Rising crime and social deprivation in Clacton "undeniably" linked

THE INFLUX of the socially deprived into Clacton has created a “toxic mix” and been partially blamed for a rise in robberies in north Essex.
 

The numbers have fallen in other parts of the county but are up in Colchester and Clacton.
 

Betwen April and June this year there were 15 people robbed in Colchester, compared with eight last year.
 

In Clacton there were 35, up from 15 during the same period last year.
 

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: “The change in the social dynamic in the area is a concern."

He said a seasonal rise in crime was expected and he is working to see how much of the rise is down to this or longer term changes.


He said: “If it is a result of migration and if Clacton needs more resources we will put them in.
 

“There have been 148 offences in 12 months or one every two days but only a small number have involved knives.”
 

He also praised the work and arrests made in the area in the past fortnight.
 

Police and crime commissioner Nick Alston added: “I am concerned about what has been happening with crime in Clacton.”
 

He said from his first day in the role he has been speaking with Tendring Council and others about the difficulties.
 

He said: “There is a toxic mix with multiple occupancy, alcohol and people choosing or being placed there, unscrupulous landlords and there are real issues.
 

“Undeniably it is having an impact on these crimes, in particular street crime.
 

“We need a tough response but the police cannot do it on their own.”
 

The comments followed a report from the Centre for Social Justice which revealed a high number of people on benefits moving to Clacton was creating high levels of deprivation.

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6:15pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Route88 says...

“We need a tough response but the police cannot do it on their own.” - I hope this is an implied criticism of the criminal courts who, all too often, let thugs and robbers off with a 'slap across the wrist'!
“We need a tough response but the police cannot do it on their own.” - I hope this is an implied criticism of the criminal courts who, all too often, let thugs and robbers off with a 'slap across the wrist'! Route88

6:18pm Tue 6 Aug 13

tomtheDJ says...

drastically reduce the cheap ? B&B type DHSS tenents,
drastically reduce the homes for all with no deposit payments,
drastically reduce the shear mass volume of homes of multiple occupency
(or really just box rooms at Inflated prices, that DHSS pay anyway)
i.e. "Rachmanism"
drastically reduce the buy to let "cheap" end of market propties by means of double council tax, as it wont be the landlords first home to live in,
double it again for the second, double it again for the third and so on.
If you dont own it AND live in it, then BIG premiums should be paid for the privilige of being a landlord.
For those that remember Peter Rachman,
you will know just what I mean,
for those that dont :-
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Peter_Rachm
an

So, just who is REALLY at fault here in North Essex.
TDC?
cudc ?
CBC ?
ECC ?
the administration at the british government ?
was it past leaders like the smiling viper who led us all into this nighmare ?
was it before Sir Tony and his cronies who are at fault.
the finger of blame must point to a person or group,
as eggs is eggs it never happened on its own,
did it!
drastically reduce the cheap ? B&B type DHSS tenents, drastically reduce the homes for all with no deposit payments, drastically reduce the shear mass volume of homes of multiple occupency (or really just box rooms at Inflated prices, that DHSS pay anyway) i.e. "Rachmanism" drastically reduce the buy to let "cheap" end of market propties by means of double council tax, as it wont be the landlords first home to live in, double it again for the second, double it again for the third and so on. If you dont own it AND live in it, then BIG premiums should be paid for the privilige of being a landlord. For those that remember Peter Rachman, you will know just what I mean, for those that dont :- http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Peter_Rachm an So, just who is REALLY at fault here in North Essex. TDC? cudc ? CBC ? ECC ? the administration at the british government ? was it past leaders like the smiling viper who led us all into this nighmare ? was it before Sir Tony and his cronies who are at fault. the finger of blame must point to a person or group, as eggs is eggs it never happened on its own, did it! tomtheDJ

7:10pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Most skirt around the problem of Clacton, the town has been used for years to cheaply house hundreds of immigrants. It's the same story in Blackpool and Great Yarmouth to name just two other towns. Don't blame the landlords, who provided these people with accommodation, usually paid for by local authorities, when in reality its successive governments with their 'open door' policy on immigration and the encouragement of the 'benefits culture' that keeps an ever increasing number of people here. Of course what I say is not PC but nevertheless true.
Most skirt around the problem of Clacton, the town has been used for years to cheaply house hundreds of immigrants. It's the same story in Blackpool and Great Yarmouth to name just two other towns. Don't blame the landlords, who provided these people with accommodation, usually paid for by local authorities, when in reality its successive governments with their 'open door' policy on immigration and the encouragement of the 'benefits culture' that keeps an ever increasing number of people here. Of course what I say is not PC but nevertheless true. Say It As It Is OK?

