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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #120 on: May 20, 2016, 06:32:00 pm »
Sorry to push this as we obviously wont get any more from the Police. The question actually is what has changed since Bill left, was he only for Brookmans Park(which as we know does contain more than the Green). If he was why has this changed(think cost cutting) or if he had other beats he managed to get round them really well.


Has something fundamental in the service provided by the PCSO changed since Bill left.


We don't need a corporate answer, I think that the beat has changed and we as ratepayers were not told.



 

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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #121 on: May 20, 2016, 07:07:04 pm »
Sorry to push this as we obviously wont get any more from the Police. The question actually is what has changed since Bill left, was he only for Brookmans Park(which as we know does contain more than the Green). If he was why has this changed(think cost cutting) or if he had other beats he managed to get round them really well.

Has something fundamental in the service provided by the PCSO changed since Bill left. We don't need a corporate answer, I think that the beat has changed and we as ratepayers were not told.

I think the only response we are likely to get to your questions will be from corporate PR. I know you don't want that, but I will forward the thread to see if they can answer your question.

I, too, feel sad that the local PCSO won't be responding directly. I think the way Bill McCaskie (88 posts), Louise Luxford (97 posts) and Jitu Davé (41 posts) were proactive in starting threads - and reactive in responded to queries - was healthy. I used to find their off the cuff updates refreshing. 

I wonder whether the local PCSO beat surgeries that Louise and later Bill used to organise at the URC will continue?

Interestingly, the issue of a PCSO for the area was raised in this forum 10 years ago. The North Mymms Parish Council asked local residents whether they would be happy to part funding a PCSO from the council tax. The offer from police HQ was:

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... a PCSO dedicated to patrol this parish i.e. Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Bell Bar, and parts of Little Heath and Bullens Green. It is subject to the parish council paying about £1,300 a month for a two-year period, which is 50% of the total cost.

Perhaps someone from NMPC could shed some light on this?
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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #122 on: May 20, 2016, 07:26:33 pm »
Hi David


Thanks for that, it was just great to see Bill around he had a "word" with many people which I am sure helped the village stay safe.
 

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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #123 on: May 20, 2016, 10:38:20 pm »

Perhaps someone from NMPC could shed some light on this?

I wasn't on the council at the time, so unsure what was decided, but exactly what information were you after?

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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #124 on: May 21, 2016, 08:15:06 am »
Thanks James, I was just wondering about the history of the appointment of a PCSO for the area and whether the NMPC was/is involved. I have since had a quick look at the NMPC online records for the time and it appears that the council turned down the invitation to part fund a PCSO after surveying local residents.

This from the March 2006 Chairman’s Report.
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Then this from the July 2006 Parish Council Meeting.
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And then this from the January 2007 Parish Council Meeting. I couldn’t find a record of the correspondence referred to.
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So I guess the NMPC has nothing to do with the PCSO situation.
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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #125 on: May 21, 2016, 09:26:13 am »
It's a shame that our pcso presence is no longer as prevalent as when bill was here.  I think policing on foot is far more useful than driving about in a car.  I guess it's not done as much as before, because of cuts.  It's was also nice to hear PCSO input via public forums.  Bills posts were always very useful.  I guess we will have to rely on posts from owl which usually contain very little information other than scant details. These are usually of little use in helping the public to help the police. Things must have changed a lot since bill left. A shame. Time to up sticks to his new beat... Onwards!!
 
 

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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #126 on: September 12, 2016, 04:01:32 pm »
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Samantha Griffin, a familiar face around Welham Green, has now added Brookmans Park to her beat.

Sam, who this week celebrates eight years as a PCSO, is already well known in the area through attending various community events and working on a number of local neighbourhood watch and community policing initiatives. Now she will be responsible for patrolling Welham Green, Brookmans Park, Little Heath, Newgate Street, and Wildhill, by car, bike, and on foot.



PCSO Samantha Griffin

One of the initiatives Sam says she would like to reintroduce is the local PCSO surgery that used to be held at Brookmans Park URC. Dates and times have yet to be decided.

Sam, a mother of four, is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and runs training sessions in the martial art. She hasn't always been involved in policing; previously Sam spent 15 years working as a manager in the building supplies industry before deciding to become a PCSO, a job she says she loves.

Sam has a forum profile on this site (visible to logged in registered members only), and she will be watching discussions about local crime and community policing in particular. If you want to contact Sam you can do so via email at Samantha.Griffin@herts.pnn.police.uk or by phone on 01707-354192.

Please note: I have merged all previous threads related to PCSOs in the area so that anyone interested can trace the history of the role.
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Re: Our local PCSO - Police Community Support Officer
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2016, 05:09:01 pm »
Good luck - and wish you well. lets hope for some effective policing.
 

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