At a Full Council meeting in Oldham today, the Borough’s most senior police officer delivered a positive update to a bold plan he outlined in the same civic centre just over thirteen months ago: 1. Respond to incidents (not done well in past, he said at the time). 2. Investigate and detect crime. Do itContinue reading “District Commander delivers upbeat Policing Plan review”
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Top cop set to address his local council today
A few weeks after he took over as District Commander in October last year, Chief Superintendent Chris Bowen delivered a powerful – and welcome – speech to a Full Council meeting in Oldham’s civic chamber (read in full here). This, in essence, is what he promised Greater Manchester Police would deliver in the Borough as hisContinue reading “Top cop set to address his local council today”
Will controversy again dog council meeting this evening?
The latest in a long running series of controversial Full Council meetings of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council takes place this evening (2nd November, 2022) at the town’s Civic Centre this evening. A report from the last renewal on 7th September, 2022 can be read here. Talking points are likely to be headed by the ‘willContinue reading “Will controversy again dog council meeting this evening?”
LibDems slam ‘new’ chief constable over taxi checks
Oldham’s Liberal Democrat Party has discovered that, despite Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council warning Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in December 2018 that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) wasn’t good enough for taxi licensing, the Council still haven’t had a promised response. The recent Assurance Review into historic CSE in Oldham found that GMP initiallyContinue reading “LibDems slam ‘new’ chief constable over taxi checks”
Criticism of controversial Oldham CSE report piles high
Following the public release of a controversial ‘Child Sexual Exploitation Assurance Review’ on 20th June, 2022 and an ugly display of public disorder by protesters at an Extraordinary Council Meeting a week later, Liberal Democrat councillors in Oldham have said that the report into historic safeguarding and CSE in the Borough is just the startContinue reading “Criticism of controversial Oldham CSE report piles high”
Tory motion to refer CSE Review to Home Office is defeated
At a Full Council meeting held last night a motion set down by the local Conservative Group was defeated, despite being supported by the Liberal Democrats and three independent councillors. The Labour Party Group on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, which holds a comfortable 20 seat majority, voted it down after a short and surprisingly calmContinue reading “Tory motion to refer CSE Review to Home Office is defeated”
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