7th July 2023

Commissioner welcomes £1.4m Government Safer Streets Funding secured for Lancashire

This will see £1.4m to invest in crime prevention measures such as better CCTV or street lighting, or local community projects with a particular focus on driving down antisocial behaviour, preventing more burglaries and making streets safer for women and girls.

Building on the previous rounds of Safer Streets Funding that has seen a total of £2.6m invested into 6 projects, this money will support further funding of schemes that deliver the key priorities in the Commissioner’s Fight Crime Plan, deter crime, make areas feel safer and support enforcement.

This new funding announcement comes as the Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary launch Op Centurion this week, alongside the first ASB hotspot areas, announced in January, seeing increased patrols supported by £2m from Government as part of their anti-social behaviour action plan.

Also earlier this week the Commissioner was joined by Policing Minister Chris Philp MP in Chorley, looking at how investment into ASB hot spots is helping drive proactive police activity.

This Safer Streets fifth round of funding, at £60m nationally, is the biggest single pot to date, awarded directly to Police and Crime Commissioners.

The process for how this latest Safer Streets funding will be utilised and improvements delivered will be announced in due course.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:

“I’m delighted that we have secured more funding to tackle neighbourhood crime, keep people safe and support the work of Lancashire Constabulary in getting tough of offenders and protecting the public.

“This builds on previous successful investment, into projects that area making a real difference in people’s lives, whether that be through CCTV, street lighting or other preventative measures that address issues around anti-social behaviour, making streets safer for women and girls or supporting the crack down on burglary and robbery.

“We will utilise this funding efficiently and effectively, supporting the delivery of my Fighting Crime Plan, working closely with Lancashire Police to back enforcement and ultimate prevent innocent people becoming victims.”

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