PCC candidate – Phil Butler (Con) outlines:

Really appreciate you getting in touch. Hopefully you will be aware that I’m a massive cycling fan? Keen to discuss this further locally if we can? I like the idea but what about the Sustrans people they have local volunteers? Unfortunately I can’t open the attachment but as I say I would like to talk face to face with someone.

We clarified “What we are after is a police officer liaising with the cycling community. A point of contact so to speak. Sustrans are great, you are right, but a liaison officer would not be something they can facilitate. So. For the time being, the question is whether you’d be happy, if elected, for a point-of-contact to be set up to iron out a few creases.”

Phil replied “Sure, fits well into the road strategy.