Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Protecting yourself against cycle theft

Cycle theft is far too common, and as PCC I will take steps to address this. Here is some interesting advice on on how you can protect yourself, shared by an insurance company that specialises in cycling cover.

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HS2 must protect wildlife

Reports of wildlife crime must be dealt with by the police. Special care must be taken as the nesting and breeding season arrives. HS2 constructors must ensure safe sites include safe for wildlife as well as humans.

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YouGov survey results highlight serious sexual harassment problem

A YouGov survey reveals that almost every young woman in the UK has been subjected to sexual harassment. The research for UN Women UK found that among women aged 18-24, 97% said they had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces

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Prison Reform Trust release report into prison use in England

Interesting report on the use of prison in England from the Prison Reform Trust. The link between education and who ends up in prison is very stark for both men and women and especially young BAME groups.

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Liberal Democrats table amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill

The Liberal Democrats have tabled amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill as it starts Report Stage at the House of Lords on International Women's Day.

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Monday is International Women's Day

Women are subject to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault far more frequently than are men. Thames Valley Police must ensure these crimes have a high priority and that they are dealt with in the best possible ways.

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Police officers not considered a priority for the Covid-19 vaccine.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons yesterday that police officers will not be given priority for the coronavirus vaccine.

The Police Federation said: “Police officers feel betrayed by the lack of action from Government. The warm words and platitudes we have had to date are simply not enough. Officers are risking their lives on the frontline of this pandemic – they are in daily contact with vulnerable people – and must now be protected without delay

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Why Thames Valley Police must attack the scourge of County Lines drug running

Jacob's death must be a wake-up call for all involved in keeping young people out of a life of crime.

Cuts to youth services were a false economy, as the Tories in Oxfordshire now admit in their 2021 budget.

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Local elections to go ahead in May

Local elections in England will go ahead as scheduled this May, according to government sources. A plan is expected to published later today with £70 million to be made available to make polling stations COVID-secure, with masks compulsory, sanitiser available and voters asked to bring their own pen or pencil with them.

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Post-lockdown crime surge: Govt must act now

Liberal Democrats have renewed calls on the Government to restore community policing and youth services, as new official figures show that police-recorded crime rose by 20% after the first lockdown was lifted last summer, returning to pre-Covid levels.

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