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£200k towards reducing reoffending announced by Commissioner one year on from fund launch

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced a further £200k is set to be given to reduce reoffending across the county, almost one year on from launching his dedicated fund which has seen over £250k provided to 17 projects so far. Charities, organisations and partners will again be able to bid for projects that work with offenders in their areas […]

5 June, 2019

Commissioner calls on Government to address years of budget cuts as Panel backs funding plan

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to address the long term funding of policing and under investment from Westminster, as the Police and Crime Panel approved his 2019/2020 budget plan for Lancashire Police, which will see investment in more than 80 extra police officers. This follows a public consultation where 63% of over 4,600 respondents supported […]

22 January, 2019

Commissioner visits Blackburn based programme receiving funding to reduce reoffending

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has visited a programme to see how funding is working to reduce reoffending in Blackburn, Darwen and the wider Lancashire area. The SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) programme, delivered by Blackburn with Darwen Council, works with volunteers whose alcohol misuse was a key element in their offending. Alcohol monitoring through an ankle device is combined with […]

19 December, 2018

Commissioner responds to provisional police funding announcement for 2019/20

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has expressed concern about today’s announcement, where the Government has once again passed the burden of the cost of policing onto council tax payers, following the proposals made today in the House of Commons. Policing Minister Nick Hurd revealed the latest financial settlement for Police and Crime Commissioner’s across the country, with next year’s Central […]

13 December, 2018

Commissioner responds after policing is ignored in Budget statement

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw says he’s angry and disappointed after the Chancellor ignored policing and gave no commitment to increase funding in yesterday’s Budget statement. No new money was announced for frontline policing with the only reference to the service being a £160m investment to maintain essential specialist counter terrorism provision. Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive […]

30 October, 2018

Commissioner responds to Home Affairs Committee report which warns of dire consequences without more police funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is backing a report released by the Home Affairs Committee today urging the government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget, warning that without additional funding for policing, there will be dire consequences for public safety and criminal justice. The report comes just weeks after a National Audit Office report criticised Ministers for […]

25 October, 2018

Commissioner responds as National Audit Office report slams police funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is backing a report by the National Audit Office which criticises how the Home Office oversees policing and highlights that Ministers do not know the impact that funding cuts have had on police forces. Since 2010 Lancashire has had to make over £84m of savings as a direct result of the government cutting […]

11 September, 2018

More partnership working is needed to tackle rural crime issues

The National Rural Crime Survey released today shows growing demand on police from issues that need responses from across different authorities according to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The highest two reported issues in Lancashire were fly tipping and speeding, raised by 50% and 34% of respondents respectively. These came ahead of criminal damage (10%) and theft (9%). Lancashire Police […]

24 July, 2018

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’s Action Fund sees community groups awarded almost £70k to cut crime

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded almost £70,000 to local groups and organisations through his Community Action Fund (CAF). CAF funding has been distributed to projects across Lancashire, helping groups tackle local concerns and deliver the Commissioner’s key priorities. In total, £69,225 was allocated within the last financial year, with 30 successful applications awarded grants of up to £2,500 […]

21 June, 2018
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