Time for change

Knife crime up, violent crime up, car crime up, but police staffing down. We’ve all seen the consequences of the decision to underfund our local police.

It’s time for change in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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Climate Justice

My vision for carbon-neutral policing across Hampshire: 

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Hampshire Police woefully underfunded

 

Yesterday (29th January), a budget paper was passed at Hampshire's Police & Crime Panel supporting a proposed £15 annual increase in council tax funding. 

Responding, I released a press statement, saying: "We live in a poorly funded area. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight police currently receive £43.5m less than the national average. We need a Police and Crime Commissioner who will fight for fairer funding for our communities.

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Chandler's Ford campaigner working with schools

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Councillor Tim Groves is campaigning to address issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in Chandler’s Ford.

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Supporting young people in Petersfield - Kings Arms

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It was great to meet with the team working at Kings Arms in Petersfield – taking appropriate COVID precautions.

Providing support for young people is a crucial part of making stronger and safer communities.  The team provided a terrific briefing on the current challenges they face.

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Safer roads on the Isle of Wight

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I met with campaigner Nick Stuart on a very rainy October day to discuss the importance of coordination between the island council and the police to improve road safety.

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