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Investment to support safer streets in Preston

Posted on - 28th December, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News
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Lancshire PCC Clive Grunshaw with Street Pastors

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has shown his support for street pastors and angels with £25,000 put towards the cause.

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The lion’s share will go to Preston and South Ribble, which will receive £10,000 of the total amount.

The money will be split between five organisations in the county that are helping to make Lancashire’s streets a safer place to be.

Read more: Funding available for community groups to help make safer neighbourhoods

The members of the groups are trained volunteers who usually patrol the streets of their community on a Friday and Saturday night. They support the homeless and other vulnerable people whilst offering assistance to night-time revellers and preventing violent incidents getting out of hand.

Funding is essential and goes towards help training new volunteers, upskill current volunteers and for food and drink for the vulnerable people.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, said: “I’m delighted to be able to support the vital work that continues to be done by these organisations to help keep our streets safe.

“They provide support to vulnerable people, which is one of the key priorities in my Police and Crime Plan, whilst also providing a rewarding opportunity for those who want to give back to their community through volunteering.”

Read more: Keep up to date with all things Preston City Centre

Was one of your areas selected to receive money? What do you think of the investment to safer streets? Let us know in the comments below.

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