Use your right to vote, residents urged

RESIDENTS across Tendring are being urged to vote for their new County Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

With the elections less than a week away on November 15, Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) wants people to get involved in this important process.

The PCC’s job will involve overseeing the police and ensuring that they prioritise what matters most to residents.

It will also be their role to see that money is spent where it is needed most.

Martyn Knappett, vice chairman of TCSP, said it is important people have their say from the outset and take part in the selection process.

“The commissioners will not be there to tell the police how to do their job but they will be involved in establishing the priority issues for them to deal with,” he said.

“On November 15 criminals will be hoping that people do nothing – make sure that you don’t give them what they want.”

The PCCs will be working with local partners such as councils, social landlords, health, drug and alcohol organisations to both fight and prevent all types of crime.

They will also consult with victims of crime to ensure they are listened to.

Information on the candidates can be found by visiting choosemypcc.org.uk.

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12:41pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Godrepaysinmanyways says...

Apart from the polling cards, we have received nothing else through our letter box about these elections.

Why should we make the effort to go and vote when the candidates do not even provide us with the relevant information for us to make and informed choice?

Until there is a severe deterrent put in place, and prisoners have their playstations etc taken away, nothing is going to change.

Jobs for the boys me thinks.
Apart from the polling cards, we have received nothing else through our letter box about these elections. Why should we make the effort to go and vote when the candidates do not even provide us with the relevant information for us to make and informed choice? Until there is a severe deterrent put in place, and prisoners have their playstations etc taken away, nothing is going to change. Jobs for the boys me thinks. Godrepaysinmanyways
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1:53pm Mon 12 Nov 12

alfie2007 says...

I thought the very same thing, you have to go on line to find out about them, and they all tell the same old story about how they are going to put things right, based on current issues!. Not the right thing to do but shredded my card as no point in putting any effort in when they have not bothered to do anything to promote themselves.
I thought the very same thing, you have to go on line to find out about them, and they all tell the same old story about how they are going to put things right, based on current issues!. Not the right thing to do but shredded my card as no point in putting any effort in when they have not bothered to do anything to promote themselves. alfie2007
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3:16pm Mon 12 Nov 12

mbr1955 says...

Totally agree with the comments as above. Why should we bother when they cannot be bothered to send us details etc. I am OK, I can check online for the information, what about all the people who do not have internet connection, a very slow connection to the internet, which means you get bored waiting for the information and also people with no computer, I know its hard to believe, but yes there are people in this position. Its about time the people who are standing got their fingers out and approached the people they want to support them!!!!.
Totally agree with the comments as above. Why should we bother when they cannot be bothered to send us details etc. I am OK, I can check online for the information, what about all the people who do not have internet connection, a very slow connection to the internet, which means you get bored waiting for the information and also people with no computer, I know its hard to believe, but yes there are people in this position. Its about time the people who are standing got their fingers out and approached the people they want to support them!!!!. mbr1955
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9:44am Tue 13 Nov 12

saywhatyousee says...

Looking at the "candidates" available it has all the appearance of a political puppet show, being dictated by the ruling party. No change there! And as with all comments above, there is very little information on these faceless wonders.
Looking at the "candidates" available it has all the appearance of a political puppet show, being dictated by the ruling party. No change there! And as with all comments above, there is very little information on these faceless wonders. saywhatyousee
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10:08am Thu 15 Nov 12

Farmhouse France says...

There are independent candidates in the running for this as well as the usual labour/conservatives
. All candidates standing for the Essex area are against privatisation of our police force. This is going to happen whether you vote or not so it seems a good idea not to waste your vote. Mick Thwaites has been recommended on this forum over the last few months and has a website for you to read. He has been out and about around Essex which we need to remember is a pretty big county.
There are independent candidates in the running for this as well as the usual labour/conservatives . All candidates standing for the Essex area are against privatisation of our police force. This is going to happen whether you vote or not so it seems a good idea not to waste your vote. Mick Thwaites has been recommended on this forum over the last few months and has a website for you to read. He has been out and about around Essex which we need to remember is a pretty big county. Farmhouse France
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