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Lancashire secures funding to tackle knife crime and serious violence

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has secured almost £3m in Government funding to help tackle and prevent knife crime and serious violence across the county. Lancashire is one of 18 areas across the country to be allocated funding, with £1.82m from the Knife Crime Fund and £1.16m for the setting up and running of a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The […]

12 August, 2019

Over £25,000 given to community projects as £150k fund reopens

Over £25,000 of funding, recovered from criminals, has been provided to projects in Lancashire after the relaunch of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Ten schemes will deliver projects with support from the fund, which provides small grants of up to £3,000 to tackle local concerns which meet the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan priorities. In 2019/20, £150,000 […]

2 August, 2019

Commissioner calls on new PM to repair damage after decade of police cuts in Lancashire

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has called on Boris Johnson to address almost 10 years of police cuts after promising 20,000 new police officers across the country during his first address as Prime Minister. After the Prime Minister pledged recruitment for these officers would ‘start forthwith’, the Commissioner is demanding that any additional resource is allocated pro rata, […]

25 July, 2019

£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
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