Tony has lived in Nottinghamshire for over 40 years, moving here in the late 1960s to train as a teacher at what is now Nottingham Trent University. He taught Speech and Drama in our county’s schools for over 30 years before retiring a few years ago. Tony is currently a Trustee Director of a Primary Academy.
Tony has over 30 years experience in local government, the last nine as leader of a district that anticipated the cuts in Government funding and acted swiftly. The council that Tony led maintained a tight control on its budget and froze its council tax for four years whilst continuing to provide effective services that people both wanted and needed. Tony has also worked as a volunteer counsellor for the Probation Service, been a trustee of a charity helping with emergency aid and currently is the councillor responsible for ‘Community Safety’ on Newark & Sherwood District Council.
Tony Roberts believes that Nottinghamshire needs a Police and Crime Commissioner with affordable, realistic and sensible policies. Tony has a deliverable plan that will bring down crime, support victims and see the police given one simple target – to cut crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.
Tony Robert’s main aims for a safer Nottinghamshire: To cut crime and crack down on anti-social behaviour; to implement a zero tolerance approach to knife, drug and alcohol related crime; to give appropriate support to the victims of crime; to encourage efficiencies to put more money into front line activities; and to work in partnership with others to tackle the underlying causes of crime.