Cleveland's Police and Crime commissioner appoints new chief of staff

Darlington and Stockton Times: Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger appoints new chief of staff Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger appoints new chief of staff

A NEW chief of staff has been appointed by Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Barry Coppinger has recruited Simon Dennis to take up his post at the end of April after the post became vacant when Ed Chicken, who was on secondment from Middlesbrough Council, retired at the end of March.

The salary for the position will be £85,000 a year.

Mr Coppinger said: “I’m delighted to welcome Simon to the team. He was the best person for the role from an impressive field of candidates and has a solid background in compliance, governance and scrutiny.

“Simon will play a key role in driving forward partnership and collaboration in implementation of my Police and Crime plan, as we take on commissioning of victims’ services, monitoring of probation services and other work.”

The role involves strategic leadership, support and advice across a range of functions, along with a statutory monitoring role.

Mr Dennis was previously Force Solicitor and Head of Legal Services for both North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire.

He said: “I’m delighted to be appointed to the role of chief of staff, leading the Commissioner’s dedicated and highly effective team. There are some tough challenges ahead.

“I am looking forward to working with the Commissioner, the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team as well as our local and regional partners to ensure a first class service is delivered to the public of Cleveland.”

The appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel on April 7.

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5:34pm Fri 11 Apr 14

peanutjones says...

Why do we need yet another police bureaucracy? There is a Chief Constable, a Chief Executive of the Police and a PCC each with their own entourage. Its a waste of resources primarily, but actually who gets the final say over decisions about police on the ground, actually doing the hard work? With the system as it is, we wont get a coherent statement from any of them.
Why do we need yet another police bureaucracy? There is a Chief Constable, a Chief Executive of the Police and a PCC each with their own entourage. Its a waste of resources primarily, but actually who gets the final say over decisions about police on the ground, actually doing the hard work? With the system as it is, we wont get a coherent statement from any of them. peanutjones
  • Score: 11

9:21am Sat 12 Apr 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC?
Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years.
Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM. Ron Carter-Bonsteel
  • Score: 12

10:42am Sat 12 Apr 14

Graeme_r says...

What is strategic leadership? And who is going to be strategically led? This appointment will do nothing to enhance the reputation of PCC,s.
What is strategic leadership? And who is going to be strategically led? This appointment will do nothing to enhance the reputation of PCC,s. Graeme_r
  • Score: 7

12:27pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

When Mr Coppinger was Labour cllr Coppinger he was hand-picked by Mr Mallon to be on his cabinet. When it was announced we might have crime commissioners, Coppinger's comment was - "we don't want them, don't need them and cannot afford them and they cannot do a better job than the Police Authority" - he sat on it ! Then when he was told we were cwertaibnly to have them and he was Labour's choice as a candidate - well the rest is history as they say. One of the fastest u-turns I have seen. At the time when the decision was made to spend £450,000 on a skateboard park in Mbro, Coppinger's son was captain of the Mbro skateboarding team !
When Mr Coppinger was Labour cllr Coppinger he was hand-picked by Mr Mallon to be on his cabinet. When it was announced we might have crime commissioners, Coppinger's comment was - "we don't want them, don't need them and cannot afford them and they cannot do a better job than the Police Authority" - he sat on it ! Then when he was told we were cwertaibnly to have them and he was Labour's choice as a candidate - well the rest is history as they say. One of the fastest u-turns I have seen. At the time when the decision was made to spend £450,000 on a skateboard park in Mbro, Coppinger's son was captain of the Mbro skateboarding team ! Dierdre
  • Score: 11

12:43pm Sat 12 Apr 14

ian923 says...

