Does crime pay?


Canal Boat - - News -

YES, IT DOES, if you’re the Ch­ester­field Canal Trust. But be­fore you get any mis­con­cep­tions, let us re­as­sure you that it’s other peo­ple’s crimes that are ben­e­fit­ing CCT to the tune of a new trip boat hull.

Der­byshire Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Alan Charles has cho­sen the Trust’s new boat as one of five com­mu­nity projects to be sup­ported by the NICE ( Neigh­bour­hoods In­vest­ing Crim­i­nal Earn­ings) fund which puts cash seized from con­victed crim­i­nals to good use. A £20,850 grant will pay to build the shell for the re­place­ment for trip-boat JohnVar­ley (pic­tured), which has been car­ry­ing mem­bers of the public for 23 years.

CCT’s Robin Stone­bridge said the Trust was “de­lighted” with the award for the new boat, which “we will then fit out and have in ser­vice dur­ing 2016”.

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