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Police & Crime Commissioner meeting 10th Oct 2019

10 October 2019

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The Police & Crime commissioner held a public meeting at The Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad on Thurs 10 Oct 2010.  Some of the points were:

# Speed Cams -  A Wrentham resident informed the PCC of relevant speeding statistics .  The resident asked why money from speed cameras fines cannot go to local councils rather than central government . The PCC said that this was a matter that he continues to press the Government about.  Average speed cameras have been introduced in to the county at Bury St Edmunds.  20mph speed limits and zones can be considered where there are visual and physical traffic calming measures in place to slow traffic. However 20mph limits cannot be enforced. The person to contact re speeding is the Police Community Engagement Officer .  This officer will collect data which will then decide on the level of visits by enforcement officers.

# Extra Police - PCC said that there will be 54 extra officers from the recent monies announced by Government.  These officers would be deployed on the basis of evidence of where they are most needed. He acknowledged that this would put the numbers of officers back to where they were in around 2012.

# Parking - Most counties have parking infringement tickets issued by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO's) rather than Police .  The arrangements for Suffolk to have CEO's are all in place.   The only thing stopping the handover is literally a few minutes of Parliamentary time to bring this drafted legislation in to law.  Current demands on Parliament have meant that this is not yet possible..

# Wrentham Fire Station - A Wrentham Councillor noted the continuing collaboration between police and other emergency services.  Most recently, electors have seen the opening of Beccles joint Police / Fire Station.  The PCC said that there are no plans for there to be Police Officers at Wrentham Fire Station in the near future.