MP CONGRATULATES POLICE AND BORDER AGENCY
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Those who serve us in public life both locally and nationally tend to get more criticism than praise – and I think that’s unfair.

Article for Droitwich Standard

Those who serve us in public life both locally and nationally tend to get more criticism than praise – and I think that’s unfair.

Of course failings should be exposed. Apart from anything else we need to learn from mistakes to ensure they are not repeated. But a bit of encouragement really helps from time to time too.

The big event in Droitwich this year has been the reopening of the canals. I’ve written about this very often, but the efforts of people working in many local and national public bodies were crucial. We owe them all – in organisations from local councils to British Waterways - a very big thank you.

Then there’s the genuinely impressive policing we’ve seen in the town at the time of the social disorder and looting that struck many major English cities this summer. West Mercia police were actively engaged in looking out for potential trouble in Droitwich, spotted some by monitoring social network sites, and arrested the culprits before they could cause any damage.

The fact there was not trouble in Droitwich is all down to police officers who were really on the ball.

And another body, a national one this time, that has been doing good work locally is the UK Border Agency. In Droitwich and Worcester they have been looking out for illegal immigrants in our restaurants – and they found a lot of them. The immigrants will be removed from the UK and those who employed them face heavy fines.

This sends out a powerful message – and again it is down to determined individual enforcement officers in the Border Agency. We should be very grateful to them and to the many other public servants who don’t get praised enough for what they do to make our town and our county the safe and secure place it is.

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