Anti-crime initiatives supported thanks to commissioner’s fund

David Lloyd, police and crime commissioner for Herts
David Lloyd, police and crime commissioner for Herts
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More than £200,000 of funding has been awarded to crime prevention and victim support projects across Herts by the police and crime commissioner David Lloyd.

This is the third and largest amount of funding awarded through the community fund.

Among the recipients this month are Herts Watch, a group set up to stop cold calling in the area, and the county police force to foster community relations through its community cricket match.

Cash boosts have also come from victims-related funding – devolved from the Ministry of Justice budget – to help services which support people affected by crime.

This includes £7,000 to Mediation Dacorum, to pay for community mediation for low-level or repeat anti-social behaviour cases in the borough, and £4,472 for a three-month pilot of an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor located within Watford General Hospital.

Mr Lloyd said: “As with previous rounds, the quality of applications for funding was exceptional.

“I am delighted to be able to award more than £200,000-worth of funding to projects that will make a real difference to people in Hertfordshire, whether they be victims who need supporting, vulnerable people who need protecting, or diversionary schemes that will draw people away from crime or anti-social behaviour.”