I recognise that one of the issues we face is crime, and many of you are unhappy with the service provided by the police. It is quite clear the police need to be seen, and to regain people’s trust. People need to feel comfortable calling the police, knowing that the telephone call will be dealt with immediately rather than being put on hold, knowing that action will be taken rather than just giving out a crime number, and to know that if crime is reported it can be done with the confidence that the individual reporting the incident does not necessarily have to become involved. Due to Government cuts in funding, there are to be a reduced number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) employed by Humberside Police in The East Riding of Yorkshire. I will be fighting to make sure Howdenshire does not lose out from this, and to make sure we have this type of Police presence on the streets of Newport and Gilberdyke, Holme on Spalding Moor, and other Howdenshire villages particularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.