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Government priorities questioned as President Trump’s golf trip gets more money than Lancashire Police

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has questioned the Government’s approach after the Treasury announced it will make five million pounds available to Police Scotland to facilitate President Trump’s visit. The Commissioner has written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to ask that the same principle be applied to Lancashire Constabulary’s operation to police anti-fracking protests in the county. Despite […]

13 July, 2018

Commissioner disappointed as Lancashire police face biggest shortfall in Home Office funding decision

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has called again for the Government to review its decision making as new figures show that Lancashire police are the biggest losers in a Home Office funding process. The Home Office reserves a pot from the national policing budget to meet unexpected policing costs. Data published this week showed that Lancashire’s bid to […]

7 June, 2018

Lancashire Police ‘short-changed’ by Government over fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has urged Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd to reconsider a decision to reimburse Lancashire Police just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests at Preston New Road. Despite repeated requests outlining the growing costs of the policing operation, which by the end of March 2018 will have reached […]

28 March, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions: fracking

Who is paying for policing? Facilitating the right to peaceful protest, keeping roads and highways open, protecting the public and preventing crimes occurring are all elements of the day to day job of Lancashire police. As residents of Lancashire we are all paying for everything the police do through national taxation, which comes back to the police through Home Office […]

20 March, 2017

Clive Grunshaw calls on the Government to meet the cost of policing the fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to meet the costs of policing protests against fracking in Lancashire. The Commissioner said: “The decision to allow fracking in Lancashire is a decision made in Westminster, but the people of Lancashire are being asked to pick up the tab of policing the protests that go with it. “Sajid Javid […]

14 March, 2017
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