While the previous Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, was reported to be forcing through the merger of various police forces including that of Cheshire Police with Merseyside Police, it appears that these mergers may be delayed. The Home Office, as widely reported in the national media, appears to have many other priorities it has to address. The June Vote Poll on Audlem Online is therefore asking whether you agree or not with the proposed police merger.
It has been argued that larger police forces will be more efficient. Equally, there are concerns that a merger will have a negative impact on local policing, particularly in rural areas. What do you think? Vote now using the Vote Poll facility on the Homepage. You can only vote once by selecting Yes or No or Unsure and then clicking on Vote Now. You can always check on how voting is going throughout the month by clicking on 'View Results' just below the 'Vote Now' box. You can also check the results of all the polls held on Audlem Online.
Last month's Poll on whether the experimental flashing lights in Stafford Street should be removed showed that, by a margin of over two to one, you were in favour of retaining the lights. This will certainly be taken into account by the Parish Plan working group preparing a submission to the Minister of Transport about the problem of HGVs on Audlem's narrow streets. Thank you for voting last month.
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