Friday, 20 March 2009

Check your recent Council Tax Bill




I have just received a call from the Treasurer of the Avon & Somerset Police Authority.

I queried why in the budget I received through the post,why it showed a tenfold increase from £2M in 2008/9 to £20m 2009/10 for Capital expenditure.

Tenfold ! We are in a small largely rural District Council

This was hurriedly explain as a refurbishment project for detention facilities that needed bringing up to 21st standards.

Pressing a little harder it turns out this is not a refurbishment project at all. It is a PFI project with the Home Office ( I did not get an answer as to where the money is going to be borrowed from and on what terms) to build 'detention facilities' near Motorways and in City Centres.

I have published before the job advert for an asessor for this programme, but then it was being done under the auspices of the Foreign Office.

The State is building a lot more detention capability because it thinks it is going to need it.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, is the local Police Authority the right place to send a FOIA request to find out what detention facilities are being built/extended/upgraded in any particular area?

black hole sunset said...

"So, is the local Police Authority the right place to send a FOIA request ..."

Exactly.

Is there any information on the size/capacity/location of these facilities? Who is the private sector partner? What other authorities are undertaking similar "initiatives"?

There are rumblings in the States about FEMA camps and our lot are too stupid to do anything except be lead around by the nose (being "inspired", I think they call it).

Elby the Beserk said...

Well our lovely little market town looks like a detention centre if you visit the precinct on a Saturday morning. Am particularly taken with the aging skinheads who appear to have shrunken heads? Too much cider? Too much speed? Or bofe?

Was wondering when I read the first few lines, OH, whether they were just after recouping - Somerset CC this is - the £25 million or so they tossed down the pan of one of the Icelandic banks.

You've got L's email address yes? Come on over and sup some supping stuff with us sometime, and we'll plan the revolution

caesars wife said...

they new places could be for labour party activists or UAF , always look on the bright side of life !! de dum de dum de dum

Anonymous said...

Very disturbing news as I assume the extra detenion centres are wanted for people like us who disagree with NuLabour policies. Or are they planning on detaining us all so we won't be able to vote in June? Arbeit macht frei - Brown the Clown's motto - though already used by another crazed dictator.

Oldrightie said...

These detention centres will be for Conservative bloggers, so you lot will be just fine!

Bristol Dave said...

Meanwhile, Avon and Somerset Police are arresting people for questioning the state.

The Refuser said...

"Am particularly taken with the aging skinheads who appear to have shrunken heads? Too much cider? Too much speed?"

My view is the "screaming skull" appearance is more likely a result of years of cannabis (ab)use.

As for the increased detention space. I suspect the more likely reason for the extra space is a new purge on illegal immigrants.

My guess is it will be timed to fit in with Labours soon to be announced crackdown in illegal immigration. They are not stupid (ok well that's debatable) however they can see their support haemorraghing to the BNP and what better way to capture these floating turds than to announce new measures on immigration.

OT but I notice that Galloway has been banned from Canada. Way to go Canucks!

Bristol Dave said...

Way to go Canucks!

Indeed. Though he shouldn't be banned for being any kind of a threat, he should be banned for being a prize A cunt.

AngryDave said...

They will say the detention centres are for illegal immigrants to try and get us to vote labour, then they will throw everyone who dare note vote labour in them, and anyone who votes BNP.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

They are getting built for all us infidels when Britain finally becomes an islamofascist state. Round about July probably.

AngryDave said...

Dont joke, you are probably right.

AngryDave said...

In fact i am sure you are right.

Balding Nobhead Party said...

The detention centres are for rioting BNP activists who will kick off as programmed in the summer after they ban your party.

JPT said...

Scary

Anonymous said...

Balding Nobhead Party:

Are you really a party? Or are you just a balding nobhead?
I think the latter.

defender said...

These detention centres, dont say ought but we plan to use them for the troughers, it would be a shame not to use them after all that expense and such like. Would you lot like to be the guards at a few? OH would you like to be a camp commandant. Think of all the enjoyment finding Mandy, Yvettee, Jacqui, and some others banged up and under your control. Lessons on whip handling, waterboarding and other aparatus will be provided.

Patrick Vessey said...

Black hole sunset wrote:
Who is the private sector partner?

The usual suspects involved in these sort of facilities are Global Solutions Limited (GSL), formally part of Group 4, Serco, and GEO.

