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David Goodall's national news items:-

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    It is one subject in this election that I know more about than the other candidates on the Isle of Wight. For the past 15 years many of my projects at work have been in the cyber security field.

    The legal constraints do need improving so that council's etc cannot use the same legalisation to check on what goes in dustbin and where a child actually lives to get a school place.

  • Pupil Preimum (The Independent)
    Article: Mar 22, 2015
    By Richard Garner in The Independent

    The Government programme gives schools extra cash for every disadvantaged pupil they take in

    Thinking outside the box can do wonders for disadvantaged pupils, according to evidence from schools about how they are using the Government's pupil premium to improve performance.

    In one case, the simple act of buying a pupil a football kit and providing soccer coaching, as his parents were unable to afford it, dramatically improved his performance, Schools minister David Laws told The Independent. "It got him taking part in lessons and attending again," said the Liberal Democrat.

    A study of how schools have implemented the Government's pupil premium programme - which gives schools extra cash for every disadvantaged pupil they take in - also reveals that participating in the arts or sports can put pupils two months ahead in the three Rs. Taking pupils out on school trips can boost performance by three months, it added.

    Some schools have found children without computers at home are falling behind their classmates because they do not have the facilities to do homework. As a result, they have set up breakfast computer clubs.

    The evidence has emerged on the eve of an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday for those schools that are making the best use of the pupil premium, which the Lib Dems have pledged to protect from inflation.

    Commenting on this article the Isle of Wight's parliamentary candidate David Goodall said:-

    "Lib Dems front cover manifesto pledge from 2010 to help disadvantaged pupils is working"

    Related link:-

    the original article

  • Lib Dem highlights in the 2015 Budget
    Article: Mar 20, 2015

    Commenting on the 2015 budget Isle of Wight's Lib Dem candidate David Goodall said:-

    "Thanks to the Lib Dems in government, the budget had some really good bits."

    The final Budget of this Parliament has Liberal Democrat policies at its core. The Budget confirms that Liberal Democrats in government are building a stronger economy and a fairer society, creating opportunity for everyone. In government we have ensured that Britain has kept on the path to recovery in a way that is fair.

  • Good news for savers
    Article: Mar 20, 2015

    The Budget has confirmed new measures that will allow 95 per cent of individuals to save completely tax free. In a radical reform to the savings tax system, a new Personal Savings Allowance will be created from April 2016.

    This means exempting the first £1,000 of savings income from any tax for basic rate taxpayers and the first £500 for higher rate taxpayers, saving up to £200 off an annual tax bill. This will not apply to additional rate taxpayers.

  • Nick Clegg (The Guardian)
    Article: Mar 20, 2015
    By Phoebe Greenwood and Rowena Mason in The Guardian

    Lib Dem leader makes unexpected claim in a Guardian interview in which he says the way politics works is 'bust' and Westminster is a 'joke'

    Nick Clegg has declared he feels more anti-establishment now than he did when he entered government five years ago as deputy prime minister.

    The Liberal Democrat leader made the unexpected claim in an interview with the Guardian, in which he said the way politics works is "bust" and described Westminster as a "joke".

  • Borrow less & cut less for a fairer future
    Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Borrowing £70bn less than Labour and cutting £50bn less than the Tories, balancing the country's books and investing in the future needs the correct balance.

    The plans are based on the Liberal Democrat values of fairness and strength and how they will deliver on our commitment to balance the books fairly.

  • Five points for a stronger and fairer industrial future
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out plans to build a stronger economy with a target of making the UK the largest economy in Europe by 2035.

    This ambition will involve overtaking both France and Germany and sustaining economic growth of an average of more than one per cent higher per year than Germany until 2035. Nick Clegg and Vince Cable set out the party's five point plan for long-term sustainable growth that builds on the foundations of strong public finances and investment as the Liberal Democrats have set out in their fiscal rules.

  • Green Energy graphic
    Article: Feb 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy & Climate Change Ed Davey has announced plans for 27 renewable electricity projects which together could power 1.4 million homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales.

