Patcham and Hollingbury Local Action Teams have received £300 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne.
Commenting on the grant award Cllr Lee Wares said: “We are delighted our Local Action Teams have been awarded this funding, which will enable them to publicise their meetings and encourage residents to be more involved in helping improve and protect the local communities.”
Commending Cllrs Geoffrey and Carol Theobald and Lee Wares on organising
this successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “The ability to promote the Local Action
Teams is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our
communities safer. Since launching the ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding scheme in December 2013 I have made over £1m available to more than 150 local crime reduction and community safety initiatives.”
Mrs Bourne went on to say: “In May this year the scheme was expanded to provide financial support to local victims’ services. In the most recent round of funding awards, over £200,000 was allocated to services that help residents who have been affected by crime to cope and recover. I am delighted that the scheme to attract such a strong response, which tells me local organisations and community groups care about – and are committed to – helping keep Sussex safe. I look forward to visiting the Patcham and Hollingbury Local Action Teams and following the progress of their project over the coming months.”