THE Government has more than halved its contribution to community safety schemes in Liverpool, despite the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones.
Recent work in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour is now under threat, an internal Liverpool council briefing paper has warned.
The Government has cut the city’s Safer and Stronger Communities grant from £3.6m to £1.7m from April.
Sometimes it seems we are going around in never ending circles. We get police reports that statistically crime is down, from the Government everything is down whilst the money they give to councils is up. Well what is it? someone is obviously not being honest with the true figures are they.
As a tax payer I do not mind paying extra to feel more safe and secure in society, especially as the open border policy by the Labour government of this country lets anyone in. But its these very policies that are putting everyone at risk and its getting worse!! Its also of no reassurance that Liverpool City council are one of the worst in the country when it comes to political mismanagement and failure. Hardly a recipe to be a safe and secure success is it.
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