Does crime pay?
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”.