The cool kids in Cinderford thought it a joke when Forest Fighting Fit first opened over two years ago. But within
minutes of stepping inside to grudgingly take a look in the way teenagers sometimes do, they were hooked.
I could see why when I visited last month on a dark Monday evening to present a plaque to thank everyone involved in what they are doing. In 2015, Martin as PCC helped get it off the ground with a grant of £40,000 from the Commissioner’s Fund. Read More
For far too long we took our eye of the ball when it came to community safety. With austerity it went down the pecking order of priorities.
Statutory wise it is the job of the County Council, but it delegated the responsibilities to local districts.
Thankfully due to a co-ordinated effort by leaders across Gloucestershire work was commissioned to look to what we could do to get back on track. Read More
The last piece of significant research into the attitudes of young people towards the police did not make for comfortable reading. It found that a large proportion of young people either feared or lacked trust in law enforcement.
Exactly 23 years to the day before the new Forest of Dean Police Station was opened, ‘the Forester’ published an eight page pull-out on policing called ‘Forest Beat’. Look at it now and it’s not only the hair styles and fashions that have changed.
All of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan are aimed not only at making Gloucestershire a good place to live, work and visit but also about ensuring a society that is fair, just and compassionate. That compassion extends to animals and their ability to enjoy a life free of cruelty.
All of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan are aimed not only at making Gloucestershire a good place to live, work and visit but also about ensuring a society that is fair, just and compassionate. The Constabulary employs almost 1800 people, owns many buildings and operates more than 400 vehicles. While I am Police and Crime Commissioner, it will operate in as responsible and sustainable a way as possible. Read More