Police panel set to review crime plan

A panel set up to oversee the police and crime commissioner for Sussex is set for its first meeting.

The Sussex Police and Crime Panel meets on Friday (January 11) at East Sussex County Council, County Hall, Lewes.

It includes councillors from the 15 local authorities in Sussex plus two lay members and its first task is to review the draft Police and Crime Plan drawn up by police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne.

One key element of the plan is the precept – the amount the commissioner wants to raise from council tax – for the coming financial year.

The draft plan proposes no change, leaving the precept the same as last year at £138.42 for a Band D property.

The Police and Crime Panel is being asked to agree the precept, although it is not required to approve the budget.

It is also being asked for views on priorities outlined in the plan, titled Safer In Sussex 2013/14. These will become part of the final Police and Crime Plan.

A webcast of the meeting, which is open to the public, will be broadcast on the East Sussex County Council website.

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8:25am Thu 10 Jan 13

Hove Actually says...

It includes councillors from the 15 local authorities in Sussex plus two lay members and its first task is to review the draft Police and Crime Plan drawn up by police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne.

What has she done that needs oversight from at least 17 people already?

Starting to sound like a gravy train ......
It includes councillors from the 15 local authorities in Sussex plus two lay members and its first task is to review the draft Police and Crime Plan drawn up by police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne. What has she done that needs oversight from at least 17 people already? Starting to sound like a gravy train ...... Hove Actually

9:07am Thu 10 Jan 13

still waiting says...

Er, this is what the old Police Authority used to do, but now the Panel has only two "lay" members and no separate magistrates (because magistrates have had a track record of not doing as they're told by the Home Office, so they have gradually been inched out over the last few years). So it's basically a forum full of local politicians all claiming to know better than the old Police Authority what the people of Sussex want. This Panel has, of course to be "supported" so, since the numbers employed by the Police Commissioner don't seem to be any lower than the numbers employed by the old Police Authority commonsense suggests that more is being spent on "supporting" yet another forum wherein councillors can sit around discussing things. I suppose that's one way of creating jobs... On the other hand, if I'm totally wrong, doubtless someone out there will quickly correct me.
Er, this is what the old Police Authority used to do, but now the Panel has only two "lay" members and no separate magistrates (because magistrates have had a track record of not doing as they're told by the Home Office, so they have gradually been inched out over the last few years). So it's basically a forum full of local politicians all claiming to know better than the old Police Authority what the people of Sussex want. This Panel has, of course to be "supported" so, since the numbers employed by the Police Commissioner don't seem to be any lower than the numbers employed by the old Police Authority commonsense suggests that more is being spent on "supporting" yet another forum wherein councillors can sit around discussing things. I suppose that's one way of creating jobs... On the other hand, if I'm totally wrong, doubtless someone out there will quickly correct me. still waiting

9:42am Thu 10 Jan 13

pekkers says...

So we've binned a Police Authority, and employed a police panel. Genius......
Come on Argus, who are they???
So we've binned a Police Authority, and employed a police panel. Genius...... Come on Argus, who are they??? pekkers

9:49am Thu 10 Jan 13

Geoffrey Madden says...

The first meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel was on 26th November 2012. At the last count the panel comprised thirty-three councillors, a woman who praised the Police Authority in the past, and a retired policeman.
The first meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel was on 26th November 2012. At the last count the panel comprised thirty-three councillors, a woman who praised the Police Authority in the past, and a retired policeman. Geoffrey Madden

9:59am Thu 10 Jan 13

Isaac Rinkfern says...

Another expense to go along with the 85k commissioner and her 12 dedicated staff. I expect they'll all sit around and claim that she's doing a fantastic job.
Quite an expense for a department that appears to simply write responses to the public claiming that everything is a matter for the Chief Constable to respond to as it is not within the commissioner's remit.
Has anyone got a different response from that one? I haven't seen any that they accept are within her remit.
Another expense to go along with the 85k commissioner and her 12 dedicated staff. I expect they'll all sit around and claim that she's doing a fantastic job. Quite an expense for a department that appears to simply write responses to the public claiming that everything is a matter for the Chief Constable to respond to as it is not within the commissioner's remit. Has anyone got a different response from that one? I haven't seen any that they accept are within her remit. Isaac Rinkfern

10:27am Thu 10 Jan 13

Geoffrey Madden says...

pekkers wrote:
So we've binned a Police Authority, and employed a police panel. Genius......
Come on Argus, who are they???
Thirty-four of the panel have their names and photos on a YouTube video called "Who are the Sussex Police and Crime Panel?" The thirty-fifth, a latecomer from Lewes District Council, is Ron Maskall.
[quote][p][bold]pekkers[/bold] wrote: So we've binned a Police Authority, and employed a police panel. Genius...... Come on Argus, who are they???[/p][/quote]Thirty-four of the panel have their names and photos on a YouTube video called "Who are the Sussex Police and Crime Panel?" The thirty-fifth, a latecomer from Lewes District Council, is Ron Maskall. Geoffrey Madden

10:33am Thu 10 Jan 13

Mayan Turkey says...

What kind of biscuits will there be?

This question may seem trite but it is most likely one of the most important and biggest contributions these new commissioners and undersight panels will deliver in reducing crime.

'More committees needed to suck the last of the marrow from societies twisted bones?'.
Corruption and/or morally bankrupt behaviour in most levels of government seems to be this country's major problem. A pity that won't be on any meeting's agenda.

Will it be jammy dodgers and hobnobs? Custard creams send out the wrong message.
What kind of biscuits will there be? This question may seem trite but it is most likely one of the most important and biggest contributions these new commissioners and undersight panels will deliver in reducing crime. 'More committees needed to suck the last of the marrow from societies twisted bones?'. Corruption and/or morally bankrupt behaviour in most levels of government seems to be this country's major problem. A pity that won't be on any meeting's agenda. Will it be jammy dodgers and hobnobs? Custard creams send out the wrong message. Mayan Turkey

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