Totally unnecessary appointment and if the PCC can,t handle the job without him he should resign. I once had correspondence with Simon Dennis when he was at North York. with a quite proper question that needed answering. No answer was forthcoming but the reply was arrogant and insulting.
Totally unnecessary appointment and if the PCC can,t handle the job without him he should resign. I once had correspondence with Simon Dennis when he was at North York. with a quite proper question that needed answering. No answer was forthcoming but the reply was arrogant and insulting. ian923
  • Score: 10

1:11pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote:
WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
[quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used? Dierdre
  • Score: -1

1:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

ian923 wrote:
Totally unnecessary appointment and if the PCC can,t handle the job without him he should resign. I once had correspondence with Simon Dennis when he was at North York. with a quite proper question that needed answering. No answer was forthcoming but the reply was arrogant and insulting.
I wonder if Simon is a card carrying member of the Labour Party?
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: Totally unnecessary appointment and if the PCC can,t handle the job without him he should resign. I once had correspondence with Simon Dennis when he was at North York. with a quite proper question that needed answering. No answer was forthcoming but the reply was arrogant and insulting.[/p][/quote]I wonder if Simon is a card carrying member of the Labour Party? Dierdre
  • Score: 5

2:18pm Sat 12 Apr 14

David Lacey says...

Odds on certainty. Key requirement of the job.
Odds on certainty. Key requirement of the job. David Lacey
  • Score: 6

5:52pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

Hi Dierdre
Hi Councillor nice to have you back at least I do not hide under different names like you with the forums remember the Gazette? Put your real name down as your comments are always the same I do not hide from anyone and if you would like to know where the lottery money went please contact the chair of NHW Middlesbrough at 54 Borough Road so come on Deidre show yourself instead of making snide comments behind a false name.
Hi Dierdre Hi Councillor nice to have you back at least I do not hide under different names like you with the forums remember the Gazette? Put your real name down as your comments are always the same I do not hide from anyone and if you would like to know where the lottery money went please contact the chair of NHW Middlesbrough at 54 Borough Road so come on Deidre show yourself instead of making snide comments behind a false name. Ron Carter-Bonsteel
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Claude Ted says...

I really don't understand why this appointment was required unless the PCC actually has someone now qualified to run the show as he clearly isn't.
The whole organisation needs shutting down & people with real skills put in charge.
I really wonder what selection process went on here, I hope it was better than the one for the PCC!
I really don't understand why this appointment was required unless the PCC actually has someone now qualified to run the show as he clearly isn't. The whole organisation needs shutting down & people with real skills put in charge. I really wonder what selection process went on here, I hope it was better than the one for the PCC! Claude Ted
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Claude Ted wrote:
I really don't understand why this appointment was required unless the PCC actually has someone now qualified to run the show as he clearly isn't. The whole organisation needs shutting down & people with real skills put in charge. I really wonder what selection process went on here, I hope it was better than the one for the PCC!
Well what qualifications did Mr Coppinger have? He has only ever worked for the Labour Party. First as an assistant to the Labour group in Redcar and
Cleveland Council, then as a Labour cllr on Mallon's exec panel at the same time as working in Redcar, then as Labour's rep on the Police Authority.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Ted[/bold] wrote: I really don't understand why this appointment was required unless the PCC actually has someone now qualified to run the show as he clearly isn't. The whole organisation needs shutting down & people with real skills put in charge. I really wonder what selection process went on here, I hope it was better than the one for the PCC![/p][/quote]Well what qualifications did Mr Coppinger have? He has only ever worked for the Labour Party. First as an assistant to the Labour group in Redcar and Cleveland Council, then as a Labour cllr on Mallon's exec panel at the same time as working in Redcar, then as Labour's rep on the Police Authority. Dierdre
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Claude Ted says...

Exactly Dierdre, Mallon is a disgraced ex policeman with a host of disciplinary charges he admitted to so working for him Isn't a feather In anyone's cap.
To run any multi million pound organisation the qualifications required should involve business acumen, qualifications & experience. I fail to understand how the PCC has such qualities.
Previously working in the capacity he did with MBC doesn't qualify him in my opinion to run a sweet shop, maybe that's why he needs a chief of staff on such a high salary!
Exactly Dierdre, Mallon is a disgraced ex policeman with a host of disciplinary charges he admitted to so working for him Isn't a feather In anyone's cap. To run any multi million pound organisation the qualifications required should involve business acumen, qualifications & experience. I fail to understand how the PCC has such qualities. Previously working in the capacity he did with MBC doesn't qualify him in my opinion to run a sweet shop, maybe that's why he needs a chief of staff on such a high salary! Claude Ted
  • Score: 3

12:39am Sun 13 Apr 14

Barbara Dunne says...

Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote:
WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.
[quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day. Barbara Dunne
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
So an we be told please - whar was the £10,000 spent on?
[quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]So an we be told please - whar was the £10,000 spent on? Dierdre
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote:
Hi Dierdre Hi Councillor nice to have you back at least I do not hide under different names like you with the forums remember the Gazette? Put your real name down as your comments are always the same I do not hide from anyone and if you would like to know where the lottery money went please contact the chair of NHW Middlesbrough at 54 Borough Road so come on Deidre show yourself instead of making snide comments behind a false name.
Dierdre is no cllr I assure you - but does get a lof of very important info from some of them! If you have nothing to hide you will list on here where the £10,000 was spent.
[quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: Hi Dierdre Hi Councillor nice to have you back at least I do not hide under different names like you with the forums remember the Gazette? Put your real name down as your comments are always the same I do not hide from anyone and if you would like to know where the lottery money went please contact the chair of NHW Middlesbrough at 54 Borough Road so come on Deidre show yourself instead of making snide comments behind a false name.[/p][/quote]Dierdre is no cllr I assure you - but does get a lof of very important info from some of them! If you have nothing to hide you will list on here where the £10,000 was spent. Dierdre
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Barbara Dunne wrote:
Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.
That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office!
[quote][p][bold]Barbara Dunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.[/p][/quote]That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office! Dierdre
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Barbara Dunne wrote:
Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.
You won half a million pounds in a competition? Do tell us more!
[quote][p][bold]Barbara Dunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.[/p][/quote]You won half a million pounds in a competition? Do tell us more! Dierdre
  • Score: -1

12:38pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Dierdre says...

Dierdre wrote:
Barbara Dunne wrote:
Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.
That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office!
The story that all three of you and Ms Gill were awarded £10,000 to help victims of crime, in an office you set up on Borough Rd, was reported in the Gazette on 18th September 2012.
[quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barbara Dunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.[/p][/quote]That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office![/p][/quote]The story that all three of you and Ms Gill were awarded £10,000 to help victims of crime, in an office you set up on Borough Rd, was reported in the Gazette on 18th September 2012. Dierdre
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1:07pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

Right lets say you are not a certain councillor and we will call you by Diedrie.
So what allegations are you making about the Lottery money and the three of us? Tell you what Diedrie pick up the phone ring the lottery direct and ask them? Simples.... as the meerkats would say. Or get in touch with the Gazette who wrote the article about the three of us if you think there is any wrong doing. Or just pop into the NHW office and speak to Susan Gill who will give you a warm welcome maybe she could sign you up as a member.
These are your options and for anyone else who thinks like Diedrie.
But very much you will do that because that's not your style is it? Throw some mud and see if it sticks.
Over to you councillor sorry Diedre.
Right lets say you are not a certain councillor and we will call you by Diedrie. So what allegations are you making about the Lottery money and the three of us? Tell you what Diedrie pick up the phone ring the lottery direct and ask them? Simples.... as the meerkats would say. Or get in touch with the Gazette who wrote the article about the three of us if you think there is any wrong doing. Or just pop into the NHW office and speak to Susan Gill who will give you a warm welcome maybe she could sign you up as a member. These are your options and for anyone else who thinks like Diedrie. But very much you will do that because that's not your style is it? Throw some mud and see if it sticks. Over to you councillor sorry Diedre. Ron Carter-Bonsteel
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Sun 13 Apr 14

settheworldonfire says...

