Commissioner vows to beat rural crime

I'm listening: Clive Grunshaw
I'm listening: Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has issued an open appeal to the public to let them know the issues that are most important to them.

As a start a questionnaire has been posted on the PCC website asking: “What Matters To You?”

Mr Grunshaw, who is also a Wyre and County Councillor , has to prepare a new Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire and the website notes: “To make sure the plan reflects what matters to Lancashire residents the PCC would like to hear your views.”

Website visitors have until January 11 to complete a survey detailing what their priorities are.

The options listed range from tackling anti-social behaviour to dealing with acquisitive and violent crime, counter terrorism, protecting vulnerable people and road safety.

The site also asks: “What issues do you think police need to tackle in Lancashire over the next 12 months?”

The results will be made public. Mr Grunshaw and the nation’s other new Police and Crime Commissioners who are waiting to hear what their area’s policing budget will be for the next financial year, met Home Secretary Theresa May on Monday.

*Lancashire Constabulary is inviting Lancastrians to sign up for targeted information about law and order issues of special interest to them - ranging from rural crime or neighbourhood issues.

Register to receive text messages and email alerts by going to

* Meanwhile Garstang police are stressing their determination to “stop rural crime in its tracks”.

They’re advising people if they see any suspicious behaviour to call the police on 101.

The appeal follows the theft of agricultural equipment from a farm on Chapel Lane, Out Rawcliffe.

If you need property, such as tack, marking you are invited to contact local officers via