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My Sanyo 6 transistor radio; haggled from a second-hand shop for a couple of pounds - it has a leathr carrying case and actually works too!  One sold on 'Todo Colecctiones' today for €10.

 

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Some folks only request information, which is fair enough by me. Maybe they don't want discussion, chat, banter etc. Different people want different things from a forum, and that's fine.  If

Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the

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     Sorry,,was trying to do sumat i can't...............

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Thinking of the above post: A landlord always knew when we were under age for drinking....we would ask for a "Pint of bitter and lime, please."  :biggrin:

 

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14 minutes ago, meeowed said:

I see Paddy Tipping has surfaced again  He wants cardboard police cars now brilliant is this what they mean by thinking outside the box  meeowed

A cardboard cut out of Paddy Tipping would save us at least £80,000!

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22 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

A cardboard cut out of Paddy Tipping would save us at least £80,000!

Yes it would, and the rest ....... all his office staff too.  We could certainly have more coppers on the beat if they did away with that unnecessary post.   

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We had a cardboard cut out of a Policeman in a coop,,to put shoplifters off,,  It got Nicked,, lol

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

Yes it would, and the rest ....... all his office staff too.  We could certainly have more coppers on the beat if they did away with that unnecessary post.   

But is the Crime Commissioner an unnecessary post? I may be wrong but I suspect the cost of Paddy Tipping and his office would be less than the costs of the old Police Authority.

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I thought Paddy Tipping already was a cardboard cutout  :tony:

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2 hours ago, TBI said:

But is the Crime Commissioner an unnecessary post? I may be wrong but I suspect the cost of Paddy Tipping and his office would be less than the costs of the old Police Authority.

Possibly is unnecessary TBI, I wouldn’t be surprised if the post is scrapped in the next year or two.   The PCC is an elected office, the cost of having that election every 4 years is ridiculous and the electorate just can’t be bothered to go and vote.  We always use our vote for anything that’s going but the turnout nationwide was only 15-20%.   

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There is no eighty grand a year saving by not having a PCC, it's an opportunity cost. Prior to that the Police Authority cost more, the PCC has worked out cheaper so far.

 

Why would one argue about an elected official who is visible to the public and accountable to them. Someone who members of the public can go to and have a say. The Police Authority was never accountable to the public.

 

There has indeed been a poor turnout in elections so far. Like another recent vote, the Government made a fundemental balls-up by not providing sufficient information to the public in order for them to fully understand and make an informed choice. The Government was condemned by the Electoral Commission for not following their recommendations. I suspect the % of the electorate who actually understood what PCC's were about was reflected in the % who turned out. 

 

In terms of the election costs of PCC's, don't forget these were often lumped in with other local elections. 

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It sounds like you’re a fan of Mr Tipping.  Is he visible to the public?  Apart from the occasional waffle on EM News I’ve only seen him once and that was in a restaurant.   

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I don't know whether he has reduced the cost of policing or not. If he has it seems it's at the expense of police effectiveness. There is also the perception he is little more than a rubber stamp for whatever type crime is flavour of the month.

 

"Burglars? mmm yeah OK but we really need to concentrate on people calling each other nasty names"

 

The cost and the reduction thereof should not be his priority, he should be focussed full time on reducing crime not playing footsy with the accountants.

 

Like Sir Mayfield I did not approve of creating another quango. Had they said OK the Chief Constable is now an electable office 'ala American Sheriffs then I'd go for that.

 

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39 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

It sounds like you’re a fan of Mr Tipping.  Is he visible to the public?  Apart from the occasional waffle on EM News I’ve only seen him once and that was in a restaurant.   

No Lizzie, I'm not a fan of Paddy Tipping, my comments have only been about his role.

 

I guess he's as visible as you want him to be, on the Notts Police site. What issues would you want to take up with a PCC?

 

CIearly some folk on here don't like the man or possibly his politics, don't seem to understand the role or indeed the system. There's plenty of information available, just have a look. :)

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The fact he is on around £88000 is bad enough then there is around half a dozen of his cronies on around £60000 who take the flak for him when it all goes pear shaped  Theres no wonder we are paying more and more for less police why would you want to discourage speeding when its such a major money earner  Since the speed cameras were semi privatized they have been awash with money so much so that the police once got a percentage of the money raised but now it all goes direct to the treasury  When the daily mail investigated the selling of of the speed camera network they were told that the cost of the set up and camera would be recovered within two hours of the camera becoming operational  and what did the government do with all that money they made cuts to the police meeowed

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On 5/7/2019 at 2:22 PM, FLY2 said:

I thought Paddy Tipping already was a cardboard cutout  :tony:

 

I  thought Paddy Tipping was a name for Irish fly-tippers?!

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