Police station taking shape in Skem
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.