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  • "I agree with that. Here are two examples. At a national level we have HS2 which does none of the things it aims to do but is going ahead because what is needed (easing capacity issues on commuter lines and shifting the economic balance away from London) are not solvable with the sort of big shiny project that politicians like. The people of Britain understand this but politicians and the rail lobby are hell bent on forcing this through so don't give a stuff about either what people want or what is really needed.

    Locally we have the farce of the 20 mph schemes. The council's own pilot scheme told it that people travel close to an average of 20 mph on those roads anyway and the pilot only marginally reduced it (by about 1 mph), the police can't enforce the limits, the pilot showed precisely no overall reduction in the extremely low number of accidents on those roads. So they don't do anything as the council's own pilot showed. The pilot cost £119,000 and they're now spending hundreds of thousands on a scheme they proved themselves is pointless while bleating they have no money and removing essential services.

    Politicians don't care what people think. Their minds are made up and the rest of us are just along for the ride and hoping they don't do too much harm to our lives."
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100 new officers to be recruited at Cheshire Police - but numbers to drop overall

John Dwyer

John Dwyer

First published in News
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PLANS to recruit 100 new police officers have been announced today, Friday.

However, numbers at Cheshire Police are due to drop overall from 1,956, to 1,900, by March next year.

John Dwyer, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said 100 officers are being recruited to replace existing cops who are due to leave or retire - they are not additional roles.

Mr Dwyer said: "A recruitment campaign will be launched on May 12, and I want to raise the bar and recruit 100 new officers by the end of March next year, which is higher than I had originally planned.”

Anyone wishing to reply is required to have completed the certificate of knowledge in policing, or the foundation degree in policing, law and investigation.

Applications open on May 12. 

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