'˜Growing demand' for police in county

Lancashire's police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw is asking residents for their views on policing as pressures on the service grow and resources continue to reduce.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 11:25 am
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 11:27 am
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Mr Grunshaw has launched an online survey and a series of roadshow events to ask residents’ views.

He said: “Year on year we have less money to deliver policing in Lancashire as a result of growing demand and rising costs due to inflation. With the Government not providing any extra resources but passing the burden onto council tax payers, I want to get a clear view from the public about their priorities and how safe they feel.

“Having made savings of £84m since 2010 with a further £18m to find by 2022, Lancashire’s police service will continue to have to adapt.

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“With fewer officers and resources it is even more important to ensure that our plans meet operational needs but also public priorities.”

People can also meet with police at the Houndshill Shopping Centre on August 29 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Fill in the survey online at www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved.