Thursday, November 15, 2007

PCSO & Police Information

Following-on from last week's story of my meeting at Margate Police station, I'm delighted to say that the information on your local Police and PCSO officers can now be found on the Thanet District Council website and I will add it to the sidebar here as well.

Don't forget, it's been agreed that people should be encouraged to report crimes and concerns by phone or text to their Police beat-officer and PCSO and you should easily be able to find the numbers now.

On another note, for Westgate residents, Cllr Goodwin, PC Bungard and I will be starting a combined surgery at the Working Men's Club, next-door to the cinema, on the last Wednesday of each month, starting from January. - Times to be announced here and at the library.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rather long, but interesting.
'MR X'
True e email sent to the police, brilliantly written....Anonymous correspondence from a member of the publicDear Sir/madam/automated telephone answering service, Having spent thepast twenty minutes waiting for someone at Leith police station to pick upa telephone, I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing youinstead.Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to yourcolleagues in Leith by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or oujiboard.As I'm writing this e-mail there are eleven failed medicalexperiments (I think you call them youths) in West Cromwell Street, whichis just off Commercial Street in Leith. Six of them seem happy enough toplay a game, which involves kicking a football against an iron gate withthe force of a meteorite. This causes an earth-shattering CLANG! Whichrings throughout the entire building. This game is now in its third weekand as I am unsure how the scoring system works, I have no idea if it willend any time soon.The remaining five walking abortions are happily rummaging throughseveral bags of rubbish and items of furniture that someone has sothoughtfully dumped beside the wheelie bins. One of them has found a sawand is setting about a discarded chair like a beaver on speed. I fear thatit's only a matter of time before they turn their limited attention to thebottle of calor gas that is lying on its side between the two bins. Ifthey could be relied on to only blow their own arms and legs off then Iwould happily leave them to it. I would even go so far as to lend them thematches.Unfortunately they are far more likely to blow up half the street withthem and I've just finished decorating the kitchen. What I suggest isthis - after replying to this e-mail with worthless assurances that thematter is being looked into and will be dealt with, why not leave it untilthe one night of the year (probably bath night) when there are no mutantsaround, then drive up the street in a panda car before doing a three pointturn and disappearing again.This will of course serve no other purpose than to remind us of whatpolicemen actually look like.I trust that when I take a claw hammer tothe skull of one of these throwbacks you'll do me the same courtesy ofgiving me a four month head start before coming to arrest me?I remainsir, your obedient servant> ????????? Mr ??????,Reply...I have read your e-mail and understand your frustration at the problemscaused by youths playing in the area and the problems you have encounteredin trying to contact the police.As the Community Beat Officer for yourstreet, I would like to extend an offer of discussing the matter fullywith you. Should you wish to discuss the matter, please provide contactdetails (address / telephone number) and when may be suitable. RegardsPC ??? ????????????? Community Beat Officer ============================================Dear PC ?????First of all, I would like to thank you for the speedy response to myoriginal e-mail. 16 hours and 38 minutes must be a personal record forLeith Police station and rest assured that I will forward these details toNorris McWhirter for inclusion in his next book. Secondly, I wasdelighted to hear that our street has its own community beat officer. MayI be the first to congratulate you on your covert skills. In the five orso years that I have lived in West Cromwell Street, I have never seen you.Do you hide up a tree or have you gone deep undercover and infiltrated thegang itself? Are you the one with the acne and the moustache on hisforehead or the one with a chin like a wash hand basin? It's surely only amatter of time before you are headhunted by MI5.Whilst I realise thatthere may be far more serious crimes taking place in Leith such as smokingin a public place or being Muslim without due care and attention, is ittoo much to ask for a policeman to explain (using words of no more thantwo syllables at a time) to these ***** that they might want to play theirstrange football game elsewhere? The pitch behind the Citadel or the oneat DKs are both within spitting distance, as is the bottom of the AlbertDock.Should you wish to discuss these matters further you should feelfree to contact me on ??? ????. If after 25 minutes I have still failed toanswer, I'll buy you a large one in the Compass Bar. Regards ???????P.S If you think that this is sarcasm, think yourself lucky that you don'twork for the cleansing department.

