for a photo shoot on the first day?! Monkeytennis1- keep your drivel to yourself[/p][/quote]Hate to agree with you, but true ....[/p][/quote]Photo taken two weeks ago when he was canvassing for votes. John T Pharro
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10:37pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Nebs says...

John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails. Nebs
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7:30am Sat 24 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started.
It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police.
I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion. John T Pharro
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7:33am Sat 24 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started.
It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police.
I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.
I should have made clear, but I think obvious my emails were on the crime wave on Canvey.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.[/p][/quote]I should have made clear, but I think obvious my emails were on the crime wave on Canvey. John T Pharro
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9:14am Sun 25 Nov 12

upset says...

marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
you are more cynical than me.
[quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]you are more cynical than me. upset
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9:17am Sun 25 Nov 12

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves. upset
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9:19am Sun 25 Nov 12

upset says...

Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
here here!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]here here!!!! upset
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9:24am Sun 25 Nov 12

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started.
It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police.
I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.
if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.[/p][/quote]if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet upset
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2:11pm Sun 25 Nov 12

marshman says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.
if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet
I'd be interested to see the minutes of the meeting.

What's that you say, there are none?

Well in that case it wasn't a meeting at all. It was three party colleagues sitting around drinking free coffee (or whatever) looking for the next bullet point on a leaflet whilst consoling the poor old goat for having his windows put in.

Not the most encouraging start is it.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.[/p][/quote]if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet[/p][/quote]I'd be interested to see the minutes of the meeting. What's that you say, there are none? Well in that case it wasn't a meeting at all. It was three party colleagues sitting around drinking free coffee (or whatever) looking for the next bullet point on a leaflet whilst consoling the poor old goat for having his windows put in. Not the most encouraging start is it. marshman
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2:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
Nebs wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.
It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started.
It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police.
I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.
if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet
You just don't seem to grasp it do you!

The PCC. Election was all about political control and if you are not a party member or at a minimum vote conservative you are not in the future planning, why on earth invite DB.
DB was a former labour councillor (that's one reason)
DB is not a Tory party member (that two reasons)
DB is not know to vote Conservative (that's three reasons)

Surely that must help your understanding of Political control.

The next Chief Constable of Essex will be Mrs Thatchers nephew with the added advantage he has no idea what policing is about and don't care, that makes him suitable for party control.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]Have you considered that his main priority, having just been elected, is the current crimewave rather than your 3 emails.[/p][/quote]It is not just because it is my email. Residents were supposed to be consulted. Even if you think that, initially it may be through the elected politicians why no invite for the leader of the majority Councillors in Councillor Blackwell, were all politicians invited Conservatives and why use a photo taken two weeks ago when electioneering and clearly implying it was taken the day he started. It does not auger well if a Police Commissioner who has signed a declaration of being non political bias, supposed to consult with residents first meeting has only Conservatives present apart from of course the police. I think this is political bias and I bet I am not the only one. It is a shame you cannot see the emails I sent and received on this, you might change your opinion.[/p][/quote]if he had only invited DB there would be no moans, i bet[/p][/quote]You just don't seem to grasp it do you! The PCC. Election was all about political control and if you are not a party member or at a minimum vote conservative you are not in the future planning, why on earth invite DB. DB was a former labour councillor (that's one reason) DB is not a Tory party member (that two reasons) DB is not know to vote Conservative (that's three reasons) Surely that must help your understanding of Political control. The next Chief Constable of Essex will be Mrs Thatchers nephew with the added advantage he has no idea what policing is about and don't care, that makes him suitable for party control. Brunning999
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1:14pm Mon 26 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves.
Nice insult. Clearly you cannot distinguish between a moan and a concerns. Those trying to get their concerns of crime.
Whether you like him or not David Blackwell is the leader of the opposition and the leader of all but one Councillor on Canvey. Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves.[/p][/quote]Nice insult. Clearly you cannot distinguish between a moan and a concerns. Those trying to get their concerns of crime. Whether you like him or not David Blackwell is the leader of the opposition and the leader of all but one Councillor on Canvey. Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? John T Pharro
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5:32pm Mon 26 Nov 12

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
marshman wrote:
So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political.

Pull the other one it's got bells on.
I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes.
I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails?
Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.
as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves.
Nice insult. Clearly you cannot distinguish between a moan and a concerns. Those trying to get their concerns of crime.
Whether you like him or not David Blackwell is the leader of the opposition and the leader of all but one Councillor on Canvey. Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?
Not an insult the true!!!
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: So the new tory crime commissioner is summoned to a meeting by a tory MP and a tory councillor and we're expected to believe the new position isn't political. Pull the other one it's got bells on.[/p][/quote]I can add to that. I have written 3 emails to this man to meet him and our MP. have had no reply from him and our MP said he will reply to me when he has "prioritised" his emails. The only Councillor there was Councillor Howard. The leader of the opposition Councillor Blackwell was not invited. Just for good measure this photograph was taken two weeks ago when canvassing for votes. I thought it was RESIDENTS who had the first say. So why has he not even acknowledge my emails? Now I call this entirely political, no resident invited, no leader of the majority Councillors on a Canvey invited just selected invited people probably by our MP. Would not surprise me if the meeting was held in the Conservative Club.[/p][/quote]as you say opposition leader was not invited, they obviously invited people who can do and not those who will moan what ever happens, as history proves.[/p][/quote]Nice insult. Clearly you cannot distinguish between a moan and a concerns. Those trying to get their concerns of crime. Whether you like him or not David Blackwell is the leader of the opposition and the leader of all but one Councillor on Canvey. Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?[/p][/quote]Not an insult the true!!! upset
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6:31pm Mon 26 Nov 12

HOT AIR says...

Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap HOT AIR
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6:45pm Mon 26 Nov 12

upset says...

HOT AIR wrote:
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John.
[quote][p][bold]HOT AIR[/bold] wrote: Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap[/p][/quote]I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John. upset
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12:58pm Tue 27 Nov 12

upset says...

upset wrote:
HOT AIR wrote:
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John.
What do the fans sing on the football terraces? Oh that's right "It's all gone quite over there" is that correct John?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOT AIR[/bold] wrote: Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap[/p][/quote]I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John.[/p][/quote]What do the fans sing on the football terraces? Oh that's right "It's all gone quite over there" is that correct John? upset
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7:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

HOT AIR wrote:
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
Really that is not what Councillor Blackwell said.
[quote][p][bold]HOT AIR[/bold] wrote: Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap[/p][/quote]Really that is not what Councillor Blackwell said. John T Pharro
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7:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
upset wrote:
HOT AIR wrote:
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John.
What do the fans sing on the football terraces? Oh that's right "It's all gone quite over there" is that correct John?
At least they know who I am.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOT AIR[/bold] wrote: Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap[/p][/quote]I know it's only 15 minutes since the above was posted but we are waiting for an apology John.[/p][/quote]What do the fans sing on the football terraces? Oh that's right "It's all gone quite over there" is that correct John?[/p][/quote]At least they know who I am. John T Pharro
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8:34am Thu 29 Nov 12

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
HOT AIR wrote:
Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political?

Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott.

Look before you leap
Really that is not what Councillor Blackwell said.
What are you on about John, still no apology!!
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOT AIR[/bold] wrote: Only Councillor at the meeting a Tory and you don't think that's political? Yet again Mr Pharro you get it horribly wrong CIIP representatives at the meting were Peter Greig, John Anderson, Doreen Anderson and Alan Acott. Look before you leap[/p][/quote]Really that is not what Councillor Blackwell said.[/p][/quote]What are you on about John, still no apology!! upset
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