Residents and police panel meetings

Joe Kilker made this Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire Constabulary

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Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

What documentation validates the refusal of Barton, Tredworth & White City police to allow residents to attend its police panel (now priority panel) meetings?

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kilker

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The closing part of the local priorities panel update makes it clear that residents WERE allowed to attend, and consequently, I was fraudulently barred from attending by two police officers, Timothy Wood and Matthew Bishop, who claimed, and were recorded saying it, that only members were allowed to attend...

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The next Local Priority Panel meeting is on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 6.30pm at Barton Community Centre, Barton Street.

Thank you very much again to any local residents who assisted in completing surveys over the last couple of weeks.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Local Priority Panel then please contact us for further details, or simply attend the next meeting where your input will be very welcome.

Best wishes,

Pat Hurley, Chair, Local Prioity Panel

PS Tim Wood, Community Engagement Team, Barton Street Police Station

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Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

As I have just pointed out, in the request on the same subject to the Police & Crime Panel (which I should probably cancel to avoid confusion),

So it seems like the only valid answer to this question would involve a legitimate reason for Gloucestershire Constabulary officers to prevent a resident from attending a meeting open to residents, or an admission that a resident was prevented from attending *illegitimately*. I am still waiting for one or the other.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kilker

Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

>So it seems like the only valid answer to this question would involve a legitimate reason for Gloucestershire Constabulary officers to prevent a resident from attending a meeting open to residents, or an admission that a resident was prevented from attending *illegitimately*. I am still waiting for one or the other.<

The third option which is acceptable to me, of course, is that I am *not* barred from attending this evening's meeting by any police officer, on the understanding that any such prohibition is a civil matter between the local partnership and myself, and the partnership's only options are to either discuss the matter with me (they are currently refusing to, on the advice of a non-resident), or postpone the meeting.

If, however, the partnership officers shirk their responsibilities, and the police do still try to use the Public Order Act, or anything else, as justification for arrest and detention, any subsequent charges will likely lead to exposure of the partnership's abuse of its procedures. If that's what it will take to uncover the unsavoury truth...

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kilker

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Dear Gloucestershire Constabulary,

Resending...

>So it seems like the only valid answer to this question would involve a legitimate reason for Gloucestershire Constabulary officers to prevent a resident from attending a meeting open to residents, or an admission that a resident was prevented from attending *illegitimately*. I am still waiting for one or the other.<

The third option which is acceptable to me, of course, is that I am *not* barred from attending this evening's meeting by any police officer, on the understanding that any such prohibition is a civil matter between the local partnership and myself, and the partnership's only options are to either discuss the matter with me (they are currently refusing to, on the advice of a non-resident), or postpone the meeting.

If, however, the partnership officers shirk their responsibilities, and the police do still try to use the Public Order Act, or anything else, as justification for arrest and detention, any
subsequent charges will likely lead to exposure of the
partnership's abuse of its procedures. If that's what it will take to uncover the unsavoury truth...

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kilker