Anonymous said...

beat officer! what planet are you from. they went out with gas lights i didnt think we had anything resembling a police officer who actually patrolled on foot. you must have got it wrong

Anonymous said...

No they are the ones who fly around in there noisy cars !! Amazing really
because they dont get where there going until long after the crime has been committed, well in this area they dont as for the cso's there the ones the kids ignore as they cant do anything

DrMoores said...

In case you missed it, we are all supposed to have... what might be called "beat officers" - They may be spread rather thin but we have PC Bungard for Birchington and Westgate and if you follow the link you should be able to identify yours!

Anonymous said...

Identifying them and getting them to act are two different things.

Anonymous said...

The Cliftonville PC was involved in "Public Confidence boosting" exercise in Millmead Wednesday after they found the body. Bit late really and why pull them away fron their proper area for that? PR exercise more like.

Anonymous said...

Well done Simon getting it put on the website.

Anonymous said...

Fairly pathetic. Why not just tell the Police what the issue is without trying for minor point scoring by way of sarcasm and even a dig about Muslims?

Anonymous said...

re: Your last paragraph, I thought Westgate had three councillors not just two. Was not our third councillor asked to attend the monthly surgery?

DrMoores said...

"No" as he is from an independent political group.

Anonymous said...

re: 10.14 Does this mean that our councillor's are split because of their political origin. Surely they are working together for the good of Westgate, isn't that why we elected you all, for Westgate?

earwigger said...

Quite right 10.14 and are not the police supposed to be impartial politically or do they now only work with the Tories?

DrMoores said...

For anyone who seems oblivious to the workings of our democracy, the Police are quite impartial and will happily attend where invited. Our society runs along party political lines if you hadn't noticed.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised you have not replied to 10.36 why is that?

Also what do you mean Independent Political group? surely being Independent means not belonging to any party political group, but being solely Independent on one's own.

DrMoores said...

10:13 Your questions are so clearly free of any intelligence regarding local politics that I have to wonder if you are a visitor from space?

Let me explain. There is an "Independent" group of councillors who represent those councillors who stood as "Independent" candidates. Without being a member of a group of minimum three, no Independent would be invited to sit on any local government committee. Thus we have Labour, Conservative and Independents. Is that clear now?

I assume you beleive that David Cameron joins Gordon Brown on his weekly cabinet, given your line of questioning?

Anonymous said...

Was it really neccessary to answer 10.13 in such an ignorant & arrogent manner?
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10:13 Your questions are so clearly free of any intelligence regarding local politics that I have to wonder if you are a visitor from space?
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This seems to give the impression that your are some sort of superior being.
Remember to be nice to those you meet on the way up, as you will meet them again on the way down!!

Anon, Broadmoor.

DrMoores said...

Accurate and well-informed in this case. In future, try and avoid stirring-up trouble which doesn't exist through my weblog!

DrMoores said...

Accurate and well-informed in this case. In future, try and avoid stirring-up trouble which doesn't exist through my weblog!

Anonymous said...

As you once said to me "BO**OCKS"

Anon, Broadmoor.

Anonymous said...

This information has been available on the Kent Police website for yeons, a fact that you Mr Moores, have been been well aware of since last April!!

DrMoores said...

Yor conclusion is in fact wrong, which is one reason why I had a meeting with Inspector Morris at Margate, why Kent Police have agreed to update their their website with correct and up to date information and why TDC's website now shows, what I hope are the correct details of local PCSO and Police Officers...

Now go away and don't come back!

Anonymous said...

re: 7.48 I am surprised at you Cllr. Moores your rudeness is not what we expect from a local councillor. Remember the next local election and curb your aggressive manner if you wish to be elected again.

Voter but not for you.

Voter Jim

DrMoores said...

I'm afraid you'll have to vote for someone else then Jim.. Am I bothered..of course I'm not!

Good luck!