8:15pm Tue 6 Aug 13

tudor55 says...

the people of clacton have been so cozy living in there little bubble.
all the problems I moved away from in east London are now coming to haunt you all in this town. And believe me its going to get worse for you. You let this happen in my part of London not helping us out. and now its coming out to this area..so get use to it...you all keep voting for the same political party's..
what I saw and had to go through will happen to many family's and good people in clacton. And there's nothing you can do about it..
the people of clacton have been so cozy living in there little bubble. all the problems I moved away from in east London are now coming to haunt you all in this town. And believe me its going to get worse for you. You let this happen in my part of London not helping us out. and now its coming out to this area..so get use to it...you all keep voting for the same political party's.. what I saw and had to go through will happen to many family's and good people in clacton. And there's nothing you can do about it.. tudor55

10:24pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Jack222 says...

I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia.

Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live.

It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain.

The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor.
I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia. Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live. It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain. The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor. Jack222

11:40pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Boris says...

Jack222 wrote:
I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia.

Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live.

It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain.

The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor.
Well said Jack, best comment yet.
.
The rot started with Thatcher, and all governments since then have attacked the working class, using the old tactic of Divide and Rule, first used by Julius Caesar, and it still works every time. Tell people it is all the fault of the aliens, and enough of them will believe it.
As for immigrants, it does not matter whether they come from Romania or Romford, they are all equal and rightly so.
My dad was an emigrant. He was born in Clacton and moved to Colchester.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia. Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live. It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain. The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor.[/p][/quote]Well said Jack, best comment yet. . The rot started with Thatcher, and all governments since then have attacked the working class, using the old tactic of Divide and Rule, first used by Julius Caesar, and it still works every time. Tell people it is all the fault of the aliens, and enough of them will believe it. As for immigrants, it does not matter whether they come from Romania or Romford, they are all equal and rightly so. My dad was an emigrant. He was born in Clacton and moved to Colchester. Boris

12:11am Wed 7 Aug 13

tomtheDJ says...

Boris wrote:
Jack222 wrote: I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia. Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live. It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain. The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor.
Well said Jack, best comment yet. . The rot started with Thatcher, and all governments since then have attacked the working class, using the old tactic of Divide and Rule, first used by Julius Caesar, and it still works every time. Tell people it is all the fault of the aliens, and enough of them will believe it. As for immigrants, it does not matter whether they come from Romania or Romford, they are all equal and rightly so. My dad was an emigrant. He was born in Clacton and moved to Colchester.
Boris, factully, yes facts given to me at a semina given by TDC a few years ago prove its not romania, nor romford, but barking and dagenham immigrants are by far the single biggest percentage of people that move to tendring, to retire at whatever age they chose to do so.
why is that boris,
should we embarass those genteel folk, and ask them point blank, just why they moved out, folk like my nan and grandad may have done if they had lived 20 or 30 years longer, as both sets had lived in dagenham since my parents were born. ?
I was back in romford as a "tourist" the other week,
its one time livestock market now just a shell of a place, that sells cheap tat and trinkets, but has walls adorned with period photos of even before I was taken on a trolley bus ride to visit when I was 4 or 5 years old.
It has of course newer photos in comparison, but still from the 1950`s and 60`s.
you know whats different from 60 years ago to todays romford market visitors boris dont you, its the same as all of east londons boroughs, including barking and dagenham....
its the reason long time residents move out,
move out to places not yet over run ,
over run with....
but you know boris, dont you.
us both old and new coast dwellers look at clacton as a safe haven in "current"
this momemts,
the time todays,
times and feel safer than just 60 miles away....
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: I remember the old days - people who stole bread were sent to Australia. Yes, unemployed / poor people do have a tendency to commit crime because the welfare state is being shredded by the Tories. One needs money to live. It's nothing to do with immigrants - the Royal family for example are nothing more than German Immigrants being the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha before they changed their name to make them more acceptable in Britain. The problem is too much money with the very rich and zero hour contracts for the very poor.[/p][/quote]Well said Jack, best comment yet. . The rot started with Thatcher, and all governments since then have attacked the working class, using the old tactic of Divide and Rule, first used by Julius Caesar, and it still works every time. Tell people it is all the fault of the aliens, and enough of them will believe it. As for immigrants, it does not matter whether they come from Romania or Romford, they are all equal and rightly so. My dad was an emigrant. He was born in Clacton and moved to Colchester.[/p][/quote]Boris, factully, yes facts given to me at a semina given by TDC a few years ago prove its not romania, nor romford, but barking and dagenham immigrants are by far the single biggest percentage of people that move to tendring, to retire at whatever age they chose to do so. why is that boris, should we embarass those genteel folk, and ask them point blank, just why they moved out, folk like my nan and grandad may have done if they had lived 20 or 30 years longer, as both sets had lived in dagenham since my parents were born. ? I was back in romford as a "tourist" the other week, its one time livestock market now just a shell of a place, that sells cheap tat and trinkets, but has walls adorned with period photos of even before I was taken on a trolley bus ride to visit when I was 4 or 5 years old. It has of course newer photos in comparison, but still from the 1950`s and 60`s. you know whats different from 60 years ago to todays romford market visitors boris dont you, its the same as all of east londons boroughs, including barking and dagenham.... its the reason long time residents move out, move out to places not yet over run , over run with.... but you know boris, dont you. us both old and new coast dwellers look at clacton as a safe haven in "current" this momemts, the time todays, times and feel safer than just 60 miles away.... tomtheDJ

1:36am Wed 7 Aug 13

linton68 says...

