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Katie Robinson is the latest Police Community Support Officer to join the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Before becoming a PCSO, Katie was busy studying for A-Levels in Psychology, Media and P.E while working as a football coach for Chesterfield FC Community Trust at the Proact Stadium, but was interested in a career in the police and noticed the role advertised.
Since joining the team, she has been busy getting out on patrol in the area, supporting police officers and has visited a local youth club as well as taking part in community engagement events. More »
PCSO Robinson said: "The role is like nothing I have ever done before but I am really enjoying it. I'm still getting out and about in my area to meet local residents and community members. The work of our team is all about community engagement and targeting neighbourhood concerns so if you have any concerns or issues which you think we could help with, please get in touch."
Outside of work Katie, who grew up in the Tupton area, enjoys playing football.
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing team call 101, or send them a message through the My Local Police pages of the website, www.derbyshire.police.uk.
You can follow the work of the Grassmoor, Holmewood, Calow and Arkwright SNT on Twitter, @CfieldEastSNT, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ClayCrossSNT.
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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire) » Less
Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:22 by Jessica Neill
Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa's plans to increase police funding for Derbyshire in the next financial year have received a unanimous thumbs up from the Commissioner's scrutiny body, the Police and Crime Panel.
The Commissioner presented his proposals for the budget, and associated policing precept, for policing and community safety in Derbyshire in 2019-20 to a meeting at County Hall, Matlock, on Thursday 24 Jan. More »
Hardyal Dhindsa's budget will enable police numbers to grow by 58 officers and 62 members of staff in the 2019-20 financial year. This increase in resources will be used to address issues of concern raised by the public as the Commissioner has visited towns and villages the length and breadth of the county and the panel praised him for his 'listening approach'.
The budget will deliver increased visibility, a redressing of the balance of uniformed officers across the force area, enhanced road safety measures, greater investigative capacity and more support for vulnerable people.
The Panel is required to vote on the amount of council tax local people pay towards policing, known as the police precept. Having heard how the 12.5% increase will be invested, every member of the panel approved the proposal.
Hardyal Dhindsa said today: "I am grateful to the panel for its overwhelming vote of confidence in my plans. They made it clear that they were pleased to see how we planned to use the increase in funding this year and recognised the need to invest appropriately to tackle new and emerging crime areas, alongside those of greatest risk and threat to community safety.
"People want a visible and reassuring policing presence in their communities. I know that. I have been clear that I wanted to provide more officers but, until now, harsh funding cuts made that an impossibility. With the increase in the amount of council tax that goes towards policing, we are now in a position to put those plans into action.
"I remain disappointed that the Government has chosen to place so much of the burden on this year's increase on local people, but this is the only option we have to put more officers out on the streets of Derbyshire.
"People will really be able to see and feel the difference, which I think is only right and fair.
"But, as I made clear to the panel, this does not make up for the £40m real terms cuts made since 2010. This cost us the loss of 400 police officers and around same number of police staff.
"To put things into context, from April 2018-March 2020 we will have recruited 145 additional officers and staff. This is a step in the right direction, not the final solution. That's why I assured them that I will continue my calls to get the Government to invest in policing."
The revenue budget for 2019/20 has been set at £181.016M, an increase of £11.846M over last year's figure of £169.170M.
The Government has confirmed that it expects Police and Crime Commissioners to increase the amount of council tax paid towards policing by the maximum £24 for a Band D property in the coming year. This will take the total amount paid towards policing in Derbyshire by a Band D household to £216.60, a rise of 12.5%.
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Tim Parkin (Office of the PCC, Digital Engagement Officer, Derbyshire) » Less
Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:14 by Jessica Neill
HS2 would like to make the public aware of a community survey which we will be running along the route of the proposed new railway. Starting this week, 15 October 2018, this will be in the form of a telephone survey carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of HS2.
It follows a successful pilot of the survey over the summer, also run by Ipsos MORI, which allowed hs2 to test the methodology. This community survey will be an important part of there work to measure the delivery against the commitments in the HS2 Community Engagement Strategy. The questions in the survey are designed to focus on how well respondents perceive HS2 is fulfilling its ten community commitments and wider strategic aim of being a good neighbour. More »
Please find attached a short briefing with details of the survey.
Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:20 by Jessica Neill