Richard Minshull

  • published 2nd Lockdown "Essential Items" Petition 2020-10-24 13:08:43 +0100

    2nd Lockdown "Essential Items" Petition

    Throughout the pandemic, all Governments have tried to protect the public in the best way they know how. However, The Welsh Government have resorted to draconian, heavy-handed bans and restrictions, most recently preventing shops from selling all but “essential items”. This latest diktat means that whilst you can buy alcohol and cigarettes, you cannot buy children’s clothes, books or winter blankets. Please sign our petition below to get this ban reversed quickly.

    I/we, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government in Cardiff to reverse their ban on the sale of “non-essential” items, many of which are in fact genuinely essential to some people. 
  • published Members Survey 2020-10-16 14:20:11 +0100

    Members Survey

    As a member and supporter of the Conservative party, your input is vital to making sure that the messages we campaign on properly reflect the views of our members. I am under no illusion that there is a lot of work to do raise the profile and understanding of the Police & Crime Commissioner. To help me do that, I need to know what you want a Conservative PCC to do in Dyfed-Powys.

  • published Puppy Farming 2020-10-12 20:14:26 +0100

    Petition to Ban Puppy & Kitten Farming

    Earlier this year the UK Conservative Government introduced 'Lucy's Law' - a landmark law banning low-welfare, high-volume supply of puppies and kittens in England. Unfortunately the Welsh Labour Government have yet to introduce this law. Every day that passes without this law in place is another day that animals are left to suffer.

    Please sign our petition to get this law introduced as soon as possible.

    We, the undersigned, call upon the Welsh Government to introduce an immediate ban on low-welfare puppy and kitten farms throughout Wales.

  • published My Plan 2020-10-01 15:30:49 +0100

    My plan to tackle crime and keep our communities safe

    Dyfed-Powys Police force area covers a diverse mix of rural and urban communities across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. In recent years, our police have done an incredible job of keeping our communities safe. The coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life and has impacted policing priorities across our area. Our police are no longer just the thin blue line of law and order. They have a pivotal role in community safety and protection for the public.

    The vital ingredients for an effective police force are not just people and resources, but also public confidence. Police and Crime Commissioners can deliver that confidence by being an effective link between the public and those who protect us.

    I am seeking your support to become Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner in 2021 because I believe that together we can deliver an effective and efficient police force to tackle crime and keep our communities safe. With your support we can make Dyfed-Powys an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

    Below are my six priorities for Dyfed-Powys:

    1. More police on our streets

    By recruiting an extra 20,000 police across the UK, we will have greater police visibility in Dyfed-Powys and ensure we help our dedicated officers tackle crime, protect communities and be a force for all.

    2. Supporting the police during COVID-19

    Police officers are not immune to coronavirus. Like all key workers, they must be protected so that they can protect us. We will ensure they are able to focus on targeted outbreaks and individuals who fail to comply with the rules.

    3. Cracking down on rural crime

    Our rural communities are too often the target of crime with quad bikes, farm machinery and animal theft. Prevention and detection should be a top priority for the police and we will operate a campaign of zero tolerance against those who prey on the most vulnerable rural properties.

    4. Disrupt and dismantle county lines drug gangs

    By working with senior Dyfed-Powys Police Officers as well as other forces such as The Met Police and National Crime Agency, we will launch a coordinated campaign to disrupt and dismantle drug gangs at both the city and county ends, putting a stop to the devastation they inflict on our communities.

    5. Reducing response times across Dyfed-Powys

    The geography of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys presents a unique challenge to policing. By resourcing the police with the latest technology to reduce response times, we will keep isolated rural areas and towns safe from crime.

    6. Value for money from the police

    Taxpayers need to know they are getting value for money. This principle will underpin everything we do in Dyfed-Powys Police Force. We will prioritise frontline police officers on the beat.