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Doing the Day Job

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Granny23 Mon 04-Jun-18 13:40:53

From Police Scotland on 28th May 2018:

‘The Q4 figures show that the number of deaths on the roads has fallen by 15.1% (from 172 to 146) after education and enforcement work, including safety campaigns highlighting poor driver behaviour. The number of children killed on roads is down 82% from 11 to 2. Since 1995, there has been a 50% fall in road deaths, while traffic levels have increased by 23% over the same period.’

The full report reveals that nearly all offences relating to motor vehicles have fallen in the last year and, in some cases, by dramatic levels. For example, mobile phone offences have gone down by more than 50% from 6 695 to 3 173 and speeding down by nearly 20% from 34 842 to 29 223.

In sharp contrast, across the UK:

‘The number of people killed on Britain’s roads reached a five-year high last year, new figures show. Some 1,792 deaths were recorded in road traffic accidents in 2016, up 4 per cent on the previous year and the most since 2011. Pedestrian deaths saw the largest year-on-year rise at 10 per cent, followed by car occupants (8 per cent).’

paddyann Mon 04-Jun-18 14:41:39

Police Scotland are doing a remarkable job ,figures for crime at a 40 year low ,serious crime figures showing exceptionally high solved figure,and 1000 extra police on the streets.Of course like any "new" organisation there have been and will be teething troubles but in my opinion the single force has been successful.
Now all I want is to see a chief constable who has come through the ranks of the Scottish force...not decrying Mr Gormley in any way but it would be best if its someone who knows Scots law ( which is different from English law) and who having come through the ranks will give the rest the incentives needed

.I did hear one PC complain about lack of opprtunity for advancement in the single force with the loss of the top brass jobs.Having a Scottish CC might change that attitude .

paddyann Wed 06-Jun-18 10:14:30

Good news from Holyrood with the abolition of Burial and Cremation fees for childrens funerals .When people are grief stricken piling on the srtess with finacial worries is an awful thing to do.This may not make a huge difference but at least its a start.
Good news 2 from Holyrood,free personal care for UNDER 65's with chronic illness or disability should see everyone who needs it getting help with showering /bathing etc by next April

trisher Wed 06-Jun-18 10:26:20

I'm always wary of statistics about road casualties. One maor motorway accident can skewer the figures completely. Still well done Scotland.

Granny23 Wed 06-Jun-18 16:15:54

It is already the case that Undertakers and Celebrants do not charge for their services when the deceased is a child. At least that has always been the tradition here (Central Scotland)

paddyann Wed 06-Jun-18 17:09:35

I'm in central ScotlandGranny23 and I've never heard of that.I know we were charged when our baby died and recently I've been involved with the Ashes campaign and there were certainly fees paid for cremations for those babies.I would expect celebrants to give their services free though in fact when my SIL's brother died age 19 the minister wouldn't accept a fee from my SIL who organised the funeral .

Granny23 Wed 06-Jun-18 22:51:08

Paddyann Until the new legislation there were fees (paid to the Undertaker) for the cremation, burial fees and perhaps newspaper notices, flowers etc. but the Undertakers and Celebrants waived their own fees for their own services.

My own big sister only lived for a few minutes. Many years later when I was archiving old ledgers from my DH's family firm (Joiners and Undertakers) and came across the bill that my father paid to them for the burial of my sister. He was charged only the burial fee + the tiny coffin.

Granny23 Thu 07-Jun-18 23:59:12

❤️'Frank's Law has been unanimously passed. We will now extend free personal care to under 65s who need it by April next year'.

After a lengthy campaign the Scottish Government has now extended 'Free Personal Care for the Elderly' to encompass people under 65 who need help with personal care.

Granny23 Sun 10-Jun-18 19:35:18

And another one:

paddyann Sun 10-Jun-18 20:01:41

thats doing the day job..Teresa May take note.

Granny23 Mon 11-Jun-18 08:34:50

Having posted this on another thread, where I learned that NO Social Housing is being built in England, I thought I would pop it on here to show that a better way IS possible, within a restricted budget and with no powers to borrow.