Richard Burden
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Member of Parliament for Northfield, Richard Burden (Labour) has called for constituents’ views on their local policing services and the proposed cuts to funding. Residents are invited to send their views via Mr Burden’s website. His plan is to hold a public meeting, with residents and police invited to contribute to discussion.

The great success of yesterday’s progressive “tweetathon” by Birmingham South Police showed why community policing is important and it is of great concern that positive policing at a community level would probably be hardest hit by any cuts.

West Midlands Police receives a relatively high proportion of its budget from government funding, so it is likely to be hit harder than some other forces by funding reductions planned by the Coalition government.

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To leave your views and be informed when the public meeting is planned visit Richard Burden’s web site.

Visit the facebook group: Cut crime not police – Stop the police cuts in the West Midlands – started by Labour MPs Steve McCabe (Selly Oak) & Tom Watson (West Bromwich)

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