Thursday, January 25, 2007

Westgate Watch

There's been some speculation over the alleged permanent presence of a police car in Lymington road, Westgate.

Reader, 'Westgate Watch' who sends in this picture, tells us that "It was the same spot again today, from 10.55 when I came home, to at least 11.50 when I went out again. No one seems to ever see the occupant, but it always parks in the same place! Unless it is a new remote control car that gets about by itself! "

"I would not mind", he adds, "if the occupant got out and had a wander about, it might help with all the recent vandalism in the area. But it would appear to be a courtesy stop every duty day. Not very proactive policing! "

So is this an invisible beat officer or something even more hi-tech. Does anyone know the answer to Westgate Watch's question?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Local gossip has it that the WPC in charge of this vehicle is whiling away her time seeing a mate and chatting over coffee. Are her superiors aware of the way she spends her time; if not they should be.
Her parked car could be put to work more effectively. She might like to consider parking on the Canterbury Road amongst the other cars producing the continual bottle-neck outside Ursuline; at least it would have the effect of slowing down those who then start speeding again having passed the speed camera there!

Anonymous said...

Yep, thats the house, right on the corner of Redhill Road if memory serves. Been there day in, day out, for hours at a time for years. I always thought it might be the new police headquarters, bit like a tardis, normal private house on the outside, and nuclear plod bunker behind the door!!

Anyway, reminds me of that famous comic opera;
'The Irates of Penthanet' by Grabit and Stealavan:

When constabulary duties to be done,
to be done,
theres nothing like a chat and sticky bun,
stic-key buuuuuun......

Anonymous said...

Sorry to rain on your parade, but this is not funny!

The last two blogs are about crime in Thanet, something we are all getting fed up with. Now we have an entry on police sitting around wasting their time and OUR taxes on, and that is beyond the pale.

If this officer is wasting police time, then why is something not being done about it! We all moan about the lack of police presence on the streets, yet here is a case of police on the street, but doing nothing!!!!

What the hell is going on!

DrMoores said...

Quite agree. Perhaps someone reading this will have some answers?

Anonymous said...

Can senior policemen read ? Perhaps Thanet Life is too advanced for them ! Whatever the case, this particular officer is not too clever is she/he ! If you're going to scive off work then at least be clever about it !!! Reminds me of that song "I'm busy doing nothing, working the whole day through......."
Just about sums up the police in Thanet AND we're paying for it.

Anonymous said...

PERHAPS YOUR LAST FEW READERS WALK AROUND WITH THERE EYES SHUT ,THE LOCAL PC IS NOT A FEMALE BUT A PERFECT GENT AND ONCE HIS CAR IS PARKED UP SAFE HE WALKS AROUND WESTGATE WITH HIS EVERY EYE ON THE PROBLEMS , AND IF THEY HAVE NOT SEEN A CHANGE IN CRIME IN WESTGATE THEN THEY WALK AROUND WITH THERE EYES SHUT,ALSO PLEASE TELL ME WERE THERE IS NO CRIME GOING ON WESTGATE IS NOW A MUCH SAFER PLACE TO LIVE NOW AND IT IS DOWN TO OUR LOCAL PC AND TOWN WARDEN PLEASE SAY SOMTHING THAT IS TRUE AND NOT JUST A LOAD OF RUBBISH PLEASE

Anonymous said...

PERHAPS YOUR LAST FEW READERS WALK AROUND WITH THERE EYES SHUT ,THE LOCAL PC IS NOT A FEMALE BUT A PERFECT GENT AND ONCE HIS CAR IS PARKED UP SAFE HE WALKS AROUND WESTGATE WITH HIS EVERY EYE ON THE PROBLEMS , AND IF THEY HAVE NOT SEEN A CHANGE IN CRIME IN WESTGATE THEN THEY WALK AROUND WITH THERE EYES SHUT,ALSO PLEASE TELL ME WERE THERE IS NO CRIME GOING ON WESTGATE IS NOW A MUCH SAFER PLACE TO LIVE NOW AND IT IS DOWN TO OUR LOCAL PC AND TOWN WARDEN PLEASE SAY SOMTHING THAT IS TRUE AND NOT JUST A LOAD OF RUBBISH PLEASE

Anonymous said...

I JUST THINK THE PEOPLE WHOM HAVE BOTHERD TO SEND IN THERE COMMENTS NEED A BRAIN TRANSPLANT OR THERE EYES LOOKED AT.THE SAID PC IS DOING A GREAT JOB WALKING AROUND WESTGATE NOT DRIVEING I KNOW I HAVE BEEN WITH HIM AND SEEN HIM.
SOME PEOPLE ARE SO SAD

Anonymous said...

I JUST THINK THE PEOPLE WHOM HAVE BOTHERD TO SEND IN THERE COMMENTS NEED A BRAIN TRANSPLANT OR THERE EYES LOOKED AT.THE SAID PC IS DOING A GREAT JOB WALKING AROUND WESTGATE NOT DRIVEING I KNOW I HAVE BEEN WITH HIM AND SEEN HIM.
SOME PEOPLE ARE SO SAD

DrMoores said...

I'm delighted to hear it. A small point of online etiquette. Using CAPS is the same as "SHOUTING" at your audience and I'm sure you didn't mean to be rude. I do my best to keep the tone polite here regardless of whether a brain transplant is required. Thank you for letting us know.

Anonymous said...

Dear shouty person. The policeman you have been walking round with may have been a perfect gent, but the WPC who was in her usual parking space again yesterday, was most definately not a gent! Not unless your chap has had a sex change over the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a more constructive approach might be for one of you concerned individuals either to complain to a senior police officer or raise the issue with one of the County Councillors who sits on the Police Authority. I am not sure that a continuing series of griping posts on here will actually tackle the alleged problem.

Unless of course your preference is simply to have yet another thing to moan about.

Anonymous said...

Having seen this item earlier I was in Lymington Road on Wednesday and saw said car outside at 16.48 pm with definitely a WPC not a PC getting into it. I am sorry 12.04 but if this is an instabce of a bobby off her beat then we need better supervision of of our boys and girls in Blue.