Test Valley Borough Council secures homelessness grant

Two local community projects have been awarded a total of more than £2,000 from Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Communities Fund.

In December of 2018, the scheme was shortlisted for a national award in the Youth Justice category of the Children and Young People Awards.

The Big Band Buffet social and safety music event, and the Intervention, Communication, Education (ICE) scheme have both been awarded four-figure sums.

Test Valley Borough Council, police, fire service and other support agencies are available for crime prevention and safety advice for residents, all while listening to live music and grabbing a bite to eat.

Test Valley Borough Council’s community and leisure portfolio holder, councillor Tony Ward, said: “The funding that has been secured is a testament to the hard work of those who help to organise and run these vital community projects.

“We are very grateful to the Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, for this funding and I’m sure it will go towards helping these fantastic projects over the next year.”

PCC Michael Lane said: “Working with local teams is key to my ability to target local priorities and support better outcomes for residents.

“Reducing offending, supporting victims and protecting the vulnerable are an absolute priority and sit appropriately alongside enabling effective operational policing.”

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