MARK Bigley, Parliamentary Spokesman for Southport Conservative Association unveiled a new Conservative campaign across Southport to highlight the need for a fresh approach to cut rising crime. Southport's Conservatives have pledged to tackle the 'conveyor belt to crime' - with young people being drawn into ever-more serious crimes and use of dangerous drugs.
"A crime is committed every 5 seconds and street crime has risen by 31% nationally in the last year. More crimes are going unpunished with only 6% of crimes result in a conviction. Just 1% of Police officers' time is spent on foot patrol and over half of prisoners re-offend within two years of release. This Labour Government has failed the people of Southport and the country as a whole.
A recent survey undertaken by the Conservative Party in more that 10,000 households throughout Southport clearly highlights that crime, the fear of crime and the need for more police officers to return to our streets are the main issues that are concerning people who live in Southport. We see every week in the local Southport press, incidents of vandalism, graffiti, violent attacks and nuisance behaviour. This has got to stop and one important step in reducing these problems is to have more police officers patrolling our streets on foot, actively engaging with young people within the communities that they serve.
Over the weeks and months ahead, local Conservative campaigners from the Conservative Action Team will be contacting and encouraging local residents to support the drive to put more Police back on to the streets in Southport's neighbourhoods."
said Mark Bigley.
HSE PUBLISHES GUIDANCE FOR SAFETY BRIEFINGS AT KARTING CIRCUITS
Report with thanks to the HSE.
HSE has published new guidance for karting operators to make sure that driver safety briefings are effective. It has been written in consultation with the National Karting Association and the Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Committee.
Kart drivers are in control of their own safety and that of others on the track. They need to know how to control the vehicle and how to respond to the safety signals they are given while driving. It is important that the briefing they receive is effective in presenting the safety information in a way that the drivers can understand and remember. An effective driver briefing is an important part of the safety system at any karting track.
The information in "Effective safety briefings for drivers at karting circuits" is based on the findings of research carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratory and includes a briefing framework that can be used by operators when devising their own briefings."
Speaking today, Gavin Howat of HSE's Food and Entertainment Sector said, "This information sheet complements information already contained in the HSE publication 'Go-karts, guidance on safe operation and use' and will help operators to continue to run their circuits in a safe manner."
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