Police Commissioner David Keane met up with representatives from Alderley Edge Parish Council back in September 2019 pledging to tackle anti social and inconsiderate behaviour.
How well do you think the village has been supported since then?
Parking, highlighted in the draft Village Neighbourhood Plan as a major issue, seems to be spiralling out of control.
Here's evidence from last Sunday. This vehicle on the pavement and double yellow lines was left all afternoon at the junction of Chorley Hall Lane and Congleton Road.
I'd like to say this was an isolated transgression but it's becoming like the Wild West on the parking front, especially at weekends, with little sign of law enforcement.
Surely we should expect better support and hold David Keane to account?
Any news on a permanent police base in Alderley Edge mentioned back in September?
Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.
If a fire engine or ambulance need to get anywhere they would find the road blocked for wide vehicles on most occasions.
A few laps by a traffic warden on a weekend would easily cover their wages given the number of tickets they would be giving out.
I would like law enforcement for these huge cars parked fully on the pavement. Surely this is not allowed?!!
Any why not show the reg. ?
Have we got our own PCSO any longer?
He was all laughter on the photo opportunity with our Parish Council folk last September but with further decline since his visit he may struggle to raise a smile as well as enough officers to support our community. Maybe he has a diary date to return for a catch up?
These people pay a brief visit and think that's okay ….. well, it's NOT.
He should spend a week here and then maybe, just maybe, we'll get some action ?
And therein lies the problem. We get the opportunity to decide whether to RETAIN or REPLACE this costly and ineffective politician with another costly and ineffective politician?
The only reason we have a Police and Crime Commissioner is to provide a layer of scrutiny over our Police Service. What's wrong with trusting a Chief Constable to get on with running an effective Police Force rather than giving the job to a complete amateur with absolutely no experience or insight into front-line policing?
Isn't it ironic that this expensive individual, with his expensive entourage is advocating that we pay more for a service that is (quite demonstrably) delivering less?
Thank you …. I entirely agree with your comments about Police Commissioners generally, and this one in particular.
Why do we need Police Commissioners anyway ?
Surely, Chief Constables already have more senior authority breathing down their necks (The Home Office / HM Inspectorate, etc) so anything and everything they do is closely scrutinised by numerous authorities ….. why do they have to be answerable to an individual who knows very little about the Police Service but costs the taxpayer a fortune.