Petition demands policing maintained at remembrance parades

Petition demands policing maintained at remembrance parades

A controversial change in policy by the West Midlands force, meaning responsibility for parade road closures honouring fallen soldiers now falls on event organisers, has led to concerns future events could be put in doubt.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, has vowed to work with Black Country councils to ensure roads can be closed free of charge for this year’s Remembrance Day parades. 
A deal for funding has already been struck with Walsall Council but it is unclear what will happen in future.
A petition from residents has been handed to Sandwell Council... read more

4 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 30

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