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Month: May 2020

Police and Crime Commissioner calls for certainty over police funding as cost of coronavirus nears £1m

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has called on government to provide more certainty around police funding as the costs of coronavirus continue to increase. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Constabulary has spent an extra £795k on responding to the crisis with the figure set to break the £1m mark by June. This unprecedented pressure on […]

21 May, 2020

Funding for domestic abuse services

Domestic abuse and sexual violence services can now access additional funding to help them continue to support victims through the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Justice has allocated funding to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, to distribute directly to the charities supporting those most in need. The funding can only be used by organisations providing direct support […]

20 May, 2020

Short film shared to warn young people of image sharing dangers

Captured, a short film produced by the Artz Centre in Skelmersdale, focusses on the dangers of sharing images online. Funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, the film was produced to be shown in local schools and colleges to support teachers and other professionals to explore image sharing and possible consequences. As […]

13 May, 2020

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner responds to Government announcement on lockdown changes

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says the challenge for policing has been made ever greater by the change in Government guidance and is urging people to use common sense and continue to protect themselves as much as possible. The Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday night, which begun the relaxation of the lockdown measures, resulted in some confusion across the country […]

12 May, 2020

Special Constables working to keep Lancashire safe during Covid-19 pandemic

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has praised the county’s Special Constables who have continued to give up their time during the coronavirus lockdown, to help make Lancashire a safer place, with many working extra hours and some volunteering the equivalent of a full time officer. Since the start of lockdown in March, almost 10,000 hours have been worked […]

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