    If built, these projects could support thousands of green jobs, bolster energy security and cut the cost of renewable electricity.

  • UK aid has helped millions
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    One of the achievements of the Liberal Democrats in Government is to ensure the UK meets its long standing commitment to help poorest in the world, with 0.7% of the countries income going in aid. This is despite the economic down and opposition to it from both outside and inside Government.

    The UK is still one of the richest countries in the world and it only right that we help others in a less fortunate position. Some like UKIP say this budget should be cut by £9 billion. This only serves to remind me why I am in the Lib Dems. When we are looking as a country to save money the poorest people in the world are not the people we should be taking it from.

    If you exclude the Aid budget and the net payments to the EU, which also help the poorer regions of Europe, over 98% of Government expenditure is on running UK public services. So we still looking after ourselves too.

  • Children at school
    Article: Feb 3, 2015
  • Article: Mar 29, 2014
    By Giles Goodall - Liberal Democrat MEP candidate for South East England in The Huffington Post UK

    As we draw closer to the European elections on 22 May, more and more business leaders are speaking out in favour of Britai n's membership of the European Union. Not a day seems to go by without another major employer warning of the risks for Britain's jobs and economy of a potential EU exit. That's because - as Nick Clegg said in last night's debate with Nigel Farage - it's about jobs, jobs and jobs.

  • Nick Clegg vs Nigel Farage
    Article: Mar 25, 2014
    By Mehdi Hasan, Political Director in The Huffington Post UK

    In recent months, with the exception perhaps of the BBC's Andrew Neil, TV interviewers have failed to land many blows on cheeky-chappy, man-of-the-people, buy-me-a-beer-mate Nigel Farage, populist leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip). Could Nick Clegg do their job for them tonight?

    The deputy prime minister may be the underdog going into his live clash with the Ukip leader on, of all subjects, the European Union, but he has proved himself handy at TV debates (remember 2010?). Farage, on the other hand, claims not have prepared for these bouts - and is pretty poor when it comes to dealing with detail or proper scrutiny of his party's positions.

  • Article: Mar 9, 2014

    Since I became the Deputy Prime Minister I have had the privilege of spending a bit of time representing Britain's interests in other parts of the world

    I have visited Latin America and Asia to boost exports. I have been to Africa, where we are building better education systems as well as helping fight corruption, poverty and disease. I have travelled to different parts of Europe and the United States to promote British trade.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to announce that all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from September 2014, with equivalent funding for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible for free school meals also from next September. Money is also being provided for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but as education is a devolved issue, it will be up to those running schools there to decide whether to spend the money on free lunches.

  • Nick Clegg (Photo by Dave Radcliffe for the Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 10, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has closed the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Brighton by calling on members to spread the message of the Party's commitment in Government to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society.

    In his keynote Leader's speech, Nick paid tribute to the work of the Party in winning the Eastleigh by-election, beating the Conservatives into third place and squeezing Labour while campaigning on the Lib Dem record of delivering in Government.

  • Olympic Boxing Gold Medal Winner Nicola Adams (Picture taken for GOC by David Poultney)
    Article: Dec 28, 2012
    By Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister in New Year's Message

    The last twelve months have been lit up by moments that will stay with us forever. When Mo Farah approached the final stretch of the 10,000m final, who wasn't up on their feet, screaming at the TV?

    When Nicola Adams beamed at the crowd after winning the first ever women's Olympic boxing, who didn't smile back? I was lucky enough to be there, and that's one I'll never forget.

  • Openess & honesty with money is vital
    Article: Oct 28, 2012
    By David Goodall

    All candidates should publish past salary, tax and expense information received from elected public office and, if elected, they should promise to continue to publish this information.

    Prior to the last general election, the MPs' expenses scandal shocked many and made many people, including myself, feel extremely angry. I was very annoyed that people we should all trust beyond reproach with their financial dealings had been found wanting.

