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Four Preston groups share £22,000 of reclaimed criminal cash

Posted on - 20th December, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden

£22,752 criminal’s cash to fight crime has been awarded to projects across Preston.

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Andrew Snowden, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has awarded another £77k to projects taking the fight to criminals in Lancashire, with more than £22,000 allocated to Preston.

The project utilises cash seized from offenders to boost schemes that make the county safer.

Preston projects include City Church Preston, CNOS Youth Initiative, Tanterton Village Centre and Certain Curtain Theatre Company.

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Commissioner Andrew Snowden’s Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund has supported more than 60 projects since launch in March 2022.

He said: “I’m happy to put more money into all parts of the Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund. These projects share the goal of following my Fighting Crime Plan and keeping people safe.

“By giving money to groups who know their communities well, we can make a real difference across the county. It’s even better knowing we’re using money taken from criminals. By making areas stronger, dealing with the key issues often behind offending, and supporting the work officers do to tackle criminals and get them off our streets.

“I’ll keep working closely with the Chief Constable to make sure we’re doing what the public wants – punishing those who make life hard for others and keeping Lancashire safe.”

City Church Preston has been give £8,000 for perimeter fencing.

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This will secure part of the site to prevent illicit activities, supporting the priority of getting tough on anti-social behaviour.

While Community Network and Outreach Services CIC has been awarded £10,000 to put towards the CNOS Youth Initiative.

Community Network and Outreach Services CIC’s CNOS Youth Initiative provides non-formal educational sessions for young people, aiming to address issues and support the community against anti-social behaviour and organized crime.

Certain Curtain Theatre Company is putting £2,600 towards the Lady In Red – Domestic Abuse Project.

Certain Curtain Theatre Company’s Lady In Red – Domestic Abuse Project aims to raise awareness about domestic abuse through live theatre performances and educational workshops, aligning with the priority of tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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Tanterton Village Centre has been given £2,152.42 for a CCTV upgrade.

Tanterton Village Centre’s CCTV Upgrade project involves installing cameras to enhance surveillance and address disturbances in specific areas, aligning with priorities of getting tough on anti-social behaviour and cracking down on burglary and robbery.

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