possession of an offensive weapon in a public place,
two counts of possession of a firearm during a five-year period following a suspended sentence
and producing a Class B drug.
Well he’s due in court this month, so hopefully we will find out more and if found guilty, he’ll be dealt with appropriately!
If you have any information that you think the police might be interested in knowing, to call 101, alternatively you can have a look at the September crime figures for the Gunthorpe ward, by visiting here!
Crime remains a concern for many local residents, especially as on Theresa May’s watch, police numbers have been cut by 20,000 and most experts know that cuts to the police force endanger communities and endanger police officers too.
Therefore, it’s my opinion that we need to face facts and look for a government that will provide officers, police community support officers and civilian staff with the equipment and people they need to provide effective policing services!
FYI – I have now requested an update from the Police Crime Commissioner on what action plans he has in place to address concerns of drugs and firearms locally, once he has responded I will of course share.
As always, please feel free to let me know your thoughts below!
According Age UK, trading standards budgets have been cut by some 50% over the last 7 years.
The result? Millions of older people are at a greater risk of becoming victims of fraud.
Did YOU see?
In April 2018, local media reported that Directors of a Peterborough firm which pressure sold beds and chairs to elderly and vulnerable residents were jailed.
Judge Cooper said of Geoffrey and Jaqueline Turner, of Hall Lane (Werrington), “You chose to impoverish customers mentally, intellectually, emotionally and financially.”
Age UK also said it believed 2/5’s of older people (nearly 5 million over 65’s), believe they’ve been targeted by scammers.
What do I think?
I think the Tory government must ensure trading standards services are properly resourced, and that they stop giving them additional duties on top of their core role of protecting residents and stopping rogue traders.
What have I done?
I have now requested an update on the present state of play, from Directors at Peterborough City Council, in respect of staff numbers and budget levels, and whether these have changed over the last few years.
Once I have details on this I will of course share it with you.
For more information relating to Peterborough City Council’s Trading Services, please VISIT HERE!
“Modern day slavery is a rising threat to our communities, and because of its hidden nature, is a major concern.”
In my opinion, there is no doubt that more people locally, need to be more aware of modern slavery to help tackle criminal gangs exploiting vulnerable workers living in squalor and on scandalous wages.