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Government reimburses Lancashire Police for policing fracking protests

Government ministers have listened to calls from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, for costs associated with the policing of the Preston New Road fracking site to be reimbursed. The policing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, has today agreed to reimburse Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million. Last year the Commissioner made a Special Grant application to cover £1.5 million of costs […]

27 March, 2020

Radio scheme helping tackle crime in Accrington

Accrington’s town centre is benefiting from a radio scheme linking shops together to help prevent crime, with support from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The Town Link Radio Scheme creates community links between stores, police and give a better understanding of problems arising in the centre of the town. The Commissioner provided over £2,000 via Hyndburn Community Safety Partnership (CSP) […]

12 March, 2020

Commissioner granted over £300k for police Tasers

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been granted over £300,000 towards new Tasers for Lancashire Police, after successfully bidding for funding to help keep the people of Lancashire safe. A total of £313,500 will bring a further 380 Tasers into use across the force. This follows the Government announcement about investment to make Tasers more widely available, allowing […]

3 March, 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

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

Commissioner’s £25k supports Street Pastors and Angels across county

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the work being done by five organisations in the county who helping make Lancashire’s streets safer. A total of £25,000 was allocated to support the work of street pastors, street angels and similar organisations. Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors received £10,000, Blackpool & Fylde Street Angels £7,000, Chorley Street Pastors £4,000, and […]

16 December, 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner opens £100k fund to tackle knife crime

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, has today launched a brand new fund to tackle knife crime across the county. The Commissioner is calling on community and third sector organisations to submit funding applications for projects that aim to address the known underlying causes and drivers of knife crime Community groups and third sector organisations have the opportunity […]

22 October, 2019

Lancashire snubbed by Government as Commissioner demands ‘Give us our bobbies back’

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is demanding Government give back Lancashire the 750 police officers lost since 2010, as new figures released by the Home Office this morning indicate Lancashire Constabulary will still have almost 250 fewer officers than in 2010 – despite the 20,000 ‘boost’. With the breakdown of funding still not announced, the first 6,000 new officers will […]

9 October, 2019

Funding aimed at reducing reoffending supports Preston charity

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visited to hear about plans for a dedicated workshop and retail space for those who are homeless, vulnerable or may have offended in the past, run by the Foxton Centre in Preston to offer training opportunities and help people get into work and off the streets. Around £20,000 was provided from the Commissioner’s Reducing Reoffending […]

30 September, 2019
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