Dierdre wrote:
Dierdre wrote:
Barbara Dunne wrote:
Dierdre wrote:
Ron Carter-Bonsteel wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.
If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?
In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.
That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office!
The story that all three of you and Ms Gill were awarded £10,000 to help victims of crime, in an office you set up on Borough Rd, was reported in the Gazette on 18th September 2012.
£10,000 at 50 - 1..ladbrookes = £500,000
[quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barbara Dunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dierdre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ron Carter-Bonsteel[/bold] wrote: WHAT a waste of time and money too many bosses in post and not enough foot soldiers.would rather pay for two or three police officers rather than a paper shuffler as the Cleveland area got more safer because of the PCC? Answers on a postage stamp please. What makes me angry is there are too many senior officers making dreadful decisions for our beat officers on the streets their leadership is weak look at what as happened to Cleveland police over the last few decades. I am a very proud Neighbourhood Watch Member and Executive member but as fast as we are joining members up we are losing them because of the bad publicity in recent years. Our beat officers work really hard within our communities but are being let down by there bosses and the Justice system us victims have been let down time and time again but Cleveland and the Country think more about the offenders than the victims. From a VICTIM.[/p][/quote]If you shout from the roof tops in the press as you so often did - about the villains and dealers where you lived in Thorntree then you are asking for trouble. You can report such things behind the scenes without giving out your private details. Months ago in the Gazette you stated you have finished withn your voluntary work/N Watch etc yet you and Barbara Dunne of Mbro applied for and were given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund supposedly to help victims of crime - how as it used?[/p][/quote]In reply to Dierdre who mentioned my name with events which she thinks I was responsible for along with Ron Carter-Bonsteel. I have never applied for funding of any kind from any where, and I know Mr Carter-Bonsteel has not, we are voluntary workers we have funded our voluntary work ourselves we don't have a charity number as you need to request funding. I would ask the councillor, Deirdre to get her facts and information correct before she accuses us of applying for funding from the lottery, basically its none of her business. I will say though I did get some funding from the lottery last year when I won a 500 thousand pounds, and yes I too shouted from the roof tops which was my choice as it is Mr Carter-Steels choice, when he shouts, when, where and why. Have a nice day.[/p][/quote]That's strange - because the Gazette carried the story (along with your photos) stating you had been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in order to help victims of crime in your Borough Rd office![/p][/quote]The story that all three of you and Ms Gill were awarded £10,000 to help victims of crime, in an office you set up on Borough Rd, was reported in the Gazette on 18th September 2012.[/p][/quote]£10,000 at 50 - 1..ladbrookes = £500,000 settheworldonfire
  • Score: 1

1:09pm Fri 18 Apr 14

somethinginsidesostrong says...

Well so much for David Cameron stating he was going to abolish QANGOS. The reason why there has been so much publicity around Cleveland Police is due to not accepting and routing out corruption. My friend has far more confidence in Clevelands Zero tolerance approach, than she has in neighbouring Police Forces. The Police & David Cameron need to get rid of sorreptitious corrupt overall hangers-on in the name of Justice, sic Police Crime Commissioners. The I.P.C.C. needs to stop self policing; and stop the mutual appreciation societies. We are often punished or rewarded by & via Post Code. Anti Social Behaviour is not tolerated in affluent areas. They are protected over above and beyond us the lumpen-prolatariate. PACT PRIORITY AREAS, have failed in their Established Meaning. There is little quality Police based evidence. Even young recruits to policing prioritise in attaining Academic Qualifications as they hunger for promotion. CBS= Competency Based Skills have flown out of the window. Rivalry in Promotion is the name of the game. Bring back sensible Competency based experiential grounded skills, and get rid of David Camerons hangers on. Crime Commissioners ought to start saving in their Piggy Banks now, they are lacking in affect/empathy and do not care about us.
Well so much for David Cameron stating he was going to abolish QANGOS. The reason why there has been so much publicity around Cleveland Police is due to not accepting and routing out corruption. My friend has far more confidence in Clevelands Zero tolerance approach, than she has in neighbouring Police Forces. The Police & David Cameron need to get rid of sorreptitious corrupt overall hangers-on in the name of Justice, sic Police Crime Commissioners. The I.P.C.C. needs to stop self policing; and stop the mutual appreciation societies. We are often punished or rewarded by & via Post Code. Anti Social Behaviour is not tolerated in affluent areas. They are protected over above and beyond us the lumpen-prolatariate. PACT PRIORITY AREAS, have failed in their Established Meaning. There is little quality Police based evidence. Even young recruits to policing prioritise in attaining Academic Qualifications as they hunger for promotion. CBS= Competency Based Skills have flown out of the window. Rivalry in Promotion is the name of the game. Bring back sensible Competency based experiential grounded skills, and get rid of David Camerons hangers on. Crime Commissioners ought to start saving in their Piggy Banks now, they are lacking in affect/empathy and do not care about us. somethinginsidesostrong
  • Score: 1

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