PCSOs could be on the buses

Flashback to when the car was purchased in 2008

Flashback to when the car was purchased in 2008

First published in News

PARISH PCSOs could be forced to travel by bus if villagers don't stump up the cash for their car.

Manningtree, Mistley and Lawford parish councils have been asked to pay the upkeep costs for a car used by their two police community support officers.

In a police liaison meeting, Sgt Paul Gale suggested the councils paid for maintenance for the vehicle, which was purchased with help from local businesses and the Neighbourhood Action Panel in 2008, while petrol and insurance would be covered by the force.

Last year the approximate cost was £800, and it was mooted the councils give £1500 with the surplus either returned or carried over in the next period.

But the request for cash has been branded as "appalling" by some councillors who feel asking residents for more money after years of match-funding PCSOs is a step too far.

Councillors at Lawford and Manningtree agreed to look into the proposal before making a final decision.

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6:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Hatpeg says...

What's wrong with a bike?
What's wrong with a bike? Hatpeg
  • Score: 11

7:32pm Sun 27 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

Hatpeg wrote:
What's wrong with a bike?
+1
[quote][p][bold]Hatpeg[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with a bike?[/p][/quote]+1 HARRY438
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Closeguard says...

Oh no what a disaster. No more macdonalds no more kfc and no more burger king. Don't worry kebab shops deliver.
PCSO's what a wate of tax payers money.
Oh no what a disaster. No more macdonalds no more kfc and no more burger king. Don't worry kebab shops deliver. PCSO's what a wate of tax payers money. Closeguard
  • Score: -9

7:47am Mon 28 Jul 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

2 words....council tax !
2 words....council tax ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 0

7:55am Mon 28 Jul 14

G.Speel says...

I think it is totally wrong of the police to change the goal posts 6 years after the car was purchased. They were only too pleased to accept a ' paid for' car in 2008 and took on board the responsibility of the upkeep for it from their budget. They need to act and behave as responsible individuals do and go without if their budget is unable to cope with the burden of this vehicle. Either go without it or rearrange their budget to accommodate the expenditure.
I just thought I would comment on the real subject matter of the article rather than make very personal comments about anyone in the photo.
I think it is totally wrong of the police to change the goal posts 6 years after the car was purchased. They were only too pleased to accept a ' paid for' car in 2008 and took on board the responsibility of the upkeep for it from their budget. They need to act and behave as responsible individuals do and go without if their budget is unable to cope with the burden of this vehicle. Either go without it or rearrange their budget to accommodate the expenditure. I just thought I would comment on the real subject matter of the article rather than make very personal comments about anyone in the photo. G.Speel
  • Score: 3

9:40am Mon 28 Jul 14

Over G says...

" I'll get you Butler"

"Alright Blakey keep your hair on"

"Tickets Please"?
" I'll get you Butler" "Alright Blakey keep your hair on" "Tickets Please"? Over G
  • Score: 0

10:50am Mon 28 Jul 14

sam vines says...

So use the bus some people might like them on board to keep the anti social behaviour in check.

However I do think PCSO's should be subject to the same level of fitness tests as the Police as a minimum requirement. some wondering about Colchester's street just make me wonder how effective they are other than showing a presence which is a false sense of security.
So use the bus some people might like them on board to keep the anti social behaviour in check. However I do think PCSO's should be subject to the same level of fitness tests as the Police as a minimum requirement. some wondering about Colchester's street just make me wonder how effective they are other than showing a presence which is a false sense of security. sam vines
  • Score: 1

8:01am Tue 29 Jul 14

Closeguard says...

When I serving in the army I had to go through a basic fitness test if you didn't pass you were on remedial pt if you failed second bft you were booted out. Time to get rid of the obese pcso and get new
When I serving in the army I had to go through a basic fitness test if you didn't pass you were on remedial pt if you failed second bft you were booted out. Time to get rid of the obese pcso and get new Closeguard
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Over G says...

Closeguard wrote:
When I serving in the army I had to go through a basic fitness test if you didn't pass you were on remedial pt if you failed second bft you were booted out. Time to get rid of the obese pcso and get new
The same in the Royal Air Force it was know as an "Administrative Discharge" or as we knew it the Rifle discharge S.N.L.R. Services No Longer Required: The problem these days is The Unions and Workers Rights. That is where it falls by the way side. There is no Union in the Military you do as you are told. If the boss calls a remedial PT test at any time after training backsides used to twitch and everyone was seen jogging round the station. These people are wet nursed and nannied by The System and The Unions, in this particular issue.
[quote][p][bold]Closeguard[/bold] wrote: When I serving in the army I had to go through a basic fitness test if you didn't pass you were on remedial pt if you failed second bft you were booted out. Time to get rid of the obese pcso and get new[/p][/quote]The same in the Royal Air Force it was know as an "Administrative Discharge" or as we knew it the Rifle discharge S.N.L.R. Services No Longer Required: The problem these days is The Unions and Workers Rights. That is where it falls by the way side. There is no Union in the Military you do as you are told. If the boss calls a remedial PT test at any time after training backsides used to twitch and everyone was seen jogging round the station. These people are wet nursed and nannied by The System and The Unions, in this particular issue. Over G
  • Score: 1

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