  • David Goodall's manifesto
    Article: Oct 24, 2012

    All of the candidates in this election will talk about wishing to reduce all crime and in particular violent crime, alcohol and drug related crime and sexual assaults. All of us will agree that offenders need to be caught and punished for the criminal acts they have done. The difference between the candidates will come on:-

  • Barnardo's Cut them free campaign
    Article: Oct 20, 2012

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight's new Police and Crime Commissioner David Goodall backs Barnardo's Cut Them Free campaign.

    In Hampshire and Isle of Wight the Constabulary's Public Protection Department is responsible for investigating incidents of child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, safeguarding vulnerable people and working with other agencies to manage the supervision of offenders in our community using Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

  • EU - UK cooperartion benefits us
    Article: Oct 16, 2012

    The four main Benefits of EU Police & Judicial Cooperation to the UK are:-

    • 1. European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
    • 2. Europol
    • 3. Eurojust:
    • 4. Joint Investigation Teams (JITs):

    There are a number of other very useful measures including Effective Customs Cooperation, European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), Mutual Recognition of Financial Penalties, Prisoner Transfers, The Schengen Information System II, Simpler & Faster Information Exchange, Psychoactive Drugs information exchange, European Police Training College, Networks, European Image Archiving System, Mutual Recognition of Supervision Measures, Trials in Absentia, and Conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters.

  • Apprenticeship Good for Business
    Article: Oct 12, 2012

    New figures show that in Hampshire and Isle of Wight over 6500 more people started an apprenticeship last year in the last year of the previous government. This is an increase of 59% since the Coalition Government came to power.

    Commenting on this, Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate David Goodall said:

  • Hampshire Probation Trust
    Article: Sep 28, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with Barrie Crook, Chief Executive of the Hampshire Probation Trust, to discuss how the probation service works to across the Hampshire Constabulary area and how it is likely to work in the future with the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Mike Franklin, IPCC Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
    Article: Sep 20, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with the IPCC's Commissoner for the Hampshire Constabulary Mike Franklin to discuss how the IPCC works to improve policing and how they will operate in the new situation with a Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
    Article: Sep 19, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with the HMIC's Inspector for the Hampshire Constabulary Zoë Billingham to discuss how the HMIC works with the force to improve policing and how they plan to work with the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Reoffending rates have hit a record high
    Article: Sep 14, 2012

    Half of all crime is committed by people who have offended before - the justice system for many, is a revolving door between prison and reoffending. Liberal Democrats believe that by reforming the existing system we can ensure that upon release, offenders are ready and willing to make a positive contribution to society. Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government are:

  • David Cameron & Nick Clegg enter No.10
    Article: May 14, 2010

    On the 7th May 2010 after the election was over two things were clear, one, Labour had lost and two, as no party had passed the 326 wining mark so no party had won it either. And it meant that the Liberal Democrats were placed by the public's decision in the General Election of trying form a working relationship with one of the other parties to form a stable government.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2010

    Last night was the final of the three televised Leaders' debates. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, debated with Gordon Brown and David Cameron about the economy. Subjects discussed included breaking up the banks, creating more jobs and reinvigorating the British economy.

    Most post-debate polls scored this final debate to David Cameron, but again put Nick Clegg clearly ahead of Gordon Brown. An analysis by pollsters Angus Reid of previously undecided voters who watched the debate gave Nick Clegg 37%, David Cameron 25%, Gordon Brown 22% and Not sure 16%. Angus Reid found that 32% of undecided voters say they are now more likely to vote for the Liberal Democrats after watching the final debate, with just 18% Conservative and 15% Labour.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2010

    An average of five polls conducted immediately after the Sky TV Leaders Election debate on Thursday night put Nick Clegg as the winner, with all instant polls showing him ahead of Gordon Brown. After the Foreign Affairs-led debate from Bristol dominated by issues like Iraq, immigration and climate change, Nick Clegg won 3 of the 5 polls on the night, building on his position after the first debate.

  • Floella Benjamin OBE and David Goodall
    Article: Apr 18, 2010

    Actress, author, businesswoman, Chancellor of Exeter University and TV Presenter Floella Benjamin OBE writes for you...

