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Level One TV Package, May 2016.
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ARTICLE 1: POLICE SEEK VOLUNTEERS AMIDST NEW MONEY-SAVING SCHEME
Cambridgeshire police have placed two adverts online in a bid to recruit volunteers in a new money-saving scheme.
The force placed adverts for a vehicle tasking volunteer and a property recovery volunteer at the start of December.
The vehicle tasking volunteer role involves performing safety checks on cars whilst keeping them clean.
Should anyone volunteer for the second position of a property recovery officer, they would be expected to trawl car boot sales and antique stalls to recover stolen property on behalf of the police.
The force say that they are extremely short of cash and that this will not only save money, but will help the community in the long run by easing pressure on police and by helping to enhance the skills of those who volunteer.
Campaigners have hit out by saying that the police should not expect volunteers to be doing the jobs that the force are trained and paid to do.
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It’s good that the force is seeking help without costing taxpayers’ more money. More forces should be thinking along these lines to help ease pressure on their budgets so they can spend money on new equipment and catching criminals.”
Cambridgeshire police maintain that volunteers are ‘vital’.
ARTICLE 2: LINCOLN CASTLE TO HOST CENTENARY POPPIES
Lincoln Castle is to display some of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London to mark the centenary of World War One.
The poppies are going on a tour of the UK and are expected to be on display in Lincoln from May 28 – September 4 2016.
Following Lincoln, the poppies will then be shown at Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth, Scotland, and at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
Nick Worth, the executive member for culture and heritage at Lincoln, said, “We’re thrilled the poppies are coming to Lincoln Castle. I’m sure people will travel from far and wide to see this iconic work.”