Posted: Monday 21st January 2013
Monday last week started with a productive meeting with the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Business Engagement Group at 7.30am and finished well after 7.00pm following a meeting with Nottingham Citizen’s Group talking about my draft Police and Crime Plan. The following days were equally hectic and included meetings with both the Police Federation and Unison, which were hopefully useful to everyone involved – I certainly thought so.
You may have heard, I have kept to my pledge to look into the feasibility of reinstating the police horses and I’m now, as promised, consulting the residents of Nottinghamshire to see whether they feel reinstating the mounted section should take priority over other elements of police service delivery.
Obviously, the financial implications need to be carefully considered and decisions like this cannot be taken lightly. I would be grateful if anyone reading this blog would let me know their thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing the contact form here. Encourage your friends too.
Inclement weather brought things to a bit of standstill on Thursday, when we had to cancel a meeting at Pleasley Landmark Centre in Mansfield where I was due to introduce my Draft Police and Crime Plan to members of local voluntary and businesses –I didn’t want people to turn out in the snow and have problems travelling home.
This week my Deputy, Chris Cutland and I, will be meeting local businesses and voluntary groups to talk about the Plan at the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society – and I’m looking forward to hearing attendees’ thoughts on this. I hope they will take the opportunity to ask questions too, which I’m always happy to answer.
And finally, think of me on Friday. I’m going to be braving the elements to take part in Framework’s ‘The Big Snore’ event. I’ve already got my sleeping bag and warm clothes ready and am looking forward to showing my support for a charity that opens doors for both vulnerable and homeless people.