Pretty lucrative business, too. Apologies for the link destination -- read the facts and leave quickly!

defender said...

For those curious about the upcoming rioting, the Mail has a programe of events highlighted. Might be an excellent opportunity for those with stocks of hard hats and other protevtive gear to make a bob or two. Get the Trannie loaded, park up at the assembly area and take only readies. Chachiiiiing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1163491/G20-protesters-dump-SAND-streets-3-000-extra-officers-drafted-tackle-violence.html

More than 3,000 extra police officers will flood London during the G20 summit next month in a £10million operation to counter the threat of violent protests.

Senior officers fear thousands of anti-globalisation demonstrators will attempt to bring the capital to a standstill.

An alliance of radical protest groups are believed to be plotting to use trucks to dump huge quantities of sand in the streets.

Commander Bob Broadhurst, who is responsible for the operation, said police will be stretched to the limit as a series of high-profile events coincide.

Dozens of diplomats, including United States President Barack Obama, will begin to arrive on Tuesday, March 31.

yokel said...

The Thames Valley Police Authority tell us that their capital expenditure programme includes:

£5.2m on extending and improving our custody suites to enable us to add cells

£7m funded through central government grants to refurbish and fit-out the new South East Counter Terrorism Unit building


wv= implopsi

Old Holborn said...

Defender

10,000 Police will be on shift for the arrival of 20 people who have bankrupted an entire planet in he pursuit of raw power.

Old Trafford manages 80,000 every Saturday.

I WILL stand next to communists, BNP'ers, anarchists, climate change hippies, crusty's and libertarians on April 1st as we all say in one voice....

YOU CUNTS!!

defender said...

Good on you mate, I hope to be there myself, just in case I cant make it, have a shout for me as well.

Canute said...

Even allowing for the sheer unlikelihood of the premise, the fact that the country has run out of places to keep villains might just have something to do with it. No, not you, you would-be usurpers of England, you lords of the Main, you whose mere existence strikes such fear into the heart of The Establishment, no not you, but, well, you know, err ... crooks.

Antipholus Papps said...

Think of all the enjoyment finding Mandy, Yvettee, Jacqui, and some others banged up and under your control.

Choose your enemies wisely, for in time you will end up like them!

Chipping Sodbury Sturmabteilung said...

I am going with Chris from Thornbury on the Stroud BNP coach. Chris is a real Nationalist Patriot, not like those splitters from Wells.

black hole sunset said...

Patrick Vessey said... The usual suspects involved in these sort of facilities are ...

Thanks for the reference, I feel soiled but informed!

electro-kevin said...

Add to this new capacity the empowerment of bailiffs to enter your home without warrant or police escort.

They're expecting trouble - that's for sure.

aproposofwhat said...

Add to this new capacity the empowerment of bailiffs to enter your home without warrant or police escort.

They may wish to have an ambulance in attendance if they come calling on me, though...

Mitch said...

They are building a new 1600 place prison a few miles from my house and (don't laugh) its 300yds from where the MD of my company lives...hahahahaha he cant give his house away now.

Shirking From Home said...

Merseyside police could get hundreds more taser stun guns.

Taser use in Hampshire extended.

Stun guns earmarked for North-East and North Yorkshire police forces.

300 more stun-guns issued to police

AngryDave said...

Ballifs may be able to enter our homes under these new powers, but if they come nocking on my door leaving will a different matter. In one piece that is.

Anonymous said...

I have just checked my council tax bill
£0.00 , hehehehehe.
Pay on time you cleaver muppets.

Cock Trumpet said...

anonymong 09:44 - Wait for a month or two you cock.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Anyone got any pictures of these places ?

"So, is the local Police Authority the right place to send a FOIA request to find out what detention facilities..."
Fucking good question, Prisons don't come within the Police budget, detention centres for Administrative Detention might well do so ( and the Police don't even give you a cooked breakfast these days, cunts ).

So, are we gonna go on Aprils Fools Day or what ?

Anonymous said...

The ones near motorways are for those who try to buy petrol but find out too late that they have left their ID cards at home.

spark up said...

19:02

i agree with the refuser. for years we have turned a blind eye to the regime of officially sanctioned abuse which persists within immigration detention centres - and now the government, encouraged by this unseemly 'success', has decided to extend the scheme. no wonder hitler believed the english race to be intrinsically aryan-friendly.

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