Ellesmere Port - local community groups awarded PCC funding

Alert message sent 12/02/2021 11:07:00

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Local Community Groups awarded funding by Cheshire police and crime commissioner

The Community Police Fund links directly to the recently launched initiative to increase police visibility in every community in Cheshire by providing a dedicated Police Constable (PC) and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for all 122 policing communities.

The fund has been developed using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) 2002 to send a clear message to criminals that crime doesn’t pay.

PCC David Keane said: “By taking out the profits that fund crime and reinvesting them into community, we can help prevent further offences and increase community safety.
“This fund is empowering our local communities to work directly with our 122 community PCs and PCSOs on tailored projects which make a real difference to your local area.
“I look forward to seeing the difference this project will make in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour.”


So far, ‘Bridge Community Farm’‘Westminster Families’ and ‘Friends of Elm Grove Community Park' have all been successful in their applications to police and crime commissioner David Keane’s Community Police Fund to deliver projects within the Whitby, Rossmore and St. Pauls areas.

Bridge Community Farm have aided more families and service users this year since their project started.  Having discovered that they did not have enough usable space two new large log cabins were donated, giving them the option of running two different groups at one time and increasing the amount of service users they can accommodate. 

The PCC funding will be used to furnish and equip the lodges to enable sessions such as art crafts and woodwork to take place.

Westminster Communities will use the PCC funding to purchase and install two new metal benches on the Lime Street / New Grosvenor field.  These will replace those damaged in a recent arson attack and enable families to get back out, enjoy and make the most of their local green space.

Friends of Elm Grove Community Park have spent the past few years rejuvenating the small park land on Elm Grove from an unloved area, prime for anti-social behaviour and misuse, to that of an area used by many and enjoyed by an abundant number of children (as is was always intended).

The PCC Funding will be used to contribute towards the groups ongoing improvements and the installation of equipment, which will enhance its use for local visitors.

Further applications for funding, from our other wards are still under consideration so, fingers crossed we will have more successful bids to update you on very soon.
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Wendy Dalton (Cheshire Police, Ellesmere Port LPU, Whitby PCSO)

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