Wakefield district given £600,000 to cut crime

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson with the temporary Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police John Parkinson.
West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson with the temporary Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police John Parkinson.

Communities in Wakefield have been allocated more than £600,000 to help cut crime.

The cash comes from a national pot of £5.29m to cut crime and disorder, substance misuse and youth offending.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has allocated £612,464 to the Wakefield district to support his Crime and Policing Plan.

The grant is 20 per cent down on last year.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: “Achieving my community outcomes will depend on the quality of services provided by statutory and voluntary partners.

“Next year I will be focussed on making sure I have a clear offer and approach that will help me and our partners in achieving our shared aim that communities are and feel safe.”