    My beautiful mother told all six of her children each day before we went to school that education was our passport to life.

    We were to go to school and learn everything the teachers told us. I did just that and loved my time at school because my mum set us that goal!

  • Nick Clegg (Photo: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography)
    Article: Apr 16, 2010

    The polls following the first ever Party Leaders General Election debate on ITV are showing that Nick Clegg has won a convincing victory over David Cameron and Gordon Brown. The debate was the first ever Leaders debate during a UK General Election campaign, and the pollsters are giving it as a big victory for Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats.

  • Southampton Itchen PPC shows how better recycling is possible in neighbouring Eastleigh
    Article: Apr 14, 2010

    Southampton's Liberal Democrats pledge to offer every household in the city a new glass and food waste collection service, and to keep council tax raises below inflation. Each home would receive this new service as part of a Liberal Democrat programme of change for the city.

    Southampton Lib Dem group leader Jill Baston said:-

  • Liberal Democrat Manifesto for 2010 General Election
    Article: Apr 14, 2010

    Nick Clegg has launched the Liberal Democrat General Election manifesto. The manifesto sets out four clear priorities of fair taxes, a fair chance for every child, a fair economy, and a fair deal by cleaning up politics.

    At the launch, Nick Clegg said:

    "Every manifesto needs to have an idea at its heart. The basic idea that animates this manifesto is something I have always believed. I believe every single person is extraordinary.

  • Postal vote envelopes
    Article: Apr 12, 2010

    With the General Election on 6th May, there is still time to arrange a postal vote. Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station on polling day - for any reason.

    Applications to vote by post must also be received no later than 11 working days before Polling Day. With the General Election taking place on Thursday 6 May the deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to amend or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements, will be 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

  • Vince Cable [Photo: LDD Pics]
    Article: Mar 29, 2010

    The first ever TV debate between the three candidates to be the next Chancellor has seen Lib Dem Vince Cable win a clear victory. In a Channel 4 on-line poll carried out immediately after the debate, Vince out-polled both Alistair Darling and George Osborne.

    The Channel 4 vote results are at http://tinyurl.com/yza4m6a and place Vince Cable as clearly ahead of both the Labour and Conservative contenders:

  • David Goodall with the anti-fluoridation campaign
    Article: Mar 25, 2009

    A sham consultation has made a mockery local people's wishes. The decision by South Central Strategic Health Authority's board to allow fluoride to be added to the water is fundamentally wrong. They are an unelected board and so have to get a mandate to make major decisions; They must consult the people they serve. In that consultation three-quarters of the people who are affected and expressed a view said "no" to fluoridated water. Also, among the elected councils consulted four out of five said "no" to fluoridated water.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2009

    Southampton's two Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates have added their voices to those people who are extremely concerned by Ford's announcement that up to 500 jobs will be lost at the Swaythling plant.

    Southampton Itchen Lib Dem candidate David Goodall said: "We must do all we can to help the workers who lose their jobs and their families. This is a devastating blow that will have a major impact on our community."

  • David Goodall with Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable MP
    Article: Jan 4, 2009

    People today are struggling with spiralling debts, rising food and energy bills and unaffordable mortgages. A decade of complacency by Gordon Brown has meant that with plummeting house prices, falling growth, inflation problems and rising unemployment, the UK economic outlook has not looked so bleak since the 1990's Tory recession. So after the 10p tax fiasco and ineffective 2.5p VAT cut what the economic situation actually demands is a fairer economic future.

  • David Goodall outside Birch Lawn Care Home
    Article: Dec 16, 2008

    News of the closure of two care homes, Birch Lawn and Whitehaven Lodge, by the ruling Conservative administration came as a great shock to the staff and residents in the homes.

