New focus on community issues could benefit the people of Skegness

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By MarieW | Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:43

SKEGNESS communities could benefit from a new partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick.

The council and Mr Hardwick have agreed to work more closely to tackle a range of priority areas, including anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and re-offending. They also plan to provide better support to the victims of crime.

Councillor Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: "We already work closely with the police, providing £1.5m each year to help fund the county's PCSOs.

"But we feel more can be done. Over the next couple of years, we'll be funding a number of projects that will have a direct impact on these priority areas.

"For example, we'll be extending a pilot scheme that supports repeat victims of anti-social behaviour and those that are most vulnerable. We'll also be launching a new project that will help perpetrators of domestic violence change their ways. We believe these steps will make a real difference to the lives of our residents."

Mr Hardwick added: "The county council and I both aim to protect and improve the lifestyles enjoyed by local residents. We have a number of common goals, and by working together we can achieve these more effectively.

"This agreement will help me meet my goals of more visible policing, a reduction in crime and better support for the victims of crime.. And by taking a partnership approach, we can also ensure that we are both making the best use of resources, giving local taxpayers even better value for money."

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