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Email to plod

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    We have an 'ecops' thing here, where your beat bobbies keep in touch by email, update you on what to look out for, etc. Often they mention cycling, and specifically they sent an email round which touched on the fact that they're going to be handing out more fixed penalty notices for pavement riding, riding without lights, etc. They've been advising cyclists not to do it, they're planning to get a bit more harsh. I sent this response, which they have taken well and said "thanks, we'll take that into account", and they seem quite genuine about it.

    So heres what I sent them, worth sharing 'cos I think thats a positive outcome:

     
  2. They should issue fixed penalty notices for Peds with no brains.They'd be quids in.
     
  3. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    A well constructed and reasoned letter.

    9/10
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    or just clamp them.
     
  5. bianco

    bianco New Member

    I'd semi agree, I believe they should be fined, but that money should go towards forced cycle tuition
     
  6. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    An excellent e-mail Cab. Perhaps you could offer to go out with some of the officers for a few hours to help them understand what's going on from a cyclists perspective?
     
  7. spen666

    spen666 Guru


    The police farce won't allow that as its too dangerous for their officers to be out of the station let alone riding bikes
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    You made your points in a non-confrontational way. Difficult not to pay attention to it. Good work.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    We see plod on bikes (PCs and PCSOs) all of the time. But I doubt whether they'd agree to any tuition.
     
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Nice one Cab. Did they send a formal reply, i.e. can we see it?
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    A polite short response:

    As they local PCs and PCSOs are a good bunch, I'm taking this at face value, i.e. they will take it into account. Can't ask for fairer than that really.
     
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Sounds a bit like a fob off to me. However, you obviously know who you are dealing with and understand the local situation better, so you are probably right.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Naah, they wouldn't bother fobbing off. They'd just not reply. Talking to our local plod, they get all sorts of things emailed to them, and while they do their best they certainly don't manage to keep on top of their email communications. So if they've read and replied with 'yeah, we'll keep it in mind' then I rekon that they will. They're a good bunch, and they've always been genuine enough in the past.