FORCING THE ISSUE

PUBLISHED: 12:17 30 March 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

Even though the people don t want it, even though the authorities don t want it, and even though the professionals don t want it, we are, apparently, soon going to have one giant police force covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. It should be qui

Even though the people don't want it, even though the authorities don't want it, and even though the professionals don't want it, we are, apparently, soon going to have one giant police force covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

It should be quite handy that our "local" force will soon have an offshore division. We can, perhaps, call on them when the mere floods again with the run-off from the new town off the Shade.

The mind boggles at the service we can expect when our local policing levels are decided in Norwich or Ipswich - it's bad enough contending with Cambridgeshire.

No doubt Soham's (soon to be) two constables will be called in to do idiot control work in Newmarket at 4am when the clubs chuck out.

After all, it's only six miles up the road, and they will be part of the same force.

It will all be part of the "big picture". Bet we don't figure on many pictures at all when the merger happens.

Never mind, Inspector Gallop, as I said before, we're all on the same side.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard