Concerns raisd over Colchester's crime panel representative

Councillor Tim Young

Councillor Tim Young

First published in News Essex County Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

DOUBTS have been cast over a crime panel member’s fitness to serve by the body representing cops in Essex.

Councillor Tim Young represents Colchester Council on the Police and Crime Panel for Essex, which scrutinises the work of new police commissioner Nick Alston.

The Essex Police Federation said it had concerns about his appointment as Mr Young has a conviction for dangerous driving dating from June 2001, but the councillor said this raised as part of a politically motivated attack.

  •  Read more about the Police Federation concerns and Mr Young's response in Tuesday's Gazette.

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8:16pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

A key requirement of all the applicants for crime commissioner demanded they had no convictions themselves, even as a minor so it's hypocritical if members of the police and crime panel, who are there to scrutinise the commissioner, have a criminal conviction.
A key requirement of all the applicants for crime commissioner demanded they had no convictions themselves, even as a minor so it's hypocritical if members of the police and crime panel, who are there to scrutinise the commissioner, have a criminal conviction. Say It As It Is OK?
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7:45am Tue 27 Nov 12

GreensteadResident says...

I agree with the aforementioned comments.

I think Councillor Young should do the honourable thing in this matter and step aside from the Police and Crime Panel for Essex

Besides he has more then enough to sort out up on Greenstead where thuggery, anti-social behaviour and drug dealing etc are on the rise.

This is destroying people's lives.

Furthermore the local doctors surgery appears to be at breaking point.

And you have a better chance of contacting the dead than getting a meaningful reply from the staff at Colchester Borough Homes.

These are just a few of the issues affecting people's lives on the Greenstead estate.

There used to be a phrase a few years ago about a certain councillor called "two jobs ..."

Councillor Young is the councillor for St Andrews he should focus on that job or resign from being a councillor.
I agree with the aforementioned comments. I think Councillor Young should do the honourable thing in this matter and step aside from the Police and Crime Panel for Essex Besides he has more then enough to sort out up on Greenstead where thuggery, anti-social behaviour and drug dealing etc are on the rise. This is destroying people's lives. Furthermore the local doctors surgery appears to be at breaking point. And you have a better chance of contacting the dead than getting a meaningful reply from the staff at Colchester Borough Homes. These are just a few of the issues affecting people's lives on the Greenstead estate. There used to be a phrase a few years ago about a certain councillor called "two jobs ..." Councillor Young is the councillor for St Andrews he should focus on that job or resign from being a councillor. GreensteadResident
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7:56am Tue 27 Nov 12

GreensteadResident says...

Oh and by the way just in case anyone thinks I'm anti-Labour please note I don't believe in party politics. I don't like ANY political party.

In my opinion party politics divides communities and causes more problems.
Oh and by the way just in case anyone thinks I'm anti-Labour please note I don't believe in party politics. I don't like ANY political party. In my opinion party politics divides communities and causes more problems. GreensteadResident
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8:00pm Tue 27 Nov 12

theequaliser1 says...

