10th November 2023

Commissioner Snowden's investment welcomed by Kirkham Town Council

Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant, Cllr Christopher Hopkinson and Commissioner Andrew Snowden

Mr Snowden has provided £10K in funding through his Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods fund to upgrade the Town Council’s CCTV system with the aim of detecting and deterring crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The Commissioner was joined a by the local neighbourhood policing team sergeant to discuss current issues and possible solutions with Cllr Chris Hopkinson, Mayor of Kirkham Town Council.

Mr Snowden said: “I am delighted to be able to support local communities through my Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods fund to make areas like Kirkham safer.

“My fund uses cash seized from criminals and invests it back into projects that support the priorities in my Fighting Crime Plan to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

“It’s been great to hear about the positive relationship the Town Council has with the local policing team and to discuss ideas to build on this partnership with the aim of keeping local residents safe.

“As the public’s voice in policing I will continue to work with local communities, listen to concerns and work closely with the Constabulary to ensure they have the resources needed to continue to take the fight to criminals.”

Cllr Chris Hopkison, Mayor of Kirkham Town Council, added: “It’s been great to welcome Commissioner Snowden to Kirkham to discuss local issues and share our ideas on how these can be addressed.

“We are really pleased with the funding we have received to improve CCTV in the area which will help to deter crime and anti-social behaviour and capture evidence of any offending behaviour which we can share with our local policing team.

“The Town Council will continue to work closely with the local neighbourhood policing team to address problems in the area and to keep our community safe.”

The Commissioner’s Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund provides funding to support groups and projects which support the priorities in his Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire. Further information about the fund is available at lancashire-pcc.gov.uk/grant-funding.

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