£20,000 cut from councilís crime tackling budget

Thursday, 24 August 2017

£20,000 cut from councilís crime tackling budget thumbnailTUV councillor, Brian Collins, expressed major concerns about the fuuding cutback.

MID and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has had its allocation of funding for this year cut by around £20,000.
A Letter of Offer for £319,896 has been received by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council from the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board, acting as the Joint Committee.
However, at a recent meeting of council's Community Planning Committee members were informed that the budget had been reduced by 4%.
The funding is for the PCSP Action Plan for 2017/18 and covers operational project/programme costs; salaries and running costs.
In addition to the amount the Northern Ireland Policing Board provide costs incurred for members meeting expenses to a maximum of £18,000. Head of Community Planning and Development, Jackie Patton, explained that there had been a "reduction of 4% in the allocation this year which is in the region of £20,000."
*Read the full story in this week's Guardian


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