Tuesday, 15 September 2015

“Why, Ambassador, With This Non-Job, You’re Really Spoiling Us…”

The council has secured a £26,000 grant which will be used to finance crime prevention ambassadors and a youth ambassadors project.
The crime prevention ambassadors will provide residents with the knowledge and resources to better protect themselves and their homes and engage with people out and about in the borough.
Ummm. Doesn’t that sound rather like what we were told PCSOs would do?

I can’t wait to see what the Youth Cadre will be doing!
Meanwhile the community safety youth ambassadors will use drama-based workshops to develop the relationship between young people and the police as well as developing a youth forum.
Successful applicants, who must be available for a minimum of four hours a month, will be trained to provide basic crime prevention advice. Travel and lunch allowances will be available.
Oh, wait. It’s not funny any more. It’s bloody taxpayer’s money again!


Anonymous said...

Had to check where this was and I wasn't disappointed. More money just poured into the gaping 'black hole' for you empowerment, workshops, etc etc. Complete waste of time and money. In the scheme of things £26K wouldn't pay the salary of one you worker would it!

JuliaM said...