We have officially launched our new arrangement with the Suffolk Foundation who are helping us to manage the new Safer Suffolk Fund of £300,000. This is not new money, but a significant proportion of our £700,000 community safety fund, which comes to us from Government.
I am delighted to be working the Suffolk Foundation, it makes great sense for them to be responsible for this fund, although be assured we will be closely involved in the process and I will be ultimately responsible for the allocation of this fund. Last year the fund was used to help a very wide range of community groups and organisations in the voluntary sector. The fund has helped to combat the problems of alcohol and drug abuse, domestic abuse, counselling for victims of serious sexual offences and helping to combat anti-social behaviour.
Details for applications for the Safer Suffolk Fund are available here and the main proviso is that the work done has to be consistent with and support my Suffolk Police and Crime Plan.
PCC and Chief Constable on tour…..
On Tuesday (September 2nd) Douglas and I will continue our ‘on tour’ of the county. We will be in Hadleigh in Marrison’s car park in Calais Street, from 1-4pm.
The next in our series of public meetings across the county, will be held at The Limes Hotel, Needham Market on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 6.30pm and on Monday 22 September we’ll be at East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft at 6.30pm. The last in the this year’s series of public meetings will be held in UCS on Ipswich Waterfront on Monday 13th October.
These meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and to find out more about policing in their area. More detail…
This month’s Passmore Priority is: Marine Crime
As PCC my ambition is to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest. My Passmore Priority for August focuses on marine crime.
I want boat owners to enjoy Suffolk’s beautiful waterways but I also want them to be safe and secure. Suffolk has more boats on its coast and waterways than anywhere else in the country other than the Solent and that is why I have made marine crime my Passmore Priority for August.