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Reports on police liaison meetings

On this page we will report on our communication with the police. We do believe in transparency, and so publishing all reports of meetings or other communication with the police is part of being transparent.

Stop New Nuclear police liaison meeting on Sunday, 30 September 2012, 11:00am-12:30pm, Cafe at John Lewis at home, Swindon

Present: Bruce Turnbull (Avon & Somerset police), Craig Kirk (Avon & Somerset police), Andreas Speck (Stop New Nuclear), Camilla Berens (Stop New Nuclear)

Craig began the meeting by expressing his condolences about the sudden death of Crispin Aubrey of Stop Hinkley (see http://stophinkley.org/PressReleases/pr120929.htm). He assumed the protests would still go ahead, which we confirmed.

Notes from meeting between Avon & Somerset police and Stop New Nuclear, 31 August 2012

Present: Bruce Turnbull (Avon & Somerset police), Craig Kirk (Avon & Somerset police), Andreas Speck (Stop New Nuclear), Camilla Berens (Stop New Nuclear)

The meeting took place in the Tobacco Factory in Bristol from 1-2.25pm.

After introductions, we began with an explanation that our delay in responding to the initial police request for a meeting was due to a combination of holidays and a technical hiccup, which has now been solved.

Notes from police liaison meeting, 7 March 2012

Present: Neil, Craig Kirk, Bruce Turnbull (Avon & Somerset police), Zoe Smith & Andreas Speck, Stop New Nuclear

At the beginning of the meeting, we were introduced to Neil, who will be part of the Avon & Somerset “protester engagement team” on 10 and 11 March, during the night shift. They will be joined by three other officers: Pete, Debbie, David (if we got these names correctly).

Craig gave us the answer from the silver commander to the questions we raised last time:

Report of Police liaison meeting, 16 February 2012

Present: Craig Kirk and Bruce Turnbull (Avon & Somerset police), Zoe Smith and Andreas Speck (Stop New Nuclear)

Craig asked at the beginning of the meeting to come back to some issues raised at the debriefing meeting in November, to clarify some of the criticisms raised by Stop New Nuclear.

Stop New Nuclear police liaison team debrief with Avon & Somerset police, 23 November 2011

Present

Sergeant Craig Kirk, Avon & Somerset police, Inspector Bruce Turnbull, Avon & Somerset police, Andreas Speck, Stop New Nuclear, Zoe Smith, Stop New Nuclear.

The meeting took place in the Tobacco factory in Bristol. Both Andreas and Zoe took notes.

Prior to the meeting, the police did receive the Stop New Nuclear police liaison report, written Angie.

The report outlined seven points to raise during the de-briefing meeting:

Stop New Nuclear Police Liaison Team Meeting with Avon & Somerset police, 17 September 2011, 2-3 p.m.

Present

Sergeant Craig Kirk, Avon & Somerset police, Inspector Bruce Turnbull, Avon & Somerset police, Andreas Speck, Stop New Nuclear, Angie Zelter, Stop New Nuclear.

The meeting took place in the Tobacco factory in Bristol. Both Andreas and Angie took notes.

Inspector Bruce Turnbull introduced himself. He normally works as a negotiator, and on the days of the demonstration in Bridgwater and blockade at Hinkley he will be our communication channel to Ch Supt Tilley, who will be silver commander. The bronze commander will be Ch Insp Paul Richards.

1st Police Liaison Meeting on Sat 13th August in Bridgwater from 8a.m. to 9.15a.m.

With Zoe Smith (taking notes), Andreas Speck and Angie Zelter for Stop New Nuclear and

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