Criminals in Hull will not be rewarded with free gym passes

August 01, 2012 3:55 PM

My colleague Babatunde Onabajo wrote last week about a proposed scheme in Hull that would see those guilty of drunken behaviour rewarded with free gym passes. Thankfully, at a meeting of the Humberside Police Authority yesterday this scheme was rejected.

Hull & East Riding TPA was very vocal in its opposition to the scheme, and police authority members said the public outcry against rewarding criminals in such a way meant they could not support the plans. One member, Cllr Mike Ross added:
The fact there was a public outcry showed this was not the right road to go down. It is not sensible to go ahead with a method that would lose the confidence and support of the public. There is a need to tackle alcohol-related crime, but it has to be done in a sensible manner.

Thankfully this waste of taxpayers' money is not going to see the light of day, however there are always other schemes that will pop-up in the future. The Hull & East Riding Branch will be holding a social evening at the beginning of September, and we always welcome new supporters. If you would like to join us in scrutinising how our Council Tax is spent, and joining us on various action days and social events, please let me know.

 My colleague Babatunde Onabajo wrote last week about a proposed scheme in Hull that would see those guilty of drunken behaviour rewarded with free gym passes. Thankfully, at a meeting of the Humberside Police Authority yesterday this scheme was rejected.

Hull & East Riding TPA was very vocal in its opposition to the scheme, and police authority members said the public outcry against rewarding criminals in such a way meant they could not support the plans. One member, Cllr Mike Ross added:
The fact there was a public outcry showed this was not the right road to go down. It is not sensible to go ahead with a method that would lose the confidence and support of the public. There is a need to tackle alcohol-related crime, but it has to be done in a sensible manner.

Thankfully this waste of taxpayers' money is not going to see the light of day, however there are always other schemes that will pop-up in the future. The Hull & East Riding Branch will be holding a social evening at the beginning of September, and we always welcome new supporters. If you would like to join us in scrutinising how our Council Tax is spent, and joining us on various action days and social events, please let me know.

 

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