Crime commissioner launches Community Safety Fund

Darlington and Stockton Times: Durham constabulary Durham constabulary

COUNTY Durham organisations that work to improve their local communities can apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

A Community Safety Fund has been launched by PCC Ron Hogg and applications will be considered from groups that work in areas such as tackling anti-social behaviour, reducing alcohol drug problems and improving road safety.

Applications to the fund will be considered twice a year, in April and September, and the deadline for the first round is April 14.

For further details about the fund and to download a copy of the application form, visit the PCC's website durham-pcc.gov.uk or call 03000-264629.

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9:10am Sat 5 Apr 14

Homshaw1 says...

Durham police are a joke. Anti-social behaviour and wanton damage to people's property is rife with the police doing little to bring the offenders to justice, they want to give free drugs to addicts, go easy on shoplifters, turn a blind eye to their own staff joy riding at 140 mph in public financed vehicles and now they are looking to give large sums of public money for the enjoyment of people they should probably be arresting.
Durham police are a joke. Anti-social behaviour and wanton damage to people's property is rife with the police doing little to bring the offenders to justice, they want to give free drugs to addicts, go easy on shoplifters, turn a blind eye to their own staff joy riding at 140 mph in public financed vehicles and now they are looking to give large sums of public money for the enjoyment of people they should probably be arresting. Homshaw1
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10:34pm Sat 5 Apr 14

John Justice says...

There are many local organisations that are run by voluntary workers. These include sports clubs scout and guide organisations and other organisations giving support to those more needy than others. I recognise that many such organisations by their very nature stop or save many from a life of crime or give hope to those needing support. Whatever one thinks of our local Police and criminals £20,000 is an effective crime prevention cost if spent correctly.
There are many local organisations that are run by voluntary workers. These include sports clubs scout and guide organisations and other organisations giving support to those more needy than others. I recognise that many such organisations by their very nature stop or save many from a life of crime or give hope to those needing support. Whatever one thinks of our local Police and criminals £20,000 is an effective crime prevention cost if spent correctly. John Justice
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8:53am Mon 7 Apr 14

Homshaw1 says...

John Justice wrote:
There are many local organisations that are run by voluntary workers. These include sports clubs scout and guide organisations and other organisations giving support to those more needy than others. I recognise that many such organisations by their very nature stop or save many from a life of crime or give hope to those needing support. Whatever one thinks of our local Police and criminals £20,000 is an effective crime prevention cost if spent correctly.
It was only a few month ago the Police Commissioner, in spite of a on-line survey against doing so and quoting unsupported face to face contacts, increased the amount levied on hard pressed law abiding council tax payers by the maximum available without their agreement.

It now seems he has cash available to donate £20,000 to an unspecified number of organisations. We are talking large amounts of money and the rate payer should not be forced to pay it.

In spite of dubious police statistics anti-social behaviour is getting worse mainly because the police and justice system seems incapable of dealing with it effectively. If someone was going to give me £20K for an organisation I was involved in I would say it was an effective use of money. It doesn't make it true.
[quote][p][bold]John Justice[/bold] wrote: There are many local organisations that are run by voluntary workers. These include sports clubs scout and guide organisations and other organisations giving support to those more needy than others. I recognise that many such organisations by their very nature stop or save many from a life of crime or give hope to those needing support. Whatever one thinks of our local Police and criminals £20,000 is an effective crime prevention cost if spent correctly.[/p][/quote]It was only a few month ago the Police Commissioner, in spite of a on-line survey against doing so and quoting unsupported face to face contacts, increased the amount levied on hard pressed law abiding council tax payers by the maximum available without their agreement. It now seems he has cash available to donate £20,000 to an unspecified number of organisations. We are talking large amounts of money and the rate payer should not be forced to pay it. In spite of dubious police statistics anti-social behaviour is getting worse mainly because the police and justice system seems incapable of dealing with it effectively. If someone was going to give me £20K for an organisation I was involved in I would say it was an effective use of money. It doesn't make it true. Homshaw1
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