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Publication date:- 2017-01-27

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Local community join together to help write new 'Police and Crime Plan'

COMMUNITY members, local Council's, voluntary sector organisations, Police, health professionals and partners, from across the UK criminal justice sector, have all helped to develop the new 'Police and Crime Plan' for Lancashire area.  The Police and Crime Commissioner's 2016; 2021 plan shapes the way Policing and Justice Services are delivered by setting out strategic objectives which the Chief Constable and his team, are required to deliver against. It also shapes the work in communities of community safety partners and those delivering Criminal Justice Services.

The 4 priorities in the Lancashire Plan are:-

Protecting local Policing.
Tackling crime and reoffending.
Supporting vulnerable people and victims.
Developing safe and confident communities.

Mr Grunshaw said:- "Our engagement in developing the new plan was really extensive. I met with literally hundreds of people representing partner organisations and 1,672 Lancashire residents also completed survey to make sure I understand the issues that matter to them most. Despite the huge pressures that our Police and partners are facing, I am confident that by working together we can keep Lancashire safe. We have had some excellent feedback from all those involved and as we plan ahead I am sure that combined with these priorities we will deliver the public's priorities."

Survey findings showed the following results when residents were asked to rank Policing issues as high, medium or low risk priorities.

In total 1672 public survey responses were received and most said tackling major crimes such as:- murder, rape and serious assaults (93.6%) were their highest priority, with protecting children from child sexual exploitation (88.7%) coming second. Counter terrorism/tackling serious organised crime (75%), and patrolling neighbourhoods with high crime rates (72.4%) also ranked highly.

Responding to non-emergency calls (12.5%) and patrolling areas with low levels of crime were only ranked high priority by a small number of people (10%) and were actually seen as more than half of respondents' lowest priorities when it came to crime themes.

Mr Grunshaw added:- "These figures show that residents were actively looking for a response to crime in their area and it's an excellent way of getting to know what they wanted to tackle. As we re-new the priorities I will continue to listen to those involved who are assisting to make a difference to Policing in their area."

Performance against the Police and crime plan is reported to the Police and Crime Panel at quarterly meetings and also feature in an annual report. You can read more about the Police and Crime Plan online.

Moorside quartet put best foot forward for children's charity

A group of running pals from Moorside Park in Crosby have been inspired to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of UK wide children's charity, Action Medical Research.  Jim Hicks, Elizabeth Van Duyvenbode, Chris Beasley and Sarah Brewster from Moorside Park Run Club will be joining the country's biggest race on Sunday, 23 April 2017, to raise funds to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children. The running quartet is hoping to raise £4,500 with a string of fundraising events including, a race night, in March.  "Being parents, and having friends and family with children, means that running and raising money for Action Medical Research was an easy choice for the 4 of us to make. Not only is our aim to raise as much money as possible, but we also want to inspire people to realise that anything is possible!" said a spokesperson for the event.  For 65 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Research they've funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. Action Medical Research is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.   If you'd like to run for a reason and raise funds for Action Medical Research, or you're interested in a place in the world's greatest and best known events and races, head to:- Action.Org.UK/Events/Running. To support the team's fundraising, please visit:- Action.Org.UK/Sponsor/Moorside4Action.

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