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Po­lice sta­tion tak­ing shape in Skem

- Business · Skelmersdale

LAN­CASHIRE Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Clive Grun­shaw has vis­ited Skelmersda­le to see how his So­cial Value Pol­icy is ben­e­fit­ing the lo­cal area.

Dur­ing his visit to Skelmersda­le po­lice sta­tion – which is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment – Mr Grun­shaw met lo­cal con­trac­tors Con­lon Con­struc­tion, who have been ap­pointed by Lan­cashire Con­stab­u­lary to lead on the project, and was given a tour of the works so far.

So­cial Value Pol­icy was brought in by the Com­mis­sioner’s of­fice with sup­port from Lan­cashire Con­stab­u­lary to en­sure that all pro­cure­ment and com­mis­sion­ing ac­tiv­ity max­imises so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fit while also de­liv­er­ing value for money.

Clive Grun­shaw said: “This is a great ex­am­ple of how in­vest­ing in our county is an im­por­tant part of the com­mis­sion­ing process for my­self and Lan­cashire Con­stab­u­lary and is ex­actly what my ‘Back­ing Lan­cashire’ cam­paign is all about.

“That this work is be­ing done is also pos­i­tive for Skelmersda­le and the wider com­mu­nity, with in­vest­ment nec­es­sary to en­sure that the sta­tion is fully fit for pur­pose go­ing for­ward.

“Cre­at­ing safe and con­fi­dent com­mu­ni­ties is one of the pri­or­i­ties in my Po­lice and Crime Plan and in­vest­ing re­spon­si­bly is a key part of that and some­thing that, by en­cour­ag­ing other or­gan­i­sa­tions to join us in Back­ing Lan­cashire, I will be build­ing on, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal peo­ple.”

Once com­plete, the re­fur­bished sta­tion will de­liver huge ben­e­fits to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, both in terms of the phys­i­cal build­ing and also around so­cial value. The sta­tion is due to re­open in late Au­tumn 2021.

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