Watch it live: Meeting to consider 1.9% police precept rise to be screened online

Bournemouth Echo: Martyn Underhill Martyn Underhill

A MEETING to consider whether Dorset residents should pay more for policing will be screened live online.

The Dorset Police and Crime Panel will meet on Thursday, February 6 at County Hall, Dorchester to scrutinise a recommendation to increase the police precept by 1.9 per cent.

And residents can follow the dicussion over the internet by visiting webcasting.dorsetforyou.com/core The crime panel is made up of representatives from the county council, all of Dorset’s borough and district councils, Bournemouth and Poole councils plus two independent members. Their job is to hold the Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill to account and review his council tax proposals.

They have the power to recommend the commissioner reconsiders his proposals if members dlislike them.

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4:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Now we shall see if our councillors really care what we think.
Now we shall see if our councillors really care what we think. pete woodley
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4:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

spotthis says...

I think its about time we had live streams, so we can see the basis on which decisions are made. Too much seems to be decided behind closed doors.
I think its about time we had live streams, so we can see the basis on which decisions are made. Too much seems to be decided behind closed doors. spotthis
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6:06pm Wed 22 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

spotthis wrote:
I think its about time we had live streams, so we can see the basis on which decisions are made. Too much seems to be decided behind closed doors.
I am sire it is quite likely that they will start broadcasting from the Council Chambers one day soon, but I am sure they will never broadcast from the places where those decisions are really being taken!
[quote][p][bold]spotthis[/bold] wrote: I think its about time we had live streams, so we can see the basis on which decisions are made. Too much seems to be decided behind closed doors.[/p][/quote]I am sire it is quite likely that they will start broadcasting from the Council Chambers one day soon, but I am sure they will never broadcast from the places where those decisions are really being taken! muscliffman
  • Score: 1

12:52am Thu 23 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Against the rise.We had a rise last year to improve policing.Did it ? No.All we saw was front office desk closing.Serving police officers morale fall and cuts and we have a two tier level of executive policing duplicating themselves.
Against the rise.We had a rise last year to improve policing.Did it ? No.All we saw was front office desk closing.Serving police officers morale fall and cuts and we have a two tier level of executive policing duplicating themselves. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 1

4:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Tictock says...

Waste of time and space!
Waste of time and space! Tictock
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