September 29th, 2008

76 Trombones

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Freedom of Information, don’t ya love it?

The latest release about the police is that we are currently spending squillions of tax-payer’s cash on brass bands.

South Yorkshire are spending about £20,000 a year of their band. GMP have spent over £200,000 in the last 9 years. Apparently, they’re spending all this cash on instruments, travel & refreshments. The authors of the stories suspect that about 1million quid has been spent in the last 8 years.

This is amazing. I’ve been in the job 30 years & never seen a police band. If I’d realised I could have had a new trumpet & some sandwiches courtesy of the chief constable, I’d have joined up years ago. They’ll be telling me I can have time off to bang out the rocking vibes of the Hovis advert to some OAPs at the local Derby & Joan next.

Where do I sign?

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3 comments

  1. MetAnon says:

    We havnt had a police band for years, i think its a shame – not like the good old days eh?

    September 29th, 2008 at 20:16

  2. Tony F says:

    Strumpet? ohh Please. My hearing aint wot it used to be…

    September 29th, 2008 at 22:28

  3. officer dibble says:

    I think the Taxpayers Alliance needs to get excited about some of the serious amounts of brass this job has ‘wasted’ over the years.

    Its good to think that some forces still support something like that.I think pro rata it gives more police/public stuff than any long winded and expensive media nonsense we come up with.

    September 29th, 2008 at 22:47

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