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  • Council spends £320k to crackdown on crime

    Tom Martin

    MORE than £320,000 has been spent by Sefton Council in the last financial year on helping to reduce crime in the borough.

    A new report has been published showing how  across the  12 month period, Sefton’s Safer Communities Partnership (SSCP) has invested in a number of initiatives, programmes and activities designed to disrupt and prevent crime.

    Some of the 'key targets' included investing in community infrastructure projects, working with victims, combating domestic and sexual abuse, tackling serious and organised crime, and finally improving youth offending services

    Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “In the last financial year we have spent over £320,000 on helping to reduce crime, supporting victims and working with partners to provide resilience to our wonderful communities.

    “Through the SSCP we identify a number of areas where there is a need for a project, scheme or event which can often deter crime and anti-social behaviour as well as provide a platform of education.

    “The impact that the SSCP have had, from our park night sessions to our scrambler bike partnership work with Merseyside Police, has been incredible and we are constantly receiving positive feedback from our initiatives.

    “We are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour in Sefton along with partners in the Sefton Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership (SSCP), and this is shown we’ve seen an incredible reduction in anti-social behaviour incidents since we started our invaluable work.

    “We will continue to build a positive future for our thriving communities and work tirelessly to combat any crime and anti-social behaviour in Sefton.”

    For more details on the Sefton Safer Communities Partnership, or to read the latest report, visit www.sefton.gov.uk

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