absolutely ridiculous suggestion and this person courts attention like this in this press.
it is about time they went back to Clacton On Sea where they come from we have all had enough.
the scuffle with poor old Dr Hall in the Town Chambers..
The farce and quite dangerous incident with Essex Police followed by The "Youve Changed My Life" famous words in the TV show "Wife Swap" you wish???
go away they will never be MP for Colchester as know one wants them on the job...
it is now turning into the biggest joke since colchester tried to become a city, followed by loosing the Military Tattoo followed by First site VAF...Followed by the £Millions lost at the Sports Centre Fiasco...
using the town like this in this way for personal note and gain is a sad and sorry way to go about ones business...get a life!!!..Nick Alston is one of the great choices for Essex virtually a James Bond style former life and background the ideal man for the job with the Licence To Kill Crime...being associated with so called self imposed mr big or mr Blow-His-Top is not the way colchester wants to be seen.
why should this person be interviewing our new Commission boss? what pedigree does they have in the questions to ask on our behalf.
Mr Alston's father was Deputy CC of Essex Police, Mr Alston himself has a Military Intelligence background at Officer level, with the Civillian credentials to match...allowing this person on this chair would be a bit like asking Arthur Daily to question the queen over what is the quality of her art works like...
absolutely ridiculous suggestion and this person courts attention like this in this press. it is about time they went back to Clacton On Sea where they come from we have all had enough. the scuffle with poor old Dr Hall in the Town Chambers.. The farce and quite dangerous incident with Essex Police followed by The "Youve Changed My Life" famous words in the TV show "Wife Swap" you wish??? go away they will never be MP for Colchester as know one wants them on the job... it is now turning into the biggest joke since colchester tried to become a city, followed by loosing the Military Tattoo followed by First site VAF...Followed by the £Millions lost at the Sports Centre Fiasco... using the town like this in this way for personal note and gain is a sad and sorry way to go about ones business...get a life!!!..Nick Alston is one of the great choices for Essex virtually a James Bond style former life and background the ideal man for the job with the Licence To Kill Crime...being associated with so called self imposed mr big or mr Blow-His-Top is not the way colchester wants to be seen. why should this person be interviewing our new Commission boss? what pedigree does they have in the questions to ask on our behalf. Mr Alston's father was Deputy CC of Essex Police, Mr Alston himself has a Military Intelligence background at Officer level, with the Civillian credentials to match...allowing this person on this chair would be a bit like asking Arthur Daily to question the queen over what is the quality of her art works like... theequaliser1
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12:05am Wed 28 Nov 12

Boris says...

Unbelievable that Anne Turrell put forward Tim Young, with his background, for a job like this.
Even more unbelievable that he was accepted for it. Presumably people in other parts of Essex were ignorant of the Middleborough incident.
If Mr Young stays on this panel, it will damage Mr Alston's credibility.
Unbelievable that Anne Turrell put forward Tim Young, with his background, for a job like this. Even more unbelievable that he was accepted for it. Presumably people in other parts of Essex were ignorant of the Middleborough incident. If Mr Young stays on this panel, it will damage Mr Alston's credibility. Boris
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7:34am Wed 28 Nov 12

GreensteadResident says...

I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand.

If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor.

Make your mind up Councillor Young?
I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand. If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor. Make your mind up Councillor Young? GreensteadResident
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4:07pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Boris says...

GreensteadResident wrote:
I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand.

If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor.

Make your mind up Councillor Young?
Tim Young is a Portfolio Holder which means he has to look after the whole of Colchester, not just his own ward.
If you Greenstead people are not happy with that, then you should vote for somebody else next time. But Labour have such a strong grip on Greenstead that they could put up a lamp-post as candidate and it would be elected.
The reason he should not be on the police panel is his past record.
[quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand. If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor. Make your mind up Councillor Young?[/p][/quote]Tim Young is a Portfolio Holder which means he has to look after the whole of Colchester, not just his own ward. If you Greenstead people are not happy with that, then you should vote for somebody else next time. But Labour have such a strong grip on Greenstead that they could put up a lamp-post as candidate and it would be elected. The reason he should not be on the police panel is his past record. Boris
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3:32pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Boris wrote:
GreensteadResident wrote:
I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand.

If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor.

Make your mind up Councillor Young?
Tim Young is a Portfolio Holder which means he has to look after the whole of Colchester, not just his own ward.
If you Greenstead people are not happy with that, then you should vote for somebody else next time. But Labour have such a strong grip on Greenstead that they could put up a lamp-post as candidate and it would be elected.
The reason he should not be on the police panel is his past record.
A lamp-post would most probably be brighter than the said councillor!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: I repeat he has no business on this panel because his focus should be on sorting out the problems on St Andrews / Greenstead which have gotten out of hand. If Tim Young can't or won't give St Andrews / Greenstead his full attention he should resign as our councillor. Make your mind up Councillor Young?[/p][/quote]Tim Young is a Portfolio Holder which means he has to look after the whole of Colchester, not just his own ward. If you Greenstead people are not happy with that, then you should vote for somebody else next time. But Labour have such a strong grip on Greenstead that they could put up a lamp-post as candidate and it would be elected. The reason he should not be on the police panel is his past record.[/p][/quote]A lamp-post would most probably be brighter than the said councillor! Say It As It Is OK?
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