Royal Borough to receive cash from crime commissioner

Royal Borough to receive cash from crime commissioner

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Nicola Hine

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Royal Borough to receive cash from crime commissioner
Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

A cash boost of nearly £150,000 is set to be given to the Royal Borough by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld.

The money is part of a £3.5million investment announced by Mr Stansfeld in a bid to reduce crime and the causes of offending.

Of that, £3.083 million comes from a government grant and the rest is a top-up from the commissioner's own budget.

The borough will receive £147,005, with £91,752 going to the Community Safety Partnership,  £33,562 to the Drugs and Alcohol Action Team, and £21,691 to the Youth Offending Team.

It plans to use the money as part of a joined-up approach towards six priorities.

They are alcohol misuse and related crime, drug misuse and related crime, protecting vulnerable individuals and communities, tackling anti-social behaviour, promoting public reassurance and addressing youth issues.

Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for community safety, said: "I am delighted we have received this funding as it will enable the Community Safety Partnership to continue its successful programme in reducing crime and disorder. By working in partnership we can ensure we take a joined up approach and use the funding more effectively."

Slough Borough Council is set to receive £371,619.

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