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Bonkers Blog January 2013

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4 January (Part 2) - Consultation fatigue

I stole a blog from the Sidcup Community Group website on 19th December after the SCG highlighted just how many consultations were going on right now. One was about changes proposed for the police force. I say proposed when of course it’s almost certainly pretty much sewn up already and if it is it will surprise nobody.

Bexley’s Borough Commander has already spoken publicly of the likelihood of senior officers being shared with Bromley and the Bexley consultation is to be held in the Civic Centre at 6 p.m. on 29th January and is scheduled to last for an hour.

What sort of consultation is it that allows no more than a couple of hundred residents from a borough population in excess of 200,000 to be given the low down on police intentions? They probably recognise that apathy is widespread. Very few seem to care about how their money is spent.

You have to register your interest at http://www.london.gov.uk/events/policing-and-crime-consultation-events if you wish to attend the meeting. Better get in quick if you are interested. I registered but have not been sent any form of acknowledgement. Probably I’m banned for suggesting that the problem with the Met. has little to do with how they are organised.
Consultation acknowlegement
Actually I registered again 24 hours later. Still no response.

 

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