Dont just blame past and present governments for this mess, we elected them. It's us the british people who (by our culture of greed and envy) have created this great divide of rich and poor. Today we have a vast number of our population who have been, and still are excluded from the rest of society.i it's been said many times...We ignore them at our own cost.
Dont just blame past and present governments for this mess, we elected them. It's us the british people who (by our culture of greed and envy) have created this great divide of rich and poor. Today we have a vast number of our population who have been, and still are excluded from the rest of society.i it's been said many times...We ignore them at our own cost. linton68

3:49pm Wed 7 Aug 13

Shambolic says...

There are very few immigrants in Clacton, so you can't blame them.
There are very few immigrants in Clacton, so you can't blame them. Shambolic

3:21pm Thu 8 Aug 13

tomtheDJ says...

Shambolic wrote:
There are very few immigrants in Clacton, so you can't blame them.
Boris thinks there are,
so blame Boris!
[quote][p][bold]Shambolic[/bold] wrote: There are very few immigrants in Clacton, so you can't blame them.[/p][/quote]Boris thinks there are, so blame Boris! tomtheDJ

1:31pm Fri 9 Aug 13

lauriesmith123@btinternet.com says...

Route88 wrote:
“We need a tough response but the police cannot do it on their own.” - I hope this is an implied criticism of the criminal courts who, all too often, let thugs and robbers off with a 'slap across the wrist'!
I have just moved here and since then all I have heard is bad news, it's about time our councillor got a grip with what's happening in Clacton and the area and try to stop these people who have no hope of getting a job or a home from coming here. If the jobs are not here and the housing is not here why are they being sent here. It's such a shame to see the town going down the pan because of the down and outs just lazing about because they have nothing to do, it's bad enough for the people who were raised here not to be able to get jobs or homes, it is so demoralising for them.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like this everyone I speak to have the same views, surely we should be heard and not just put on the back burner and have to put up with it, because our lives are being affected too as we don't feel safe in our own town really bad news. We should be represented in parliament and Clacton put forward for a bit of help in the situation we are in not told we are the worst area in Britain not so.
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: “We need a tough response but the police cannot do it on their own.” - I hope this is an implied criticism of the criminal courts who, all too often, let thugs and robbers off with a 'slap across the wrist'![/p][/quote]I have just moved here and since then all I have heard is bad news, it's about time our councillor got a grip with what's happening in Clacton and the area and try to stop these people who have no hope of getting a job or a home from coming here. If the jobs are not here and the housing is not here why are they being sent here. It's such a shame to see the town going down the pan because of the down and outs just lazing about because they have nothing to do, it's bad enough for the people who were raised here not to be able to get jobs or homes, it is so demoralising for them. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like this everyone I speak to have the same views, surely we should be heard and not just put on the back burner and have to put up with it, because our lives are being affected too as we don't feel safe in our own town really bad news. We should be represented in parliament and Clacton put forward for a bit of help in the situation we are in not told we are the worst area in Britain not so. lauriesmith123@btinternet.com

9:57am Mon 12 Aug 13

treadstone says...

they come from london in their former semi's in loughton and the surrounding. they buy big houses at 250k in clacton and pocket another 200k in the bank..they spawn kids like no tomorrow and then these kids turn into mini wannabe gangsters sort of kenneth noye types of the lower middle classes. they then bring their street yardie gange like culture chums down here to back them up...then the S***T starts...
colchester is now infested with it in the schools and 6th form colleges..the institute is getting it as well....they are not the real tough london people,,, the tough ones stay in the smoke...these are the pretenders that pick on the weak and the poor...kavanagh & alston have got their work cut out here....its going to take a lot more than words and rhetoric to sort this bunch out...st osyth has now become the posh haven for a lot of the miscreant mr big's of the underworld.
i say call the heavy mob in and give them a taste of what it is really like to be knocked about thats a some of their own medicine .
they come from london in their former semi's in loughton and the surrounding. they buy big houses at 250k in clacton and pocket another 200k in the bank..they spawn kids like no tomorrow and then these kids turn into mini wannabe gangsters sort of kenneth noye types of the lower middle classes. they then bring their street yardie gange like culture chums down here to back them up...then the S***T starts... colchester is now infested with it in the schools and 6th form colleges..the institute is getting it as well....they are not the real tough london people,,, the tough ones stay in the smoke...these are the pretenders that pick on the weak and the poor...kavanagh & alston have got their work cut out here....its going to take a lot more than words and rhetoric to sort this bunch out...st osyth has now become the posh haven for a lot of the miscreant mr big's of the underworld. i say call the heavy mob in and give them a taste of what it is really like to be knocked about thats a some of their own medicine . treadstone

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