Tory cuts force police station closures

Tory Government cuts have forced the closure of nearly all the High Peak’s police stations, including two in Glossopdale. They are: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Fairfield (Buxton), Whaley Bridge, GAMESLEY and HADFIELD as reported in the Buxton Advisertiser today.

Derbyshire Police’s Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner are saying these “debilitating” funding cuts imposed by the government are going to take the force back to the 1980s. Hitting the community/safer neighbour team policing work hardest!

And whilst his government is slashing money from frontline policing to prop up bureaucracy, the High Peak’s Tory MP Andrew Bingham has the bare faced cheek in his weekly newsletter to pat himself and his colleagues on the back for amongst other things “…freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape…“. You could not make it up. Is he just out of touch or downright delusional?!

One of the last Labour Government greatest achievement was to create, champion and fund community policing. I’ve seen and heard first hand how its transformed policing in our communities and help crime rates fall over the last decade but now that’s now at risk.

There is only one way to stop the rot and that’s to elect a Labour Government with a local Labour MP better able to stand up for our communities in Westminster. There is a lot at stake.

So I say ‪#‎BootBinghamOut‬ and vote Caitlin Bisknell for High Peak – 2015 in May!

Boot Bingham Out

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Street Stall – Cuts to services for older people

Town Hall Arcade Street Stall, 15th Jan 2011

Garry Parvin and I talking to a local resident

Garry Parvin and I – along with other local Labour campaigners – had a busy morning in Glossop at the first street stall of the year yesterday.

The theme for this Saturday morning’s street stalls was the same theme which Glossopdale Labour will be running for the next few Saturday’s, which is around raising awareness of the proposals by the County Council to cut £20 million from vital services for older people and their careers.

As well as giving out a leaflet to locals with details of what the proposals will mean, we are also asking locals to sign a petition against the proposal.

Anne, who sign our petition against the severity of the cuts to services for the elderly.

If you can’t get to one of our street stalls, you can download a copy of the leaflet by clicking here and you can sign the petition by clicking here.

If you have any views on the proposals, please let me know. You can do this by clicking on the Services for older people link on the Glossopdale Labour website and/or leaving me a comment here.