Now that we have eased lockdown considerably - it made sense to get back into the fray. Although full campaigning and canvassing isn't permitted and I am abiding by the guidance, I can restart making individual contacts.
Really delighted to have caught up with my good chum Mr Chris Loder MP to find out how he has settled in as the Member of Parliament for West Dorset. We took some time to discuss rural crime and how to tackle it. I am very supportive and will push for an increase in the Police Rural Crime Team.
The job of the PCC is above all to represent the people of Dorset. This week I continued my speaking engagements which have been running for nearly a year now. This week alone so far I have spoken to over 120 residents in South and North Dorset.
I recently met with Rev.Ian Terry at St Peter's Church in Bournemouth Town Centre. I took part in one of their weekly "Wrestling with Choices" discussions. This week's topic was on use of force and it was an excellent debate.
It was an honour to have been out on the roads with East Dorset Police in and around Southbourne. Many thanks to Inspector Bader for arranging this session and for a fantastic insight into the admirable work of the neighbourhood policing team.
On this Holocaust Memorial Day let us remember the terrible cost to the Jews and other communities due to intolerance and hate. We stand together to ensure this is never forgotten and to try and make a better world. We should measure people only by the nobility in their hearts - nothing else.
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