    Lib Dem spokesperson for Adult Social Care, Cllr Gerry Drake has visited the homes and met with the staff and residents, and he commented that:

  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable MP and Cllr David Goodall highlight the 'real' inflation rate
    Article: Oct 14, 2008

    The Government is 'fire fighting' to help the banking sector, but it is not just the bank sector that needs help from the Government the whole economy needs a boost from a change of thinking at the top. Inflation has hit as 16-year high and like everyone else in the country, residents of West End and Southampton are suffering from rocketing food and energy prices.

  • David Goodall signing the petition to support the Gurkhas justice campaign
    Article: Sep 26, 2008

    It's an ongoing disgrace: Gurkhas who retired from the British Army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK, but those who retired earlier must apply, and many have been refused and face deportation. Pension rights for years served by Gurkhas before 1997 count at only around a quarter of the level of years served after that time. Now the high court has backed the Gurkhas campaign the government must not only give all retired Gurkhas the right to live in this country, but must give all Gurkhas a full British army pension when they retire.

  • Headteacher Penny Orme, pupils & staff celebrate their success
    Article: Jul 22, 2008

    Townhill Infants School gives the children very best start to their education according to the latest Ofsted report. The school was given the highest possible grade of "outstanding" across the board following its inspection. The inspection was also backed by the test results with pupils gaining higher than above average standards in reading, writing and maths by the end of year two.

  • Cruise Club Car
    Article: Jun 21, 2008

    The Police working with the Council were able to thwart a car 'Cruise' Event at Hedge End. The joint operation involved officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods team from Hedge End, the Roads Policing Unit from Totton and the Environmental Health team from Eastleigh Borough Council.

    When officers arrived at about 9pm they estimated that 100 to 150 people were on site. Some had vehicles and others were spectators lining the street ready to watch the vehicles racing/cruising.

  • Bitterne Park Triangle Post Office - one more victim of Government policy
    Article: Jan 3, 2008

    Last year the Government announced their grand plan to save the Post Office from making large losses, is to shut about 2,500 more offices!! Well now they have published the list, the good news for us is that West End is not affected, but in Eastleigh Borough folk in Bishopstoke, Chandler's Ford, Hamble and Netley are not so lucky as their Offices are earmarked for closure.

  • Nick Clegg
    Article: Dec 18, 2007

    Well with the Liberal Democrat leadership election at the end of last year, instead of a Gordon Brown snap general election, we in the Liberal Democrats have a new leader. Now had our local MP Chris Huhne won this election the new leader would need no introduction, however with about just 1% more of the vote the winner was Chris's old MEP colleague Nick Clegg.

  • David's February Blog
    Article: Feb 28, 2007

    For those not up with the latest Internet jargon a blog is a web log or internet journal of someone's thoughts of the day. This month I have been keeping such a blog and topics cover a wide range of current affairs with a sporting view point as well. Here are this months list of topics :-

    • Lottery for best school places
    • Gordon Brown says immigrants should do Community Service
    • Government under attack over 'Perverse Delays' in NHS
    • Government climbdown over climate change bill
    • Hospital Superbugs still on the rise
    • Government Wrong to Dismiss Pensions Report
    • Housing Report backs mixed communities and end to Secure Tenancies
    • No quick fixes for a disenfranchised generation and guns
    • Global politicians sign up to new Climate Change Pact
    • Government forced to rethink Nuclear Power Programme
    • United Nations says Britain is failing children
    • More Social Homes have to be built
    • Failing CSA paid £25 million in bonuses
    • UK reaches wind turbine 'milestone'
    • Labour and Tory MPs reject Liberal Democrat plan to cut crime in high crime UK
    • Court Case over lost Pensions
    • Maternity Care - Government Advisor proposes Regional Super Centres
    • Prison violence soars under Labour
    • Climate Change Down to Human Influence
    • NHS Dentists are refusing patients care
  • Chalcroft Distribution Park, Burnetts Lane, West End
    Article: Feb 21, 2007

    This evening there was a good meeting held to discuss the problems associated with the increasing levels of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic operating from Chalcroft Distribution Park near West End. This centre started life as a rail freight distribution centre in the first half of the 20th Century and over the years it has turned solely into a road haulage distribution centre but at the start of the 21st century the levels of HGV traffic greatly increased to the point where serious accidents are happening and sleep of the residents near the centre is being disturbed.

