Vera Baird

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Vera’s Views

Northumbria’s Commissioner regularly writes columns for local and national newspapers and publications – read them here. If you would like Commissioner Baird to write an article for your publication, please ring 0191 221 9800.

Commissioners Community Fund – its making a difference 9th December 2014

I am just in the process of allocating funding from the 2014/2015 Commissioner’s Community Fund, however, I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you how we invested over £117,000 during 2013/14 to make a difference across Northumbria....

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Changes to Police Bail 5th December 2014

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 gave police the power to bail someone who has been arrested while they investigate an allegation.Its authors could never have imagined that today there would be an estimated 70,000 people on police...

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We’re Making A Difference In Northumbria – Investing the Late Night Levy Payment 3rd November 2014

“As we head towards the first anniversary of the Late Night Levy in Newcastle City Centre, it is important that local residents know how the Late Night Levy has been invested in the city, helping to provide a safe,...

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We’re Making A Difference In Northumbria – Violence Against Women and Girls 3rd November 2014

When I was elected Police & Crime Commissioner back in 2012, I consulted wide and far about what the priorities of Northumbria Police should be – more than 5000 people took part in face to face surveys or on-line...

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Commissioner Sets Out Community Remedy Options 16th October 2014

  Community Remedy, as a provision of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014), seeks to ensure that victims of low level crime or anti-social behaviour have a say in how the offender is dealt with when the matter...

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