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Month: February 2020

Theatre group helping tackle doorstep scammers with community funding

An East Lancashire based theatre group have created a performance which raises awareness about doorstep scams – and will be touring the area, engaging with those most vulnerable to becoming victims. The Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle has developed the project after initially delivering a pilot project to 70 older people, with support from local PCSOs. With support from the […]

26 February, 2020

Bike project helping build West Lancashire community

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised a project which is helping local people gain training and experience repairing bikes, with many going on to gain employment in West Lancashire. The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund has supported the vital work being done through the Skelmersdale scheme, helping deliver training which has seen people who may have been vulnerable, with nothing […]

19 February, 2020

Commissioner funding helps East Lancashire project tackle reoffending

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has seen how an East Lancashire project is helping to tackle reoffending and engage with young people, with help from his dedicated fund. Burnley FC in the Community were granted £12,680 to expand their ‘It’s Your Turf’ and ‘Premier League Kicks’ projects. ‘It’s Your Turf’ delivers targeted activities which work with people already in the […]

18 February, 2020

Business joins Commissioner in ‘Backing Lancashire’ pledge

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has reaffirmed his commitment to ‘Backing Lancashire’ and investing into the county, as he met with a local business which is delivering specialist training with the force. Sancus Solutions deliver a range of training for Lancashire Constabulary and other forces across the country, including specialist training around road policing investigation. Employing five people locally and […]

13 February, 2020

Legal surgeries supporting community after Commissioner grant

An East Lancashire based project is helping provide legal advice and support to those who otherwise would not be able to access it, after a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Delivered by Lancashire Collaborative Ministry in partnership with Lancaster University and the Open University, the sessions are initially scheduled to run for a three-month trial […]

12 February, 2020

Accounting apprentice talks about role as Commissioner marks National Apprenticeship Week

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw met with a finance apprentice working within Lancashire Police, hearing how she is enjoying playing an important role whilst learning new skills, to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020. He met with Rohey Sidibeh, who is completing her AAT finance apprenticeship, studying at Runshaw College whilst gaining vital experience in the finance team based […]

7 February, 2020

Lancashire Constabulary rated as ‘outstanding for efficiency’ by Inspectorate

Lancashire Constabulary has been rated as outstanding for efficiency following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Additionally, the Inspectorate rated the Constabulary good at reducing crime, keeping people safe, protecting vulnerable people and treating its staff and communities with fairness. HMICFRS inspects all Police Forces and Fire and Rescue Services in England […]

Commissioner calls for fairer funding following Government police settlement announcement

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is standing up for Lancashire and calling on the Government for fairer, long term funding of policing following the latest police funding settlement. The delayed settlement, announced by Policing Minister Kit Malthouse on 22nd January, claimed to set out the biggest increase in funding to forces in a decade, but has once again left Lancashire […]

4 February, 2020
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