  • January's Blog
    Article: Jan 31, 2007

    For those not up with the latest Internet jargon a blog is a web log or internet journal of someone's thoughts of the day. This month I have been keeping such a blog and topics cover a wide range of current affairs with a sporting view point as well. Here are this months list of topics :-

    • Repossessions rise again in 2006
    • Government failing on flood defences
    • Reid expects more problems at the Home Office
    • Now the Labour Government has problems with Police Stations and Youth Justice
    • Figures expose Labour's disastrous legacy on crime
    • UK airlines attack green taxes
    • Complex benefit system at breaking point
    • Government to break up 'failing' Home Office
    • New Liberal Democrat research highlights CSA failure
    • Local Government Finance Settlement Fundamentally Flawed
    • NHS Deficit puts A&E Departments at risk
    • Public in Richmond back Green Tax parking policy and so it is approved
    • A separate Scotland and England is not solution or the problem
    • A serious today for health and education
    • Bush continues to get in wrong in Iraq
    • Home Office ineptitude over British criminals abroad
    • Blair all talk and no action over food miles
    • Warmest ever year prediction shows need for action on climate change
    • NHS job cuts "likely to increase in 2007"
    • Government is failing to look after Army
    • New Government Plans for personalising teaching are just buzzwords
    • Migrationwatch are wrong migrants' contribution to the UK economy is great
    • Rail fare rises a bitter pill to swallow
    • Liberal Democrats New Year message is - "We Can Cut Crime"
  • Sir Ming Campbell discusses crime issues
    Article: Jan 22, 2007

    Today the Liberal Democrats have launched a nationwide campaign to cut crime. At the centre of the campaign are the party's Five Steps to a Safer Britain. This campaign has been launched because public fears and concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour remain very high. Even in low crime areas, many people are worried about their safety, often thanks to sensationalist reporting in the media and breathless rhetoric from government ministers.

  • David's December Blog
    Article: Dec 31, 2006

    For those not up with the latest Internet jargon a blog is a web log or internet journal of someone's thoughts of the day. This month I have been keeping such a blog and topics cover a wide range of current affairs with a sporting view point as well. Here are this months list of topics :-

    • Consultant check-up changes must improve frontline care
    • Minister Blears protest over Government NHS Plans
    • Liberal Democrat research highlights scale of underage alcohol sales problem
    • Merry Christmas to one and all
    • Government is unwilling to tackle the problem of empty homes
    • Rail Network Shutdown is a Stone Age service worst than the days of steam
    • Government has failed to combat its own emissions
    • Simplify the tax and welfare system to end culture of dependency and cut poverty
    • To go into battle ill-equipped and ill-prepared is "unforgivable and inexcusable"
    • Christmas Day TV repeats on the increase
    • West End Post Office could be in 2,500 Government hit list
    • New building code but still no real action on building standards
    • Labour too slow to reverse failed Tory bus policy
    • Government has gone into NHS target overdrive
    • Last year a Tornado hit Birmingham this year its London
    • An official report says ASBOs are not effective and have been breached regularly
    • Training and Skills need to be improved for Britain to compete internationally
    • Fairer and Simpler Tax System is needed as Government Cash in on Stamp Duty
    • Government anti-terror measures radicalise British Muslims
    • Britain's nuclear force should be halved
  • PCSOs Ed Pritt and Michelle Towle and PC Gavin Smith receive one of two new bikes from the Borough's Community Safety Partnership Manager, Peter Baldry and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne
    Article: Dec 4, 2006

    In a further step to improve community safety the local MP Chris Huhne has presented West End's two recently appointed Police Community Support Officers with two new bicycles. He met with the officers Ed Pritt and Michelle Towle plus local PC Gavin Smith. These have been funded by the Eastleigh Community Safety Partnership and Partnership Manager, Peter Baldry, from Eastleigh Borough Council believes they will be of great benefit to the local community.