I phoned 999 recently to inform the police of a crime in action. They asked my name and I said, â€˜Cllr Jonathan Bishopâ€™. The officer said, â€˜I donâ€™t care about that, just Jonathan Bishopâ€™. Shocked and appalled I made an informal complaint. The police got back to me today and apologised for the way I was treated. They pointed out that the officer was trying to say that it made no difference whether I was a councillor or not as the priorities are the same for all people. I didn’t expect otherwise.
She then said that in future salutations would be recognised. Before she put the phone done she said, â€˜Thank you Mr Bishopâ€™ â€“ Can you believe it!