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Commissioner calls on Government to come clean to council tax payers on police funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to come clean to council tax payers about the increased funding for policing announced today in the House of Commons. Policing Minister Nick Hurd today revealed the latest finance settlement for PCCs across the country to fund their forces, with next year’s Central Grant funding allocation to Lancashire staying at […]

19 December, 2017

Lancashire Commissioner joins North West colleagues in calling on the Government to reverse police cuts

This week, myself and other North West colleagues called on the Government to reverse years of policing austerity in Wednesday’s Queen Speech I joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Police Crime Commissioners for Merseyside and Cheshire in writing to the Home Secretary to ensure that the public’s concerns about police cuts are top of the Government’s agenda. Citing recent […]

23 June, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions: fracking

Who is paying for policing? Facilitating the right to peaceful protest, keeping roads and highways open, protecting the public and preventing crimes occurring are all elements of the day to day job of Lancashire police. As residents of Lancashire we are all paying for everything the police do through national taxation, which comes back to the police through Home Office […]

20 March, 2017

Clive Grunshaw calls on the Government to meet the cost of policing the fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to meet the costs of policing protests against fracking in Lancashire. The Commissioner said: “The decision to allow fracking in Lancashire is a decision made in Westminster, but the people of Lancashire are being asked to pick up the tab of policing the protests that go with it. “Sajid Javid […]

14 March, 2017


Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to stop conning the public over claims it has protected police funding at 2015/16 levels. The plea comes after the Government revealed its latest finance settlement for PCCs to fund their police services which shows a grant reduction of £3.5m for the same period. The Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, today revealed […]

15 December, 2016

Commissioner seeks views on council tax

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today launched a survey asking the public if they want to freeze or increase the amount they pay towards policing in the county. The Commissioner is responsible for setting the budget for the police and for deciding the amount of council tax (known as the precept) the public in Lancashire pay towards […]

Commissioner welcomes report into efficiency of police

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed a report from independent inspectors that rated Lancashire Constabulary as one of the most efficient forces in the country. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) into the efficiency of police forces found Lancashire to be ‘good’ overall at efficiently keeping people safe and reducing crime. Furthermore, inspectors could […]

3 November, 2016

Commissioner praises project to reduce reoffending

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner  Clive Grunshaw has praised the work of AFC Fylde Community Foundation to prevent and reduce offending behaviour across the region. The Positive Pathways programme, which was awarded £20,000 by the Commissioner, aims to change the lives of young people and adults who have previously committed offences, and others who are at risk of offending crimes. […]

5 August, 2016

Drone to help police and fire service operations in Lancashire

A drone is set to be used to assist police and firefighters in Lancashire thanks to a new collaboration between fire and police. Training is underway for the pilots who will operate the drone, which will be used to help in a wide range of situations including: large road traffic collisions, wide area flooding, large moorland fires, inspecting unsafe structures, […]

11 July, 2016

Commissioner invites applications for £75k funding pot

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has relaunched his Community Action Fund (CAF) by making £75,000 available to fund grass roots initiatives that help cut crime, reduce re-offending or support victims. The CAF scheme has grown since it was first launched in 2013 and more than £190,000 has been awarded to 116 organisations to date. Last year, grants worth […]

5 July, 2016
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