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Meeting on making city safe at night

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

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NIGHTSAFE partners will meet today to discuss a strategy to make Gloucester a safer pace to socialise at night.

Gloucester Police station will host the meeting among councillors, police, street pastors and business owners to discuss recent city developments.

Councillor Jenny Dallimore (C, Podsmead), pictured, Gloucester City Council's cabinet member for communities and neighbourhoods, is heading up the meeting.

"It is important these meetings instigate action and are not just a place for discussion," she said. "So much has happened in the weeks since the last meeting so there is a lot that needs to be considered. There has been great progress with improvements to CCTV and lighting, it will be a good opportunity for feedback. It is vital we have a strong partnership among those associated with the night-time economy."

The taxi-rank consultation and the city clean-up day planned for Eastgate Street are also up for discussion.

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  • FreeRadical1  |  November 13 2012, 6:32PM

    It's no use making Eastgate Street 'safe' for drunks. What about when it's time to go home? Then the drunks often can't afford a taxi, and are a hundred times more likely than a sober person to become the victim of a crime (as with the poor girl on Saturday night in Trier Way) or to commit a really stupid crime, such as damaging cars belonging to total strangers.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  November 13 2012, 3:55PM

    Geraint 2010 - people accept responsibility!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree with every word you say but sadly we have a nation of retards who are forever being pandered too. Women/girls who wear silly shoes they can't walk in with bear feet are given flip flops by do gooders, drunkerds are given water so they don't dehydrate, they get lollipops to help them not get into fights etc, it is truly madness. Drug addicts are supported. These babies are always being pandered to.

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  • geraint2010  |  November 13 2012, 3:38PM

    The cruel truth of the matter is that if clubbers stayed in the company of people they know and trust, drank within their limits and - most importantly - exercised a little NOUS, then bad things would be a rarity and groups like Nightsafe would not be needed.

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  • valhalla2010  |  November 13 2012, 1:48PM

    The problem with groups such as nightsafe is the fact that they tend to talk alot with very little action. I would love to see the minutes from these meetings, lots of 'blue sky thinking' and 'brain storming' I suspect. Maybe some role-play, perhaps a bit of workshopping. It is the sort of thing you could easily write a TV mini-series about, along the lines of Yes Minister. How much do they cost us? What is the tangible output?

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  • QwertyOS  |  November 13 2012, 12:54PM

    Why on earth would anyone want to go into the city centre at all? let alone at night when the chavs are out. The place is a dump.

  • TheMoanerLisa  |  November 13 2012, 12:53PM

    Agenda item 1. Another reported rape in Central Gloucester - suspect still unidentified. How could this happen with such valuable "talking shops" such as Nighsafe in place to oversee the safety of the nightime economy. I'd like to know what Nightsafe actually does apart from meet every so often to chat. How many members of this publicly funded brigade actually work on the streets to see things how they are ?

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  • SELINA30  |  November 13 2012, 12:50PM

    More bobbies on the beat? Just a thought.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  November 13 2012, 12:00PM

    Get rid of the beggar from the cross, are they allowed to sell their big issue and ask people for money at 10pm at night?

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