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Police resources

On 19 May 2011 at 12:42pm Miss Piggy wrote:
Looks like the police cuts have left them with a surplus of vehicles or has one been stolen?
A mini bus in full police livery has been parked at the junction of Broyle Lane and Broyle Close Ringmer, for 3 days and nights.
Perhaps police now have company cars as part of their perks?

On 19 May 2011 at 1:23pm maggiemoos wrote:
maybe they ran out of petrol !!
On 19 May 2011 at 3:09pm Local wrote:
Perhaps it is there for a reason such as a feeble attempt to deter criminals? Company cars ha your joking my mate who works for the old bill in lewes pays £2 a day to park like the rest of us and no he can't claim it back and they don't pay his fuel bill. Let's see what happens when these cuts really hit em because I have been assured there will be NO police on the streets and it will be a long wait if you call em for help!
On 19 May 2011 at 3:34pm Clifford wrote:
'NO police on the streets' eh Local. No change there then. As posters here have often said in the past, the only time you see a copper on the street in Lewes is 5 November, and then there's hundreds of them clocking up the overtime.
On 19 May 2011 at 3:42pm Lewes NPT wrote:

Good Afternoon.
In response to the above thread, the Police Vehicle is parked at the location for Operational Reasons.
I'm afraid we can't divulge anymore than that but thank you for your concern.
Lewes Neighbourhood Policing Team.
On 19 May 2011 at 4:03pm cat in the hat wrote:
Wow this is such thrilling stuff
On 19 May 2011 at 4:52pm Clifford wrote:
'A mini bus in full police livery has been parked at the junction of Broyle Lane and Broyle Close Ringmer, for 3 days and nights' for operational reasons? I'm prepared to bet it's moved away in the next 12 hours 'for embarrassment reasons'.
On 19 May 2011 at 6:57pm pedant wrote:
Jesus bloody wept. Haven't you bunch of cretins got anything better to whine about. Oh i love this town.
On 19 May 2011 at 7:47pm sceptic wrote:
You have got to be a copper mate or a copperess. And for Christs sake stop blaspheming. I love this town as well, its quite a pleasure to walk around day or night without seeing a friendly policeman.
On 19 May 2011 at 10:46pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Well the nPT have blown their cover then !
On 20 May 2011 at 10:05am i dont live in lewes... wrote:
Chav will have had the wheels off it by now...
On 20 May 2011 at 10:41am Chav wrote:
On me way, Phil, on me way! I bet them wheels will look cool on me Corsa. Anyone wanna buy an old bill radio?
On 20 May 2011 at 11:19am Miss Piggy wrote:
They have now gone under cover and changed the Mercedes Mini Bus for a Mondeo estate on which the writing is 2mm smaller.
Also unmarked police horse in nearby stables.
On 20 May 2011 at 11:47am i don't live in lewes... wrote:
This old bill radio... does it pick up the Light, Third and Home programs?
On 20 May 2011 at 12:31pm Fingers wrote:
Hey thanks Miss P, let me know when they change it for an unmarked BMW X5 I could do with some new wheels.
Easy to spot the unmarked police horse.........it's the one that says "oink".
On 20 May 2011 at 12:58pm Chav wrote:
Eh? wat you on about? Is that a trik question? All I know is they pick up other rossers. Keep one step ahead of the oppersition. I don't need it cos I nicked one off a lezzer coppa that I caught at it. Got the photos so she can't report me. Waahahaha.
On 20 May 2011 at 3:12pm queequeg wrote:
I wonder who you mean by i Pedant.
On 20 May 2011 at 5:11pm Penguin wrote:
Sit down everyone....I actually saw two proper policemen on foot in Lewes this morning! They were down by the dripping pan car park at about 8.15, probably on the lookout for villains.
On 20 May 2011 at 11:21pm Clifford wrote:
I saw three coppers this evening (most I've ever seen apart from Bonfire). What were they doing? Walking into the station car park with their 'allo-'allo-'alllo walk to annoy a small group of young people who weren't doing any harm, weren't annoying anyone, weren't vandalising anything.
On 21 May 2011 at 3:34pm Stew Pid wrote:
The mystery of the police vehicle parked for days in Ringmer is solved!
It is part of the rapid response initiative where vehicles are being parked in easy reach of bus stops.
This is to allow any police type person in Sussex to hop on a bus and pick up a car to provide a same day service in case of emergency!
It prompts the question, why don't they paint all the buses in police livery and do away with the cars?
On 22 May 2011 at 11:36am High Dudgeon wrote:
Would that small group of young people not doing any harm, not annoying anyone or vandalising anything be similar to the small group of young people who a few months ago weren't doing any harm, annoying anyone or vandalising anything, but then went on to walk over loads of cars around the town? Visible policing - when it happens! - has to be visible to be effective.
On 22 May 2011 at 11:41am Clifford wrote:
I like your logic High Dudgeon. A group of young people having a chat in the station car park were obviously the same young people who vandalised cars 'a few months ago'. If I ever turned up in court I'd dread finding you on the jury.
On 22 May 2011 at 1:42pm pope wrote:
I saw a young man down by the Pells the other day and wondered if it was the same young man who broke into my parents house in cornwall. Well you just dont know. I reckon it would be a good idea to lock up all young men.
On 22 May 2011 at 3:45pm Old Bill wrote:
I've heard about you pope's, I trust that there is no ulterior motive in the suggestion you're making!
On 22 May 2011 at 4:43pm pope wrote:
Definetely not, but I forgive you for thinking such impure thoughts. Say one thousand hail marys and get out of town. By the way I saw a gaggle of Plod outside Malling school today. What is going on?
On 22 May 2011 at 4:53pm Rods Tiger wrote:
pope - Was this gaggle of Plod at the bus stop by any chance ?
On 22 May 2011 at 5:55pm sceptic wrote:
No, they were actually outside Malling school laughing and giggling, probably working out their overtime pay.
On 22 May 2011 at 6:23pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Saw two proper plods walking along Maling Street, early evening Friday.
Prevoius plod sightings in Lewes (excluding Nov 5) was about 18 mths ago on Offham Rd. Amazing.
On 22 May 2011 at 6:24pm brixtonbelle wrote:
oops - Malling st. sorry
On 22 May 2011 at 7:20pm sceptic wrote:
Perhaps they are getting worried about the cutbacks and decided to make a public appearance to proove they can still walk.
On 22 May 2011 at 9:41pm Miss Piggy wrote:
Sceptic...........if they leave that car parked in Broyle Close for much longer they will have to walk as I noticed a lot of interest being taken in the wheels!
On 24 May 2011 at 8:29am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Maybe the spending cuts mean they can't afford petrol for the cars any more. Or were they fat policemen? They might be forced to go round on foot to improve their fitness.
I'm liking the idea of buses being police vehicles in emregencies. You could call 999 and report something if you were late for work and your bus would get there in double quick time. They'd have to have low level blue lights on the double deckers though, they wouldn't show in your rear view mirror if they were on the roof.

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